Summary: As of yet have I figured out all of the features of this system. A little more complicated than I would like but I am sure I will figure it out when I have the time. Once it is set up, it gets a lot easier. A really groovy feature would be the automatic setup of the speakers. Using a microphone(included) and camera stand, it will automatically set the distance, identify what kind of speakers you are using and adjusts the volume for each speaker making it sound fantastic.
Summary: I really have not found any thing I dont like about it. I had a Yamaha Receiver and love it I wanted to move up to a new one that's does more and the sound was great.I did not think it would sound that much better than my last Yamaha they are the way to go.
Summary: OK, first I love this receiver, and the price was great... sounds good, plenty of power, use it with sirius, and ipod just fine... But one of the features does not work for me... the OSD for the room analyzer... So I open a ticket with Yamaha... I wait over a week to get a response asking me a question that I had already answered in the initial support request, so I write back with the information again...
Summary: Plenty of power at 105w/chnl. The various audio settings can recreate nearly any audio accurately, whether music, TV, sports or cinema. The setup is fairly intuitive once you figure out the instruction from the manual. The night setting is also a nice feature, you get the full audio range at low volume, as long as there isn't much background noise to override it.
Summary: Although I haven't tried all of the features that this receiver offers yet, I am impressed with the range of features offered at this price level. I have compared the sound quality to stereo equipment costing 4 times as much, and it is surprisingly good if you press the "direct" button and listen in stereo mode. It has all of the features that I needed in a 5.1 home theater and the construction and build quality appear to be good.
Pros: Excellent owners manual, Excellent stereo sound, Good build quality, Many features
Summary: This receiver is a great choice for a home theater system. Plenty of jacks for multiple speakers. A user friendly receiver that can be preset so children can easily select an input for movies or gaming needs. Many preset features for sound selection. A very nice product.