Cons: Set up with Samsung hdtv, cable, DVR player. Unable to get all of the speakers to world. When you increase the volume the numbers go down. The scenes and input make no sense. Have had four different 'experts' try to set this up. Not one of them, nor could I get this correct - evidently.
Summary: The product was scratched so I boxed it back up to send back. Then I noticed they sent the wrong model. Timing was such that I could not take a replacement so I got a refund. They don't refund the $20+ S&H so I ate that. I do not recommend purchasing from this seller.
Good reciever but HDMI does not allow audio pass through
Fa Fa Flo HI, Amazon
9 March 2011
Summary: I bought this receiver fully expecting to use HDMI inputs for audio and video connections. As it turns out you have to use a separate audio connection along with the HDMI cable. In other words the HDMi for this unit only handles the Video aspect of the receiver and not the audio.
Summary: As other reviewers have mentioned, the packaging and the labeling in the store had HDMI all over the box. Buying a "receiver" that indicates HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) led me to believe the receiver "received" multimedia via the HDMI connection. Nope.
Summary: As a standard def audio receiver, it works as it should. For a HDMI capable receiver, it is utterly useless. It has "HDMI Pass-through" which basically means it works an an expensive switch box. It takes the HDMI signal, and forwards it along to the TV. That is it.
Summary: I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on receivers from Sony, Onkyo, NAD, Carver and a few others, but never considered Yamaha...my new philosophy regarding electronics is not to spend over $200.00 on this type of item and if and when something should go wrong, just toss it and start...
Pros: It has separated Multi-channel Input, perfect for my 5.1 sound card on my desktop. Everything works as expected and sound is beautiful and powerful. Works great with my Infinity speakers. I had it for over 1 month, very happy.
Summary: Works very much as advertised. Probably not the best receiver I've ever had, but perfectly adequate for a small home theater and CD playing application. I haven't gotten around to installing the rear speakers yet, so I can't comment on the surround sound, but it drives two pretty hefty (and old and...
Summary: I was looking to get a richer sound in my bedroom, I was previously using a Creative 5.1 PC speaker system. It just wasn't cutting it. I have an HTPC in my living room feeding an Onkyo 5.1 through optical, and it is just amazing. I was hoping to replicate that sound on the cheaps.
Pros: Cost is the best pro, on special this was only a hundred and twenty bucks. It is fairly small in depth, and vents well. It has analog inputs if you are going out from a sound card from your PC, as I am doing off my X-Fi card. Optical inputs, HDMI, and all other connections are pretty straight for...
Cons: For the price it is hard to list any cons here. If I were to reach for any, it would have to be the half lame remote.