Summary: This thing rocks! I have had it for a while, powering my home theater, but recently wired up two more zones in my house for sound. I am using an Android app on my smartphone to control the audio around the house - I can pick songs and playlists, adjust volume and DSP settings, change AM/FM stations, turn the thing on/off, you name it. Now I can listen to music on my deck or family room using the Yamaha as the central amp.
Summary: I've had this now for several months - No issue so far and the power is really great! It pushes my Klipsch RF-82 and RC-62 really nicely, no distortion, one of the smallest THD on the market in this price range. It's worth the money!
Summary: 5 stars for the "good" price on this 'new in box' home theater receiver. Dynamic service was great - unit arrived much quicker than advertised - most happy. Have set up the receiver and calibrated the speakers but have not even scratched the surface as far as really configuring any of the options. Had a 10 yr old JVC and can't believe the new things possible with this Yamaha. Highly recommend this toy - it will keep you entertained for years.
Summary: I debated between several brands before choosing this receiver based on a salesperson's recommendation. Boy, am I glad I listened to him. I didn't realize how terrific Yamaha A/V equipment is! This receiver produces full, rich, absolutely clean and pure sound. I have a 9.2 setup with Polk speakers all the way, and this doesn't disappoint. Plus, it has a panel to cover the controls on the front that give it a sleek, modern look - gorgeous.
Summary: I upgraded from the RX-V990 to this AVR. Multizone functionality is very nice. I like being able to use the iPhone app to control the other zones. The lack of AirPlay was not a huge deal. I have an Apple TV to make up for that. The next iteration, the RX-A2020 doesn't have Pandora, Sirius IR, etc etc. So I'm glad I didn't wait for it. YPAO is very useful. I switch between YPAO Flat equalization and manual. This unit has plenty of power.
Summary: I bought a display model at a great price from best buy and I'm happy to say that it is an amazing unit. I haven't had a chance to use it in anything but 5.1 but even still it blows away my old sony receiver. Test drove it yesterday with the Dark Knight and it made my speakers sound 100% better than they were before. Setup was pretty straightforward - routed my PS3 and cable through the unit and then to the TV.
Summary: This receiver is everything I expected it to be. I chose it because of past experience with Yamaha component systems. I wasn't dissapointed. There were some really good sales on other brands of comparable receivers, but only Yamaha would output into zones 2 and 3 from digital as well as analog input. I am glad I didn't go with those other receivers. The sound is crystal clear at ear-splitting volume with no hiccups from the device.