Just been looking at purchasing a cheapish but high quality DP, and stumbled across the Yamaha YDP161 - tell me what I'm missing? I'm comparing it to the P155, but it seems to be the same (GH action, 128 polyphony) but 100 GBP cheaper! Plus it has 3 pedals, nice cabinet....etc.....
What am I overlooking?
The P155 has some refinements in the sound the YDP lacks. One more sample layer is the biggest of these. Then small things.
Also and this is why I don't like the YDP160/YDP161 are the controls. The user interface on the YDP is not so easy to use. Compare that the the row of buttons on the P155. The YDP may also lack a place to put a USB memory stick.
The best thing to do is download and read both user manuals.
One more thing. The YDP, Clavinova and P155 are all more or less machanically the same. they all attach to the stand using the same four machine screws and all of then come knock-down like Ikea furnature and the asembly instructs are abot the same for each. The cosmetic styles are different. the P pianos are a modern style while the YDPs are made to like a bit like an acoustic spinet piano.
All that said, nothing really wrong with the YDP. It's just not the same as a P155. It you are concerned about looks buy the LP140 stand that matches the P155.