THX Dolby sounds incredible. Amazing clarity and plenty of power. Get1
9 April 2013
Summary: I would be lost without the user guide. This receiver is packed with features. It could use more HDMI inputs, but for now it has what I need. The sound is what you would expect from Yamaha, clear and defined. Watching movies at home will never be the same.
Summary: I got this unit 6 years ago and it is never able to handle video correctly. The upscaling is a joke. The video output quality is worse than the input. So now I use it as a pure audio amplifier.
Summary: Like all new tech ages quickly this sweet unit is showing retirement age in A/v both due to not being able to handle 1080p and defiantly not 3d out of date but still good for an old setup or a non A/v setup ass it a sweet sounding amp and runs dam hot due to it amps but that a worth it for it sound
Summary: I have had this receiver for 5 years now and it has worked perfectly. This receiver is a true hi fidelity monster! The weight of this receiver is almost 2x more than any other receiver i've ever owned. It's also physically larger too, due to the Class A amplifiers.
Summary: Sorry Yamaha - you screwed the pooch on this one. For this price I would expect it to stay running ALL THE TIME. But alas, no go after the first year of supreme performance. Seems like as soon as the warranty was over it started randomly shutting down whenever it wanted. I won't buy another Yamaha.
Summary: I purchased my first Yamaha "stereo" receiver in 1977 . At that time it was the coolest thing I had purchased along with the Phillips 870 turntable to spin the albums. Since I have owned several Yamaha receivers. All have been high end.
After seven years, finally retired - not enough HDMI inputs
Daniel G. Lebryk, Amazon
17 January 2009
Summary: In it's day this was a very advanced high end receiver. It was the second wave of HDMI switchers, at an affordable price point - not $3,000. Today, these sale prices make this receiver an amazing deal. February 22, 2013 Update: Wow I can't believe I've had this receiver 7 years.
Summary: This receceiver sounds great and has plenty of power to push my klipsch speakers. The auto sound set up is easy and qwik. It has more features than you could ask for. It also looks great in my entertainment center.