Summary: This is a great 5.1 amp for a secondary system. It doesn't have the "everything but the kitchen sink" Onkyo spec list, but what it does have it does very well. I like this receiver quite a bit!
I did not like the yamaha, complicated setup, not user friendly
Robplay7 "Robert Burns", Amazon
27 November 2013
Summary: not user friendly, did not like the remote or setup, if your a geek maybe, did not sound good, I returned it and will buy an onkyo. the volume numbers up and down, I think its in decibals I forget, but as your turn the volume up the numbers go down, it seems kind of weird even though I understand it. the onkyo has a numbered old fashioned display for volume up and down.
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.