Summary: I upgraded more than a year ago from a RX-V800. This was a really nice upgrade. I choosed between 2 or 3 other brand. Finally choose this one for it's largest set of inputs (still has a phono jack that I use), for the remote function from an IPhone and for a better warranty. I have read many review on other brand about problem after a year or two. This receiver has a 4 years warranty. This tells me that the company is more confident about the reliabiliy of their product.
Summary: Update: I discovered that feedback was coming from a my DirecTV's coaxial line. Unplugging the HDMI cable that was plugged into the receiver eliminated all feedback entirely. Also it seems to have fixed the on-screen display issue, too. The article I found online suggests that I install a coaxial isolation transformer on that cable. I have one on order and hope that it will work. Without either of those issues I have no issues with this receiver.
Summary: This receiver does evreything I have been looking for: 1. HD radio 2. Internet radio 3. HDMI switching 4. External device control (turn on the TV and the receiver turns on and switches to accept audio from the TV automatically.) 5. Receiver is controlable via any PC. Reviever provides a web page for this purpose. 6. Satelite tuner input. (I have not used this yet) 7. IPOD docking station (optional) 8. Automatic room acoustics compensation using supplied microphone.
Summary: Thank you Amazon.com and Electronics Expo for the receiver. I am delighted with the performance. I purchased an Onkyo NX-TR709 from another retailer and had nothing but problems with it for months, returning it several times for repair. Frustrated, and poorer for the non-returnable receiver, I purchased a Yamaha RX-A800 for a different retailer and was happy with the sound and functions, but the tuner was horrible and the firmware upgrade darn near impossible.
Summary: I've had this item for 1 1/2 years and I still love it. I have everything connected to it. Blu-ray, CD Player, Turntable, Tivo, XBox, WD TV Live, Roku Soundbridge, iPod (with dock)and 60" sony Television. I even have a VCR connected to it. I use zone 2 for wireless speakers in my dining room and you can controll everything from your laptop and tablet. The sound is awesome and I can go on and on and on. I'm so glad I spent the $$ on this.
Summary: I haven't owned this receiver long enough to give a detailed report, but my initial impressions are good. I've always been a Yamaha fan, having owned several of their higher-end products. Recently I decided it was time that I needed to retire my DSP-A3090 after almost 15 years of perfect service from my system. It's lack of being able to handle video switching functions in my system had started to make operation a hassle.
Summary: Many great features, this is the first receiver that I have purchased with internet connection. It has pulled together all of my AV activities into one control point, making the Audio and Video flow like no other. It was expensive, but worth the $$.
Great product, good sound, good price compared to the just released RXA2010
16 August 2011
Summary: I'm upgrading from an RX-V3800. This is a great upgrade for me. Overall, the vast improvement is in all the internet music options. I use Pandora everyday since getting this receiver. Setup is super easy and works really well. Sound quality is excellent. Documentation is HORRIBLE! Probably some of the worst I have seen in an AV product. Like most manufacturers, they don't give you a printed manual anymore. Just a CD in the box. And the way it is written is horrible.
Summary: The sound quality is great. Love the YAPO for same room speaker set up. Manual is incomprehensible. After 6 months and trying almost every possible combination of wiring, I cannot make other zone speakers work. I am a professional engineer and quite accustomed to technical documents, even writing them myself, but I cannot make heads or tails of the zone/amp assignments for multiple speaker arrangements.