Summary: Very powerful and clean sounding machine. I had just purchased a Onkyo 809 which was also a great receiver WHEN it worked. I have had Yamaha's and Onkyo's before . They are both great products. The real issue here is do you want all the whistles and bells or great powerful sound. I will take quality of sound any time. I t may not have hdmi inputs, but so what.You run your hdmi components directly to your tv. and use optical for sound.
Summary: They don't make them like they used to. I had just purchased the Onkyo 809 which was wonderful unit when it worked. This 5890 will just about blow any other receiver in its dust. It is very powerful and clean sounding. Dolby digital and dts digital using optical sounds better than hd audio with hdmi for sound. The hd format is actually a compressed pcm format to save space. There has been too much advertising about this new hd format and hdmi.
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Summary: Yamaha Superior Performance, High Powered 7.1-Channel 980W (140W x 7) A/V Receiver. It features Yamaha's unique CINEMA DSP for outstandfing home theater performance, as well as THX, all Dolby formats and all DTS formats. It has YPAO which automatically sets the best sound for any room, with any speaker placement, all in less than three minutes.
Summary: I purchased this receiver back in 05-06ish. Prior to purchasing this model. I owned the HTR-5240 "home theater in a box" model. I along with anyone who came over to watch movies, etc. Would love coming to my house, because of the theater system. From that experience i am a die hard Yamaha customer. My Home Theater Setup at the Present time: Yamaha HTR-5890 receiver Sony CDP-CE375 5 disc cd changer Sony DVP-NS700H DVD player JVC HR-S5000U HIFI Super-VHS player.
Summary: A super powerful receiver (140 watts x7). Experts have concluded that Yamaha is conservative with their power rating and boast that the power rating fr exceeds what is stated. I would agree, I cannot turn this receiver past half way in my 30x30 living room unless I want to be deaf. This translates to excellent headroom and exceptionally low to zero distortion. You will definately not have any clipping with this kind of pure power!
Summary: I bought the stereo because it has the wattage and channels I need with less of the extra digital video stuff they put in stereos with similar wattage. This thing is great! big improvement from the old stereo. Crystal clear sound clarity combined with ridiculous loudness. EXCELLENT!!!
Summary: The experience of purchasing on Ebay was fun and the product was acquired at a reasonable price. The receiver is amazing in terms of capabilities. Unfortunately, after i had the reciever 2 weeks it ceased working. So I have to take it for repair. That of course, is the risk that you accept when buying on Ebay.