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.
Summary: As for value for the buck I cannot complain. I got exactly what I wanted; a simple, powerful, great sounding and cheap AV receiver. To date I am pleased with my purchase. It arrived punctually and in good condition.
Summary: This unit meets all of my expectations EXCEPT, it doesn't have and A-B selection for a separate set of speakers (in my case they are on my patio. My previous A/V receiver had this and I assumed that they all did. Apparently not so. But otherwise seems to be a good receiver.
Summary: This is my preliminary review since I just installed this new receiver and I have printed the manual (it comes on CD) but have not read it yet. The enclosed setup instructions are basically "attach some speakers and turn it on".
Summary: A no-nonsense solid little unit that delivers exactly as advertized. A minor quibble with an HDMI TV sound playback which required an additional cable, but nothing else. Sound quality is very good.
Impressive sound and performance for a value priced receiver!
Richard R., Newegg
30 June 2014
Summary: I'd highly recommend this receiver!! For my modest priced 5.1 setup I don't think a pricier model (got it on sale under $200) would have given me any noticeable benefit. I've got most of my devices hooked up with HDMI except for broadcast TV which I have connected with optical seeing as my slightly...
Pros: Sound quality and volume output is great for my 5.1 system. I can easily blast the sound louder than I'd want to without deafening myself and it still sounds clear. It has a plethora of different optimization settings which seem helpful. There's even a setting which helps to improve the sound qua...
Cons: The optical volume seems a bit quiet from some devices. May just be a limitation of older optical technology. Switched those devices over to HDMI instead which worked flawlessly.
Good value, DD+ decoding for Netflix 5.1, Very Low Wattage
27 June 2014
Summary: Pros: [+]Good value - Received brand new main unit with scratch protection film still on it [+]has CEC control to turn off AVR with TV power / remote. [+]has ARC audio return channel to send digital audio back to the receiver from the TV [+]has two optical inputs.
Summary: This is used with old speakers from a sony all-in-one system and the Yamaha sub-woofer I purchased with this unit. Sound is very good, but it sometimes takes two tries to switch mode. Options missing that I would like include inputs for a TV antenna and PC.
Summary: As noted, I actually have a prior model. This has features that are very tempting for me to upgrade, especially at the price.
Pros: I have an older model, the RX-V367, which is pretty great. Great sound, lots of hdmi/digital inputs, easy to use. This model adds audio codecs, usb ports, and 4k support. Lot of bang for your buck.
Cons: Yamaha (and many other) receivers use a cheap mechanical rotary encoder for the volume knob. This stops working after a couple of years when the lubricant gets filed with metal bits, or the contacts don't contact any more. This will almost certainly happen with this model, since rotary encoders a...