Summary: I always wanted a Yamaha and I was not disappointed. It's really good for it's price. The sound quality is really good and it has lots of nice sound modification choices, 5 or 6 for each type of music, video and others. These are the main reasons for buying it so I would rank if fairly high.
Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this receiver. I had a denon receiver previously and was pretty much set on simply replacing it with a newer model. However after reading reviews and saw the price drop i was sold on this. This really is a very solid receiver for the money. The YPAO auto calibration is quite accurate and gave me a much sharper surround sound in my living room than my previous Denon system.
Summary: This is a good replacement receiver but could be a little more user friendly. I did like the auto decode button on my old Sony receiver better. This receiver has a lot of great features for the money.
Summary: Using in a home theater setting. The set up was relatively simple, as usual the manual was somewhat difficult to decode as if it was translated by a electrical engineer but after getting through the basic setup I was able to configure to my desired settings. The sound is truly excellent and, being a musician, I was particularly picky about the end result.
Summary: This is a top quality surround sound receiver for the price!! With 4 HDMI inputs to run all your dvd / blue ray / ps3/xbox or what have you games right through the receiver and switch inputs by the receiver and not your HDMI t.v. is a big plus. Programable remote for all your other items. Yamaha did well!!
Summary: This receiver is very strong and very accurate especially with the mic used for setup. I'm using a Polk sub and center channel with sony surrounds. Not much money invested in the system and ended up with a lot of big clean sound. Got this because I didn't want the hassle of two more speakers to mount and wire.
Summary: I selected this receiver based upon the positive reviews that I had read online. I found a great price on eBay and ordered the receiver. The seller sent it quickly. Set up of the unit was quick and within an hour of it being delivered, I was sitting back and enjoying a blu-ray movie through my new receiver. It sounds great, offers numerous sound stage set up and the automated room/sound using the include mic made tuning the system to my room a breeze.