Excerpt: Packed with more features than any receiver in its class. Test Freaks Beta says: The Yamaha RX-V2700 home theater receiver gives one of the highest levels of sound and video quality. It has HDMI upscaling and features iPod compatibility using the option YDS-10 Universal dock. It is XM Satellite ...
Summary: The RX-V2700 adds a host of noteworthy features over its predecessor but also eliminates a very popular one in this price class – THX certification. Whether or not it’s a big deal to you depends on how often you use THX modes and/or if you find the PLIIx equivalent modes equally useful.
Pros: Packed with more features than any receiver in its class, Excellent amplifier performance and fidelity, HDMI ver. 1.2a for DVD-A/SACD, PCM audio decoding from re-encoded DD+, TrueHD, dts-HD soundtracks via HDMI, Scaling up to 1080i and 1080p pass thru
Cons: Average HDMI Scalar performance, Erroneous HDMI operation (see notes in review), Some minor bass management anomalies (see notes in review), YPAO still not at level of some competitor systems, A bit overwhelming to setup