Summary: This thing sounded good for about 8 months. Then it just went to hell. Just random features wouldn't work, then would, then wouldn't again. Then it would send different levels of signals to different speakers, and suddenly without sent a huge spike to all my speakers and destroyed a set of Polk RTI...
Summary: Haven't used all of the functionalities yet, but very easy to hook up and what sound! Ordered the older unit and they were out so upgraded me to this one at no extra charge which was AWESOME!!! Would DEFINATELY reccommend this unit to others! Yamaha steps up once again!
Summary: Retired my old receiver because it has no HDMI connections. Ordered this RX-A810. There were still 9 in stock when I placed the order. Received email that they (not Amazon) no more stock and offered me RX-A820 which they say an upgrade and will give it at same price as the RX-810.
BUY if you can find one (do NOT buy from the merchants here)
24 September 2012
Summary: Long story short: Buy the RX-A810 (if you can find one), instead of the RX-A820 which skips over HDMI from a PC. See my review of the RX-A820 here for more details, and do not buy it. Try to find an RX-A810 locally and get a much superior receiver. One that actually outputs 480p over HDMI.
Summary: I bought the a-810 to replace my HTR 5790. Mostly because I had no HDMI and was lacking 3d pass through. Now this isn't a review for the HTR but I have to say for a product that was THX certified and cost about 900 in 2004 I'd say this was a huge miss for Yamaha the audio quality was terrible and...
A good reciever but could use a few improvements...
6 August 2012
Summary: I've owned this receiver for about a year and a half now and see that it has been discontinued. But I use Amazon reviews extensively, even when buying used products from other vendors, so maybe this review will help someone out who is looking to buy a used model of the RX-A810.
Summary: Pros: Excellent A/V quality on all sources including compressed music (mp3, aac, etc.). Intuitive menus and easy to change settings. The YPAO mic is a great starting point for calibrating the speakers in your room. Feature rich supporting all the latest A/V standards.
Summary: I just fell in love with my music all over again! I am running this thing straight out of the box. Have not even used the automatic sound level adjustments yet (YPAO). I did do some manual adjustment, but then put it back to stock because it was better that way in my situation.
Summary: I've owned this unit for about a week now and have no complaints. I only use it for TV and Blu ray use. I do not use it for music as I listen to my music through a 2 channel system that I have had for years and still enjoy. For multi channel processing the RX-A810 is fine.