Excerpt: The Yamaha RX-V2600's seductive sound is matched by its up-to-the-minute features and stellar build quality. Sound & Vision says: The Yamaha's auto-setup routine yielded channel levels within about a decibel of those established using my own sound meter — pretty darn good. Still, the Yamah...
Summary: For movies I utilized a timbre-matched Aperion Audio loudspeaker system and alternated between various DSP modes (notated in the reviews) to evaluate the system during multi-channel home theater use.
Pros: HDMI 1.1 audio support, Upconversion and scaling of SD analogue inputs to 720p/1080i via HDMI output, Zone 2/3 remote with source select and XM controls, Zone 2 with on-screen display (OSD)
Cons: No parametric EQ bands below 62.5Hz, Spring clips for Presence/Zone 2/3 speakers, Menu activity on DVDs causes HDMI dropouts to display, No on-the-fly speaker level trims