Summary: Very good performance for the price - have only used in 2 channel stereo mode, so it has a lot more features and capability than I really need, but it puts out pretty good sound quality, especially considering the reasonable price.
Summary: Device looks sharp, sounds good, and has the power to fill a room. When compared against the smaller 3xx version it blows it away easily. Make sure to provide proper ventilation (as with all amplifiers this box gives off a bit of heat (both sub woofer, and receiver) so it needs room to convect.
Summary: We are not the dumbest people around but the instructions are not very good for setting up the unit with any peripheral..Connection is not a problem but clear directions on operating the various settings along with what to expect are not there at all. While everyones operating environment is not identical this is yet another example of the nerds writing instructions for operating a device. And........I expect we are not alone with this complaint.
Summary: Since I have hooked this thing up, I have been fooled many times by my girlfriend watching tv with me in another room and someone knocks on the door on tv and the surround sound makes it sound like our house door was being knocked on, even from another room. The only complaint I have is I wish the speakers we wireless. I'm OCD about wires running everywhere and can't stand it, hence why I'm just using 3 speakers.
Summary: Well I just bought a new yamaha receiver rx-v471 and hook it Samsung TV? Used the HDMI cable to receiver and the TV and just the color cables to TV and cable box. NO picture or sound? It worked fine with the on screen set-up of speakers and other set-up, radio works but not the TV? I have been trying to work with Yamaha for 3 days but with no luck, currently I have been on hold with Yamaha for 20 minutes and still waiting:(:( Thank You for your help, I just spoke to...
Summary: This was purchased at a great price because it is last year's model. For my uses, it is ideal, offering excellent HDMI switching, great sound reproduction for movies as well as CDs, easy integration of iPod archives. I would have given it 5 stars if the selection of surround settings for movies were a bit more intuitive.
Summary: I've had it three days now, and I really like it except: it won't turn on unless I first unplug the power cord. But I like it enough that I'll try a replacement rather than a refund! For me, the killer feature is that it can merge video from one source and sound from another. (My computer's HDMI output doesn't include audio). Anyway, a great value; I just hope they're not all defective.