Summary: This is not an entry level receiver but a "High End Receiver" with every adjustment anyone could evr ask for. I payed $1195.00 for mine in 2006 and it's by far the best investment in audio for my home I could have ever done. The sound quality blows the competition away.
Great Product - but falling a bit behind in technology
5 August 2011
Summary: I bought this receiver in LIKE NEW condition on Craigslist for a $100 bill. It replaced an Onkyo TX-SR607 that is failing. Even though it is now 7 years old, it still has 2 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out connections. HDMI is V1.2a and works with a 1080p signal.
Summary: This is the less expensive / cheeper version of the RX-V2700. Although the same components used and vertually the same specs, this unit comes with a plastic face plate and knobs (not metal like the 2700).
Summary: I don't know too much about receivers, but after owning this Yamaha receiver for 6 months now, I know this much... this is a great receiver. I haven't tried using all the bells and whistles on this beast yet, but the 2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output is wonderful. Only drawback is the price.
Summary: this is a great buy (especially with the amazon discount from the original retail price). the yamaha HTR-6090BL is very easy to use and handles my system with ease and enough power to all the speakers to have a clear and strong audio & visual experience.
Summary: Replaced my way to difficult to operate Denon (and I'm a gadget guy) with the Yamaha. Easy to setup, I like the HDMI interfaces and the automatic speaker tuning was a no brainer. It even found one speaker that I had the wires reversed on. The sound is just as good or better than the Denon.
Summary: This receiver has the latest and greatest technology to date. It has upscaling through HDMI, (only up to 480P though), many great sound modes to choose from, and an unbelievable amount of power that drives your seven speakers.