Summary: I purchased this as I'm building my first component system, I love Yamaha products, and the price is right. I have been completely happy with my purchase thus far. The system was easy to set up, intuitive, sounds absolutely killer through my 5.1 system, and is very aesthetically pleasing. I also love the FOUR HDMI inputs it offers, a huge step up from what I was using previously.
Summary: I purchased one new previously and now bought one used for another place. The price at Amazon had risen since my first purchase so I bought a used one at ebay this time. Good features and sound working with an entertainment center. I don't use the FM much. It's a bit complicated to configure for an old guy but working with the instructions I can get the right source connection for the input.
Summary: Just bought this to replace an Onkyo (THX receiver) that lasted about 2 weeks. Unfortunately with the Junkyo, I didn't set it up right away and could not return it anymore. Anyway, back to this Yamaha review. What made me decide on a Yamaha is the reviews. I know that all products gets 1 stars as well as 5 stars, so I decided to see the percentage of 1 stars to 5's.
Summary: It has everything that you want as well as it is easy to you. I had a Sony unit and I always had problems with it. This unit performs like a champ. If you want something that is easy and simple, this unit is for you.
Great Receiver! Still waiting on remote from seller.
Alec Seaman, Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: I love the receiver it works great I have it hooked up to my TV and Xbox and I use the line in with my laptop for music. Functions seem awesome but unfortunately they didn't ship the remote with the receiver so I can't do very much to play with it. It's been over a month since I first contacted MODIA and they said they would send the remote immediately.
Summary: Not only was it extremely difficult to troubleshoot, it took forever to do it. It wasn't until I put in another older receiver in place of this NEW Yamaha that we finally determined it was the Yamaha Receiver that wasn't putting out the sound. Not an easy system to configure speakers either. With the 'old' receiver, all I had to do was plug in, install speaker wires and CD cables and it worked instantly.
Summary: As much as I wanted to love it, it was a pretty lackluster unit. It failed within a month and wouldn't output to the front left channel, and now I've got to ship it to a service center for repair, when I used it 3 times. Now I've got to pay for that, too. Device-wise, there are quite a few things that are annoying. Even cheaper units have on-screen display, and this doesn't, which isn't a big deal, but it's still sorta disappointing.
Summary: I got this receiver to replace an older receiver for my parents after they got their first HDTV for Christmas and the sound quality has been great as far as I can tell (I am not a sound engineer or audiophile). The receiver had the HDMI input/outputs that I needed to work with the new HDTV and I was able to use most of my parents existing speaker equipment.