Summary: The owners manual a cd-rom was corrupted.I had to go to Yamaha web site and download the manual.Once that bump in the road was over I set it up and ran it through different programs.It was flawless and more importantly sounded excellent.I highly recommend it.The minus one star was for the owners manual.
Summary: This my first Yamaha. I Did my research on the internet as we all should. I was looking at another Denon, or a Yamaha, and Onkyo. I really liked all of them, but went with the Yamaha. I have found that when it comes to movie surround sound they all perform well. This Yamaha is great for movies, as for music I found it flat and even with many adjustments still can't fine tune my cone speakers.
Summary: This is my second Yamaha receiver in 12 years. If it wasn't for HDMI and 11.2 audio, etc. I would still be using my Yamaha DSP-A1. Truly amazing receiver which the RX-A3010 surpasses by orders of magnitude. Others have reviewed this receiver and I agree with all the accolades and sound quality so I won't repeat it here. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because their deceptive advertising regarding the alleged DLNA 1.5 compatibility.
Summary: I have owned several Yamaha receivers going back many years. My latest was the RX-V1, purchased about 10 years ago, but she finally bit the dust -- too expensive to repair and her technology too old to compete...hence, time to upgrade. I like buying Top-of-the-Line gear because one usually gets his money's worth. So, if the RX-A3010 is truly Yamaha's finest, then at least provide me with a printed Owner's Manual...the lack of one really gripes me.
Summary: This is a great receiver, but you can get the Rx 3000 for half price and buy a 2 channel amp for 90 bucks from Amazon and will have full control of 9.2. So u get 5 more watts, please!! do not jump the gun, I have installed both and there is no difference what so ever.