Summary: Yamaha RX-V373B Factory Refurbished 5.1-Channel AV Receiver arrived on time. It takes me awhile to set it up because its my first AV receiver. I got it all set up and come find out HDMI 1 DON'T WORK, NO SIGNAL ON MY CABLE, PS3 AND BLU-RAY, while the other 3 HDMI's works just fine, SOUNDS IS EXCELLENT. Called Amazon and they were nice enough to offer a replacement which I'm waiting for. Costumer service was excellent.
Summary: Value This was hard to beat, I got it on sale for one-seventy-seven. For somebody who doesn't care about 7.1 or 9.1 (5.1 is fine for me and I already had a 5.1 setup and don't want to buy new speakers), and doesn't care about advanced features like per-input settings or S-Video to HDMI video conversion, or tons of inputs (4 is plenty), this unit fills a nice spot in the middle market.
Summary: Ok here's the deal with this one. I bought it to replace a older harmon kardon receiver cause I bought a new tv and the old would not work with it. But was going between this and or a sound bar since for my current setup I can't have huge sounds cause of apt living. But I already invested a lot of money in the speakers I have, the Bose bose acoustimass 10, so when I read the description on this unit about the auto sound leveling it led me to purchase it.
Summary: Decent receiver but seems to lack some granular sound settings that my Pioneer had. I'm new to using HDMI through my receiver and I have to get used to the screen going black for a few seconds every time I switch between standard and hi-def. Sound quality is generally good as well.
Summary: I upgraded to the VX373 from a 10 year old Onkyo 7.1 reciever . Technology wise this reciever is leaps and bounds ahead of my old Onkyo, and the automatic sound calibration was very welcome. I have 2 gripes with the reciever: 1) It doesn't seem to matter if I'm using Digital (HDMI) input or Analog input (Component), the reciever seems to be doing something that causes my sound to cut out for moments at a time.
Summary: I ordered this newer model of this tuner because I thought it would be better than the previous model which we own and like very much. It is not better. It has fewer places to plug things into and has no place to add another set of speakers. If it wasn't so much trouble I would send it back.
Summary: Product took 3 deliveries to arrive because they just would not contact us with some sensible times . Product was damaged with outer casing buckled in to the device (probably in transit) . Its performance is not affected and its a good product so I wont return it and the damage is anyway hidden from view. Supplier needs better delivery method.