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: 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: I've had this receiver for nearly a year and I've found it to be pretty good. Excellent sound and fairly intuitive controls. It lacks HDMI, but so does my HDTV--so that was not an issue for me. The remote works fairly well although the unit is not as responsive to the volume buttons as I would like. It seems like you have to leave your finger on the button for a long time to get any increase in volume; and then you have too much.
Summary: I love the idea that you can hook this up to your wireless home network and access music stored on your computers. I have a D-Link HDD storage unit connected directly to my wireless router and thats where i store all my music and movies. I wanted some way to have a home theater unlock all the music whithought having to dedicate a computer to this.
Summary: I'm very pleased with the purchase of this receiver. Great sound, decent remote and easy navigation. Drawbacks are no HDMI connectors and a text-based gui for connecting to your home network and listening to MP3's.
Summary: The unit sounds very good, was easy to set up, and lived up to my expectations. The 6.1 Stereo works perfectly in my small'ish living room. The only problem is Yamaha could have spent a little more time in refining the Internet menus, a little difficult to quickly make selections.