This is my third Yamaha amp that lost HDMI switching
28 May 2012
Summary: I purchased this RX-A3000 amplifier because it offered "Party Mode" so I could play digital inputs in Zones 2 and 3. Now after 11 months, the HDMI switching has failed. I know this to be the case because this is the THIRD time a Yamaha amp has done this to me. Twice I had to send in my RX-Z7 amp to have the HDMI board replaced. I assumed that was extreme bad luck.
Not Impressed and would not purchase in the future!
Ranger Rick, Amazon
5 November 2011
Summary: This receiver had super reviews but I'm not at all impressed and extremely disappointed in the purchase. To start and to be fair the sound is good but this is the end....some would say this is all that matters; however, beg to differ. When you spend this amount of money for a receiver I expect it to be simple, intuitive and brilliant. The GUI (Graphic User Interface) is NOT/NOT simple or intuitive. It was obviously established without a simple user in mind.
Summary: I was a long-time, very satisfied Denon receiver user until I upgraded my system early this year. The Yamaha RX-A3000 came highly recommended, so I decided to make the switch. Talk about a huge mistake!! From the very beginning, the receiver output intermittent static from the front center channel. I contacted Yamaha and they had me send the receiver (on my own dime) to a central repair facility in Austin, TX.