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
jean laurent, 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.
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.
Summary: The receiver is awesome and delivers what it claims to deliver and wiring it is as easy as it can be. But after six months I ran into a weird problem, the receiver would shut down (completely!) every 15 or so minutes.