Summary: I have 2 of these receivers in my house and love that it's so feature packed at it's price point. It has 5.1 pre-outs which gives you the option of connecting external power amps for your speakers. This is a great budget receiver for most people.
Summary: Great sound, nice features and easy to use. This is a dramatic improvement when watching movies, playing video games, listening to CD's or records. I would recommend this to anyone who is inclined to purchase a Yamaha product.
Summary: I picked up this Receiver when I moved into my new house last April and I am very pleased with it. It took me a little longer to get the outside speakers to work on Channel 2, but that is because I am not a very knowledgeable person when it comes to AV or Sound Systems.
Summary: Good deal. Replaced a much cheaper Pioneer and the quality shows. It's built like a tank. When people say "they don't make them like they used to", I'm pretty sure they are not talking about this receiver. It's clearly heavy duty.
Summary: Got this on sale (60% off!) right when I needed to get a new receiver as the old one had died. This device works perfectly and for those of us not interested in spending $$$$$$ for sub decimal sounds that the human ear really can't perceive, it's awesome. Plenty of connections - shared HDMI output.
Summary: I replaced an old Yamaha unit with this one because I wanted to step up to 5.1-7.1 surround. It has many features I will never use, but does all I want. Easy set-up and easy to follow instructions and sounds great with my Klipsch speakers.
Sounds much better than my Denon AVR-2807 and my Onkyo SR805
Laurent Casado, Amazon
4 February 2012
Summary: Excellent receiver for the price period. It's my first Yamaha gear and it sounds much better than my previous Denon AVR-2807 or my Onkyo SR805 that weight twice the Yamaha and end up on fire (I will never buy Onkyo anymore). I was surprised how musical is this receiver.
Summary: Amazon is a certified reseller of Yamaha so the warranty is legitimate. It has every codec and feature you could want except USB and network connectivity, but I have it plugged into a media center PC so that isn't an issue.
Excellent Quality for Entry Level of Yamaha Aventage line of AV Receivers
2 January 2012
Summary: I got a 3D LED TV and 3D Blue Ray player so needed to update my AV receiver to the correct HDMI level (3D requires 1.4a or above). Technically this is last year's model and was B-Stock (look it up on Yamaha's site, but basically refurbished or otherwise returned and resold).
Summary: I bought this to replace a failing 10 year old Sony. I looked long and hard and read MANY consumer and professional reviews. Near the end, it came down to a different Yamaha (667) and this one. It was almost a flip of the coin, as both were rated very highly.