Summary: This unit sold as a class B, which simply means it does not meet all factory Q.A. standards,(normally a blemish) & the seller normally provides a 1 year warranty. After inspection, the marking (sticker) on the unit i received is clearly marked "C STOCK", which simply means this unit was a demo or floor model. I am 100% satisfied with this receiver. I did research before purchasing this unit to avoid any surprises on my part.
Not worth the headache. Get a Onkyo, Denon or Sony instead
18 March 2012
Summary: This is an incredibly bad piece of equipment. HMDI wont transmit sound and video (??) Maybe the product I got was defective, but overall just setting this item up was incredibly frustrating. Having the added let down that it wouldn't work was just the fly in soup.
Best home theater receiver on the market for the price.
1 December 2011
Summary: I have a Bose 5 speaker home theater sound system with a Sony LED/LCD TV. It was recommended that I use this Yamaha Receiver instead of the Bose Receiver with this system. It works great and is easy to operate. Especially for the price. I liked it so well that I have 2 of these receivers. My first one I purchased about 4 years ago. I bought this one because they may discontinue this model.
Overall it is a good quality BASIC receiver for a low price.
19 July 2011
Summary: Good basic 5.1 surround reciever. For under $200 this was a good deal. Has all the basic function you need, including individual speaker level and distance adjustments. The maximum volume I get out of this amp when using the 5.1 digital is a lot less than I got from my old amp using the same inputs and the same speakers. It is plenty loud for watching movies; but probably not what you want if you are trying to play music for a loud party.
Summary: I had a entry-level Sony that died and was looking for a low cost replacement. The Yamaha is much more than that. The sound separation is cleaner and better than the Sony. The downside: It has so many more features than the Sony did that I sleep with the instruction manual. I guess if I was a pretentious "audiophile" I would look down on this because it wasn't $1000+, but it does everthing I was looking for, and more.
Summary: I paid $38.87 for broken item worth $350.00 but when I turned it on it worked great and it still does to this day. I could go writing but my iPhone 4 has broken screen so it is very hard to type every time I hit the D key i get sf ...