Great Product - but falling a bit behind in technology
9 December 2012
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. Do wish it was 1) THX rated, 2) had 2 sub woofer preamp outputs, 3) upconvert to 1080p (only does 480i to 480p) and 4) that I could fire all 7 speakers at once.
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). I have had this unit connected for about a year now using a upconverting DVD player and a HD cable box. I have a 5.1 speaker system from Definitive Technology and have been very happy with the performance.
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. You can find HDMI receivers out there for a lot less now, but probably with less options.
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. the HDMI connectivity was a MUST for me, and the yamaha delivers the upscaled connection that i wanted.
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. The best part is my wife can operate it also.
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. Some other advantages include an array of inputs from PHONO to even minidisc inputs. One of the greatest advantages to this receiver is that even if you input STEREO sound, it will convert it into 7.1, making any movie into a blockbuster.
Summary: I recently purchased the yamaha htr 6090 to go with my samsung 61 HDTV 1080p, samsung blu-ray player, klipsch quintets and klipsch subwoofer. This combo of products are simply awesome. I was able to easily hook up my hdmi cables from my samsung player and cable box into the receiver. And from the receiver hdmi to my tv's hdmi. I went from lots of cables to just three, the two inputs and one output. What a difference in sound and video.
The 6090 replaces the 5990, does it live up? You Decide.
Paul Pratt "Screenwriter", Amazon
31 August 2006
Summary: I was a previous owner of the Yamaha 5990 and recently purchased the 6090 as a replacement for it. I wanted to highlight a few of the differences between the two in features so that you can make an informed product buying decision. In the next few weeks 5990's will be going on clearance in order to make room for this new piece. Maybe you'll decide to go higher up on the Yamaha product line to the RX-V series, or try a different company.