Summary: As a decade plus user of Yamaha Products, I upgraded from a HTR 5950 to the 6230 for HDMI. I found the Users guide as always not very user friendly as to how each setting applies specifically, but from all my past experience I was able to dial the settings right in. Pros: Has Banana Plug hookups, Has Digital Optical, Has a good solid 30 pound feel to this unit, not plastic feeling.
Summary: The sound is awesome, but I can only give it 3 stars because of the really terrible set up process and an absolutely useless manual. To be honest with you, if I am reading everything right, the remote is pretty much useless too. I am trying to set up the tuner and it looks like I have to manually get up and search for stations at the receiver????? What is the point of having a remote if you can't even do a simple task like searching for stations with it?
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.
Summary: I might have a lemon, but this reciever has been terrible. About 3 months after I got it, the protection system kicked in. This system will turn the reciever off if it detects a short somewhere. I did normal troubleshooting, plugged in speakers one by one, and it kept happening. Unfortunately, it was outside the return policy by then, so I contacted Yamaha. They made me ship the unit 200 miles from my house to an authorized repair center on my dime.
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.