Price was right and it sounds so good you can taste it.
27 July 2013
Summary: I was writing the review then, my computer belched or something because, I lost all of it. Anyway, this receiver is excellent. Cleaner sound than the Pioneer I had before, onscreen graphics showing (I think) all the functions you can adjust.
The lack of HDMI will retire this unit far before it's time.
31 May 2012
Summary: This receiver is 4 letters from being a 10 star rating: HDMI. Right now, you can configure an excellent system with this unit, providing that you have a television, BluRay player, game console, Cable/DSL box, etc.
Summary: I bought it to replace one that was struck by lightning. The sound is as good or better than at the theater. I use it for multiple inputs to my home theater. These inputs include a blue ray player, XBox, two DVD players, and two Directv dishes.
Summary: I own two Yamaha RX 2500 receivers so when I decided to buy a third one, I chose this one because the specs are very close to the ones I have, and I think Yamaha provides the best value on the market.
Yamaha RX V1500 - excellent bargain in "high end" AVR
26 January 2009
Summary: I am not a educated audiofile, only guy that loves great sound with a minimum THD. This AVR receiver has so much power, fidelity, modes and speaker connections to satisfy almost everyone. For even the most demanding it will remain like a $1500.00 Nikon. It will always be better than you.
Summary: beautiful sound. It really fills the room! The microphone that it comes with does an amazing job of analyzing the room and making adjustments within 10 minutes to center the sound. This has got to be one of the best receivers I've heard for this price.