|Yamaha DGX660 Black|
|Casio PX780 Piano|
But no matter what, in most cases the "piano playing experience" is personal and subjective as it should be, so you can have a great time with all of these models depending on what you want. However, the Yamaha V240 is internet priced at $1000 more than the new Casio PX780, which is a huge difference, so that price difference alone makes the new Casio a much better buy in my opinion. I would recommend you also check out my Casio PX780 review: Casio PX780 review
As far as the Yamaha YDP181 goes, it's really quite basic (same cabinet & sound system as the V240) and has almost none of the functions of either the Yamaha DGX660 or YDPV240. But it was not built for that purpose as it's goal is to give you a good replacement for an upright piano which is what it tries to do, and is certainly much better in that way than the other two Yamaha pianos. However the YDP181 does not have a USB ipad/computer output connection on it which is a big drawback in my book. Even the YDPV240 and DGX660 has the USB connector although it is not the new "plug & play" system that Casio pianos have which is even better and make interactive play with an iPad more intuitive. I can provide you with more iPad digital piano info if you contact me.
Also, the Casio PX780 ($999 internet price) would be a great alternative to the DGX660 in terms of key action realism, piano sound, internal sound system, and a few other features, and competes head on with the Yamaha YDPV240, but for half the price. Go to the following link to read my review on the Casio Privia PX780: Casio PX780 Review
At the rate digital piano technology is going, regular acoustic upright pianos may become a thing of the past one day, but until then acoustic pianos are still a great investment and can be a great playing experience although they have high upkeep costs, are heavy, loud, and cannot be played with headphones, nor can the acoustic portion of a regular piano be connected to laptop computers or iPads. No wonder digital pianos are far outselling acoustic upright pianos these days:)
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