Summary: To all the review writers that ether had problems or couldn't understand the manual, I've had my receiver 4 years now and it just fine, I wanted a nice rig but easy on the wallet, at the time i got this from Best Buy for $125 and since then I've gotten nothing but enjoyment out of it, added a pioneer 15 band graphic EQ and a fisher (old school) stereo reverb unit,bose cube speakers and can create any type of sound i choose, The HTR-5830 is connected to my dishnetwork...
Summary: If you are looking for a reciever that cn handle your expensive audio/visual equipment and give you good quality without a huge price tag this is it. It's age makes it a good choice for someone that wants good sound at a decent price. It doesn't have HDMI hookups just the standard composites. That however is it's only major flaw. This reciever gives good quality sound at a low price. Quality and affordability what more can you ask for?
Summary: The sound is great, the features fantastic, and you'll never be able to appreciate them, because the controls are impossible, and the manual worthless. Quick! Change the volume level of the center speaker. Just try. You'll have to push a button on the remote, after you push a button on the remote that isn't documented, then you'll be able to get to the control.
Excerpt: We bought the Yamaha HTR5830 AV receiver five months ago. Its having lot of features such as able to connect DVD, Digital Receiver, VCR and then other recording components systems. It’s a 5. 1 channel receiver. It’s having a Amplifier, one subwoofer and 5 speakers. It’s having a remote, which can control AV Receiver, DVD, VCR and TV. With a single remote we can able to control all these.
Summary: What I like. Sounds good and clean, enough power for me. Lots of soundfield settings. Plenty of inputs. 4 volt sub pree-out, great if you use a stand alone amp that dosen't have a gain control or if you have a long cable run to a powered sub. I also like being able to use the bass/treble in surround modes including dolby digital. It does however only work on the R/L fronts, not the center and surrounds. Now for what I don't like.