Summary: I've been using a htr-5730 for several years now with no issues. Really good receiver for it's price range. Pros: Good tuner sound quality and sensitivity. Pretty clean sounding amp. I drove 4 ohm jbl speakers with no problems. I really like the ability to adjust bass and treble for the front mains while in a surround mode. 5 band center EQ is a nice feature. Tons of surround sound fields and adjustments.
Summary: Very simple, I understood that it was the receiver and that was it, it was cheap while suiting my needs. If I wanted something more powerful or more complete I would have bought something else, but this is a great was to simply do what I need to be done. Simple and Cheap. Side note: W/out a remote some people may have issues, but I have a Harmony...so needless to say I was in great shape.
Summary: 5 years ago I purchased a Yamaha receiver that I still use to this day. I decided to buy a second receiver and pieced together a system that I now enjoy in my kitchen/dining room area. The features of this receiver are simple to use, and it performs exactly how I need it to. It is reliable, sounds incredible, and is attractive to look at. You can't go wrong with these receivers.
Summary: This thing wails! I found these Klipsch speakers in my neighbors garbage and I found this reciever on ebay and now I blow away my whole culdusac! Unbelievable! The Klipsch are on my the A channel and I have some bose outdoor speakers on the B channel for the back yard, the 500W reciever makes the whole neighborhood seem like a concert. Reciever cost me 26$ on Ebay........
Summary: Love that it offers lots of features while maintaining Yamaha's sound precision. Great package and an affordable price. This reciever will surprise you with all of its features and nice orange display.
Summary: It only has composite inputs for video, so it's not the best in that regard, but it has three digital audio inputs, an analog 6-channel input, several stereo inputs and lots of sound enhancement options. I really liked the 5-channel stereo mode.