Summary: To make a long story short. I wanted to use the HD radio, it works but not to well. I do not get half of the radio stations I normally get. My clock radio gets all of them and I do not live far from any of the stations I should be able to get. I bought several different antennas, inside and outside and there was no differece. I talked to the company that I bought it from through you and they told me to talk to the manufacture. I did and got the run around from them.
Summary: I bought the receiver in December and love all of the features and especially the HD Tuner. But......In the 5 months I bought the receiver it has spent almost 3 months in the Yamaha repair shop being fixed twice. I still don't have it back.
Summary: I have had this receiver for about 2 years now and am very satisfied with its performance. Sound quality is great and gives music and movies rich full sound. The big complaint about it is the hd radio tuner does not work too well but i am not worried about that as i have apple tv and listen to most music with itunes.
Great Receiver without all the bells and whistles of more expensive receivers
30 November 2011
Summary: I have got to love Yamaha products and this is the best Receiver I have ever had (I have owned a Yamaha HTR and a Samsung). I think the main reason you will find it at almost half the price on the web is because it lacks internet connectivity and air play; however, if you are not concerned about this extra features, this is the best Receiver you can find for the money.
Summary: I upgraded from a Yamaha receiver that was about 6 years old that was great, however did not have HDMI support. I was able to get rid of soooo much excess wiring and simplify all cabling, etc. The new Yamaha receiver was a very simple set up, and I LOVE it.
Summary: I was looking for an AV receiver to replace my 9 year old Yamaha RX-V1 - Yamaha's flagship receiver in 2001. I was happy with the RX-V1 (I still am) but I felt I was missing out on the new lossless HD sound (ie, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD) when I watch movies or concerts on Blu-ray. I tried using the RX-V1's multi-channel analog inputs with my blu-ray player's analog outs to enjoy lossless HD audio but eventually felt that the soundstage was just not there.
Summary: I bought this to replace a Yamaha receiver I bought in 1991 which cost me $1800 at the time. I run Kilpch horns (2,800 ea in 1991, now well over 4K) / infinity center and a Klipch powered 10" sub. Now Klipch, being such a great speaker, doesn't need a lot to drive great sound. However changing to this receiver turned my sound from "really good maybe great" to "great to exceptional". I finally get the "wall of sound" I have read about.
Summary: I purchased this to upgrade my Denon 890 receiver for one reason, to use the two HDMI 1.4a outputs. Setup is Direct TV HDDVR and PS3 feeding a Mitsubishi 3dTV (65738) and a projector. Everything worked except that Direct TVs 3d content failed to work on Channels 104 and 106. Black screen and no sound. I realized the firmware was out of date (1.XX) so I downloaded the 2.xx firmware in hopes that would help.