Summary: Great receiver!!! I bought this one as a refurbished unit in great price 400$+33$ shipping. I got the receiver with all the parts,nothing missed and look like nobody touch it before. This unit is very good start to high end receiver products. I did long research before i bought it and compare all the company around like pioneer, denon, hk, onkyo ect. Yamaha was the only one with no problem issue and very easy to set up.
Summary: This Yamaha RX-A 710 recever is great. Powerful clean sound. All the conections I could ever need. I have owned a Kenwood and three Onkyo receivers thru out the years. This Yahaha is the best. Sound quilty is very clean, even at high volume. My old Onkyo tx-ds777 is a good receiver, but I needed HDMI connections for the newer tv technology. Yamaha is a great fit in my house.Great product.
Summary: Three weeks. Then went dead. Returned it, couldn't get another one anywhere--there were none to be had. I ended up getting the RX-A1010 for almost the same price as the 710. I probably would have been perfectly happy with the 710 if it hadn't become defective, but the 1010 is a monster (now available as the 1020 w/ Apple Airplay). This series offers a Zone 2, but as noted elsewhere, it can't do HDMI in Zone 2 unless in Party Mode across the entire system. Go figure.
Summary: Had this unit one week and it stopped working. Authorized service center said the main board was fried and replaced it. Months later the front controls stopped working, but remote still worked. While dealing with Yamaha over this issue there were problems with HDMI ports not working and I had to use only one port by unplugging and plugging in the components I wanted to play. Have a RA for return to Yamaha.
Summary: Receiver worked great for about eight months until I started experiencing intermittent connectivity issues with the HDMI ports. Finally took it to an authorized service center which is backlogged 25 working days, good job Yamaha! When dropping it off I spoke with several other Yamaha owners and they were experiencing the same problems. Yamaha receivers are usually very dependable but be wary of the RX-A series; apparently the HDMI ports are temperamental at best.
Summary: I'm a long time Yamaha user and this one lives up to all my expectations. I coupled it with Polk speakers and the 7.1 surround is excellent. The iPad/iPhone app is easy to use and compliments the home theater experience. I have it connected to my internet and enjoy Pandora music when entertaining. The onscreen display is easy to use and the YAPO mic makes getting the sound "right" easy.
Summary: So much greatness to share about the RX-A710 it would take too much time to type it all up...I'll make this review short. Sound and picture quality is outstanding. What I really like are the networking capabilities, control using the iPhone app and especially the separate 'Zone 1' and 'Zone 2' outputs. I have 'Zone 1' setup for home theater viewing and 'Zone 2' for listening to music on the outside patio deck.
Have chance to upgrade from a older unit? I highly recommended this unit !!
5 May 2012
Summary: I use this as a Home Theater and for Classical Music interest and my DVD Movies. Very well built with quality Circuitry that you'd normally expect in a more expensive unit! Has some great features! USB for thumb drives and your iPhone/iPod is great. You can even control these from the remote once hooked to unit...NEAT! App for iPhone/iPod/iPad to use as remote BUT it hasta be hooked to your personal network for this feature to work.
Summary: I recently setup my own home theater and will copy this post for all the items involved. I bought a Yamaha A710 receiver, Polk Blackstone TL2600 speakers, and the JBL WEM-1 wireless amplifier to add to my Samsung 3D LED TV (UN55D6900WF), Samsung 3D Blu Ray player and XBOX 360. I did months of research reading reviews both online and on Amazon to find what I needed and what was over-the-top.