Summary: I bought this Receiver to replace an older Harmon Kardon unit. Found it on a special sale and could not let it go. I have been using it for a few weeks now. It has loads of features, some of which I have yet to use. BUT it's number one benefit is the crystal clear sound at all power levels.
Summary: Bought this unit about a month ago through Amazon. I must agree with most reviewers that all in all, it is a very decent unit for the price range. I have the unit connected to my home gigabit network, with satellite internet, DirecTV DVR, DVD recorder, Bose speakers, and a Mediagate MG-35 with 750Gb media drive. So far, the unit has performed impressively well.
Summary: This is a great home theater receiver. If you have,like me, a 4ohms,6 ohms and 8 ohms speakers,it's the deal!! I'm not using USB and Network for the moment but, for home theater it's great. Thanks Amazon!!
Summary: The amp and sonic processing modes work fine for my set up (3 ch + line powered sub). The FM section works better for me than the old, dead Denon. Everything works better, actually and for the price, I'm very pleased. The video upscaling from composite and S-VHS to component works fine. Not a big thing for my usage, a value add that I might use on a blue moon. Four stars for me.
Summary: When I had to replace my Denon because the buttons stopped working after zapping it with a static shock after walking across the carpet, I thought I had to get another Denon to get the sound quality I needed. The Denon was my favorite of the Surround sound systems that I have owned. But I could not pass up a special on this Yamaha receiver offered on Amazon. After verifying the claims with a number of reviews, I ordered. It showed up fast.
Summary: I did some research to figure out exactly what I wanted before I picked this one. It isn't for everyone, as it doesn't support HDMI, but I don't plan on using it for that anyway. Setup is simple and it's also easy to use. I had to download a firmware update to get it networked to my PC but that was also straight-forward.
Summary: I have had the unit for 4 months now and am still excited about it. The sound quality is excellent no matter the source! FM, iPod, CD, DVD, Mini Disc, PC, External Hard Drive, and Internet Radio (even from Germany) all sound great! The assortment of sound configurations available on this unit could even make 8-track a viable format. (it's in your mama's basement with the FAX machine) Why say that this unit is preferable to HDMI?
Summary: This reciever does everythig as advertised. I am not a network guru, but I had all network functions working in about 5 minutes. Plays internet radio and mp3 from Windows Vista Windows Media Player 11. Which is kind of amazing since Windows Vista sucks so bad. This reciever is about the only thing I haven't trouble using with Shista! Anyway, the reciever is worth much more than what it is sold for. If you have to have HDMI switching then spend $700 on something else.
Summary: I've only really used this receiver for a week but so far I like it. This is my second Yamaha receiver after the still-functioning RX-V870 that I bought in 1993! What sold me on this receiver was 1) Yamaha brand 2) Network/Internet Radio/USB capabilities and 3) Price. 1) I can't deny it. I'm a Yamaha guy. If my first receiver was an Onkyo, I'd probably have bought another Onkyo. 2) Network and USB capabilities are what sets this receiver apart.