Summary: I owned this receiver for about a month. Before owned this receiver, I had Pioneer VSX-520K and I feel like the sound is much more bold on pioneer compare to this Yamaha. without USB and ethernet, this receiver just like other low-end counterparts. Simple and boring.
Pros: plenty of HDMI input Dual HDMI output low power consumption on HDMI pass-through
Cons: Sound quality feels like similiar or less than low-end receiver. lack of USB port and ethernet connectivity. Design for advance audiophile, not average consumer.
Summary: I like the unit. It’s got nice sound and is pretty flexible. It can handle your Ipod, but you have to buy a $100 Ipod dock in order to connect it. I’d rather they just have an Ipod jack in the front. The biggest problem that I had with the unit was the tuner sensitivity.
Summary: I recently started upgrading my home theatre. First I started with the TV. I was looking for the one with the best picture in a 60" I started looking at LED's but wound up with a plasma. I really did not care for 3D but it seems that all of the top TV's came with it.
Summary: I am using the firmware that came with the unit. Although many have suggested that a firmware update will solve a lot of problems, it states in the manual (online, of course) that my firmware version does *not* require updating.
Pros: Excellent audio quality, tremendous number of input and output options
Cons: Buggy as hell! In the morning, I use it primarily for HD radio. Over the course of an hour the radio will start "skipping"-- repeating the same ~250 msec sample over and over until I intervene. I have to either change channel and/or power cycle the unit. This happens every day after about 20 min ...
Summary: When I switch to my TIVO Premier HDMI input, the receiver defaults to another input. In my case it is an analog input (AV4). I have tried 3 HDMI inputs with the same result. Does not occur with the blu ray or ROKU HDMI inputs. Maybe something in the TIVO switches it?
Pros: Fantastic surround effects covering all current sound formats. Lots of bells and whistles. Well built. Great auto setup added with manual tweaking takes just minutes. Plenty of power for our living room. Wonderful on screen set up menu overlay. Easy setup options.
Summary: This product is a winner & exactly what I wanted. I replaced an Onkyo receiver which I had for 5 months out of it's 2 year warranty. Bummer. By comparison, the Yamaha was easy to set up, operate & has a great sound. I listen to am/fm radio, cd's, watch tv & blu-ray thru this unit.
Pros: Very nice unit for the price. Thank you Newegg! This replaced a HK receiver that was about 7 years old but, in spite of lacking HDMI, was still a monster and generated great sound. At least that's what I thought. I plugged this Yamaha in and utilized the YPAO mic to balance the speakers in an odd...
Cons: There are none that I have discovered. The unit is black and not my preference. However, given how it performs, this receiver could look like a concrete block and I wouldn't mind. I am amazed at how easily it turned my average HT sound into a spectacular HT audio experience. Family watched Rio in...
Summary: adding more speakers to it as I only have two hooked up to it.
Pros: Great sound!!! Easy set-up.
Cons: no printed manual.... update is hard to do (Yamaha mailed me the disk but I havn't tried to update it yet). A few second lag time between hearing and seeing the TV (when first turning it on)but it is so short it is not a bad thing