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: 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.
Summary: Was looking for a quality 5.1 receiver to replace my non functional 8 year old Sony receiver. Saw a similar unit like this at Best Buy and really like the sound. The unit I saw at BB was kind of high and same here until I saw this unit. Couldn't beat the $149 price on this unit for what it had to offer. Biggest selling points to me for this product was all the latest sounds like True HD and DTS-HD.