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: 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: This was my upgrade from Onkyo HTR 580. The setup was simple, the YAPO takes care of the speaker configuration. For the android users, there is a "AV Controller App" for this receiver. It also has a web based user interface, but I think it is more useful for developers. The most interesting feature I like is the Parametric equalizer available per speaker. I could tweak the setting to attenuate the voice band a bit.
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.