Summary: I should start by saying that this unit may be more than enough for many people. The size of your typical Blu-ray player, it eliminates the need of having to purchase additional components since it's a Blu-ray player and receiver all in one (and it's even 3D ready). It's a space saver and potentially a money saver as well depending on your circumstances. All that said, it falls way short as a receiver.
Summary: The BRX610 is a good bluray player, with some advanced functions including "SMART" functions (youtube/Netflix),/ DLNA media playback, ipod support and quality audio output in a compact set. However, I was disappointed because of the lack of two functions I expected, even in an entry level "receiver": 1. No HDMI input. (It does have one digital optical input.) 2.
Summary: So I bought this through woot for a great price because I wanted to upgrade to Bluray without having to buy a unit with a bunch of speakers that I don't need. Pros: great picture and easy setup. Mp4 support is nice and will play right off a thumb drive. IPod support is cool with stop, pause, forward and reverse and play. It is also a small form factor so it fits in small spaces. Cons: Netflix migh as well not be installed.
Summary: I've owned Yamaha for years and this was a bit of a bit of a dissapointment: 1) the unit does not have slow motion only a pause button. So if you wanted to advance frame by frame or slow, forget it (Yamaha support said it was not a feature); and 2) powering it on is confusing because it blinks "Powering on" half a dozen times and then goes out and looks for devices like a memory stick or an iPod...talk about Microsoft Vista-Like!.