Summary: Overall the 3020 is a fantastic performer. I'm coming from a succession of mid to upper tier Onkyo Receiver/Amps which have, until recently, performed relatively well and offered excellent features for their cost. The last Onkyo died just outside of warranty so I was wanting to step up a level.
Pros: Clean sound and great power Easy access to multi zone music Tons of inputs and HDMI outputs (even to Zone2) Relatively easy configuration - menus are very intuitive Great flexibility
Cons: Remote can be somewhat clunky - for a unit at this level I'm thinking touch screen LCD is in order.
Summary: This is a great piece of equipment, with one glaring flaw. In its effort to make everything idiot-proof by automating simple functions, Yamaha, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to tell you how to utilize your 9 channels of power by giving you a choice of preset configurations.
Pros: build quality, video and audio quality
Cons: amp pre-configuration modes may not fit in with your system needs
Summary: I have 2 of these units, one feeding my Home Theatre Room and one (refurb) feeding my gym ( also used as spare in case main theatre breaks down). The home theatre unit is running 11.2 channels. I also have a Denon X4000 feeding my bedroom equipment. Sound quality is pretty good.
Pros: Good unit.
Cons: Rear wall channels not quite as clear as I'd like.
Summary: I use my 3020 every day and I love it. As good as this A/V receiver is, it could easiy have been even better.I didn't rate it 5 stars for several reasons. 1. The only USB input is in the front behind the door which for me is not ideal.
Summary: I purchased this AV receiver to replace my 13-yr old former flagship Yamaha RX-V1 receiver after the center channel amplifier went out on me. In short, this is a very good receiver in terms of raw sound quality, but nowhere near the raw sound quality the former Yamaha flagship receivers.