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: 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.
Summary: Great integration of HDMI HD, and audio for a home theater system. Just the basics for great sound. My only complaint, speaker connections are way closer together than they need to be, making connections a chore, and the spring loaded connections for the vital center speaker are just cheap. I finally gave up trying to connect my center speaker 10 gage wire, and switched to 16 gage, which did fit.
Summary: I took advantage of a mark down when a newer version of this receiver was released by Yamaha and placed my order from Amazon. The unit arrived very well packaged with the original manufacturer's box placed inside a larger contained and surrounded with brown packing paper. Included in the package is a remote, batteries, AM loop, and FM antenna so you have almost everything you need to get started short of an HDMI or digital audio cable to wire up your components/TV.
Great for those who want a quality receiver at a great price.
20 March 2012
Summary: I'm very pleased with this receiver, so much so that I ordered a second one. It does lack the auto speaker calibration feature of that the V471 has, as well as the Pioneer VSX-521. IMO, this is an overblown feature. I bought the Pioneer VSX-821 and didn't think the auto calibration made much of a difference. The receiver itself does seem to offer less bass response than the Pioneer VSX-821 out of the box, but I'll touch on how you can adjust that shortly.
Summary: Did some research before buying and the pro reviews convinced me this was just what I was looking for. Sound is awesome, no matter what I'm watching or listening to. Set up was very easy, up and running in less than half an hour. Connections simple. Liked the price, I did not want or need an expensive receiver. Those of you who have a dedicated room in your house for entertainment this is not what you're gonna buy but for the average living room setup it's perfect.
Summary: I bought this to replace my Denon AVR-1910. I knew I would be stepping down in terms of quality&performance but I seem to like this receiver better than my Denon! Yes, this is an entry-level receiver but it's great for anyone wanting to step into HT for the first time. Manual is confusing but I think I was just overthinking some things because I was so use to the Denon. Performance is great for the price.
Summary: habe ihn amazon typisch im eiltempo zugeschickt bekommen. was man als erstes sagen kann ist: wer bisher nur einen stereo receiver besessen hat, in meinem fall 15 jahre, ist erstmal ziemlich überfordert mit den ganzen anschluss und klang einstellungen die wirklich enorm sind. beim lesen der mitgelieferten anleitung auf cd wird einem echt schwindelig.
Summary: Nach ca 2 Jähriger 5.1 Abstinenz hatte ich beschlossen wieder einen preiswerten 5.1 Receiver anzuschaffen. Schnell wurde klar, dass sich die Receiver der großen Hersteller in dieser Preisklasse nicht viel geben. Da der Yamaha aus meiner Sicht das beste Design bietet entschied ich mich für ihn. In dieser Preisklasse muss man natürlich Abstriche machen.