Summary: This item was received with many scratches on the display window. The unit actually rocked back and forth due to an uneven bottom cover. The unit also was DOA! Horrible experiance! This was supplied by "OUTLET" as refurbished. They did give me credit without a hassle...but never would purchase from them again...neither should you!!!
Summary: This reciever came brand-new. Even as a b-stock item, I could not see any flaws myself. This was my first "Automatic System Calibration", and "WOW!!". I was happy that I only had to move one speaker, and couldn't believe the difference in sound when it was done.
Summary: I guess I am not sharp enough to hook this up the 30 plus book didnot do it for me. i have spent auout 11 hour reading and trying to get it to work. I have had other Yamaha products and had not problems but this is very frustrating.
Summary: With this tuner you can plug all the equipment you have into it. That was one thing I was looking for in replacing my old tuner. There are a lot of different settings for the surround sound speakers. You have to spend a little time reading up on the settings and testing them out for the best sound for your speakers for movies, cd's, listening to the radio, phonographs, PS3 etc. It even has 2 optical inputs.
Summary: This is a great budget receiver. Setup is easy with the included microphone and Yamaha system. They receiver will auto set and detect each speaker. The sound is plenty loud for my room, and the reciever is driving 15yr old book shelf speakers. I added a new sub woofer and now the sound is amazing. The only thing this reciever does not have is HDMI connections. The reciever has many sound settings from Nighttime to 5ch Stero.
Summary: I did the research. Looked for best prices. Ebay has great deals! This product has outperformed even my very highest expectations! You cannot go wrong with this model. Its ability to setup your sound field automatically by listening to the acoustics of your room is incredible. I purchased some great quality in wall surround sound speakers and this receiver made them come alive!!!
Summary: I purchased this product and was reluctant to do so because it was a refurbished Item Not knowing what to expect ! However after recieving it and inspecting it for quality and workmanship it proved to be as good as New... I would recommend this Item to a friend and wish all who purchase it to have the same great results that I have.....
Summary: I like Yamaha audio products. They have a long standing reputation for being 'top drawer'. Audiofiles like specs. - lots of specs, on everything.The info offered on this (home theater) receiver, and several others I looked at, make no mention as to whether it (they) have a "sub-woofer" pre-amp OUTPUT jack ???? Which is sort-of a required feature on "home Theater" receivers?