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this sweet unit is showing retirement age in A/v both due to not being able to handle 1080p and defiantly not 3d out of date but still good for an old setup or a non A/v setup ass it a sweet sounding amp and runs dam hot due to it amps but that a worth it for it sound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.
After seven years, finally retired - not enough HDMI inputs
Dan 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: Got mine in Amazon on July, '06. All was fine until a few weeks ago, when the HDMI-out port died. With my components all HDMI-based, losing that port was tantamount to losing the product. I replaced the receiver with a Denon, and all clicked again.
Summary: I recently bought this unit. I am completely pleased. The upscaling is perfect, not a hint of distortion. The sound is incredible. I've long felt that receivers either were meant for movies, or music, not both. This one does both incredibly well. It's 7 channel stereo is incredible.
Everything Yamaha Promised. Looks and Sounds Great!!
TJ Thelen, Amazon
5 September 2006
Summary: I have always been a big fan of Yamaha and never have been disappointed. When I was looking at purchasing a new receiver I looked at a few brands. I was mostly interested in the video side of things but wanted great audio as well.
Excerpt: Nach Lektüre diverser Prospekte, der Aussattungslisten und diversen Tests der aktuellen Heimkino-Receiver Oberklasse, habe ich mich der Papierform halber überzeugt und bei einem Internet-Versender den Yamaha RX-V 2600 geordert ohne ihn vorher gehört zu haben, weder in einem Elektronikmarkt (dort...