Summary: Very easy to setup. Remote control buttons are difficult to read as others comment when not backlit. Yamaha dynamic range control, dialog lift and DSP make listening a joy. Sound quality better in my opinion than THX class D receiver I previously owned. Hoping to get a nice long life out of this and decided to pay little extra for better Sabre32 DAC.
Summary: Sound Quality is much better than I even anticipated. I switched from a mid-tier Onkyo that was about 7 years old. YPAO has evolved to challenge Audyssey MultEQ, with room equalization for 2 subwoofers. Flat EQ sounds great, but Natural may be more appropriate if you have bright speakers. I use the Manual EQ with the settings copied (yes, the receiver even does that) from Flat but the high end is in-between Flat & Natural EQs.
Pros: Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Revealing
Summary: A super sophisticated piece of technology. Having already owned Yamaha Receivers setting this one up was a breazee. Sound quality is what's expected from an AV Receiver of this caliber. Remote is way too big and some of the GUI functions within windows should have been superior and sophisticated. Other than that, its performance tops other brands in the market.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Huge dynamics, plenty of power, Multi band eq for each channel which is important for me to eq the center speaker, user friendly menu, & in my opinion its the best looking receiver in the market right now. This receiver is replacing my Anthem MRX500 which broke down after two years of use & the difference is big, I'm using Jamo Concert series 5.1 speakers set with the C807 as fronts.