) So if you have heavy gauge wiring like me, then expect similar difficulties
27 January 2015
Summary: Decent system. I'm admittedly using it for simple stuff (just so we can utilize a 5 speaker surround system for the TV, which was already set up in the house we bought.) We don't listen to music with it, and aren't music "aficionados!
Summary: For the price this is an excellent stereo receiver. I wanted a unit to set up in my basement that I could also attach to my TV. I have Polk Audio speakers and the sound quality is excellent. It was easy to set up and use. It does have all the important basic features you might need.
Summary: I bought this not because my old one broke but because my good old buddy didn't have fancy HDMI ports for the newest version of the Xbox 360. I normally choose Sony but like Yamaha equipment as well.
No HDMI Pass Thru or Switched Power for Sub-Woofer
Mark Hayter, Amazon
11 December 2014
Summary: Great AMP. Pros: Quick setup and Great sound quality. Many adjustments for speaker and room size. Mic for quick room setup but can be tweaked as needed. Cons: No switched power outlet for sub-woofer and no HDMI pass thru.
For the price it seems to have great performance and sound output quality
Spaced Out, Amazon
9 December 2014
Summary: For the price it seems to have great performance and sound output quality. I have a pair of old Sony speakers and a new pair of Pioneer floor standing speakers plugged into it along with a Pioneer subwoofer and it bangs out serious vibrations.
Summary: As someone who has played with audio equipment for over 50 years, I'm simply amazed at the receiver performance that can now be purchased for less than $200.00. I've been using this Yamaha receiver in my home theater for about a month and it has exceeded all of my expectations.
Summary: Made this purchase because I have owned the HTR5540 for little under 10 years and it is still golfing strong. Unfortunately, the remote was misplaced during a house move and I cannot get my hands on a replacement.
Summary: All I can say is WOW! I bought this to replace an old Sony unit I've had for over 10 years. I never knew those old speakers could sound so good! I plan to replace the speakers down the road, but I am very happy with the result I got from this receiver! Everything plugged in, and worked perfectly!
Summary: Sounds great. I'm not real picky when it comes to sound, but from what I can tell, it's excellent. I love the 4 HDMI connectors on the back - works great. Easy to use, simple to connect, this replaced my 15 year old Yamaha unit so hopefully it lasts just as long.