The best choice for a receiver in its price range!
22 December 2014
Summary: I hooked up two front speakers Yamaha NS-S34 and a subwoofer polk DSW PRO660. Sounds great! Pros: - powerfull and clean sound - internet radio and good network detection - quality construction - lots of sound modes - plenty of inputs - 4K and 3D compatible - price Cons: - no WiFi - for internet radio need to use TV display
Summary: This replaced a Yamaha receiver from 1999. I hated to part with that one, but I really wanted one with mode video switching capabilities. For the price this is a solid product and very easy to use.
Took a leap of faith and ordered a refurbished unit... and was very pleased.
buffalo bob, Amazon
6 January 2014
Summary: No cosmetic damage whatsoever, the only concern was the packaging (before opening). Amazon did the right thing in putting it in a new box because the original was a bit sketchy (due to water damage maybe?). Anyway, all the functions work flawlessly (that I have tried) and I LOVE the network capabilities, they're just awesome. I now have the Yamaha AV controller app on my Kindle Fire HD and my iPhone, although the Kindle app runs a bit smoother I think.
Summary: I use this receiver with my Energy Take Classic speakers and polk psw-10 sub. This thing makes full and powerful sound. Great for music for parties or just sitting back and enjoying. The ONLY thing I don't like is the remote, most remotes I can use in the dark but this one is a pain to get use to.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality