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!
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.
Summary: ITS A GOOD product and the price is right.yamaha makes ther own parts.for the price its the best.The thing I dislike is the TV line in for RCA jacks to get that line working you have to ues the remot .the remot is eez to ues.
Summary: I had to upgrade the guts of my HT system when the old 32" tube finally died! I moved from a Denon AV2800 that originally cost me $800 quite a long time ago, to this unit for $169! While this is at the entry level of this line for Yamaha, I was sticking with 5.1 and had no need for the extra features (like Pandora streaming) as you moved up the line.