Summary: Good receiver with good sound. Annoying habit of not picking up signal from my Dish 922 box if the Dish box is turned on before the TV. This happened with more than one TV. Also seems to want to default to AV4 after turning on other HDMI streams, but is a minor annoyance.
Summary: Everything looked perfect with this receiver and powered up fine but it had a C stock sticker on it which means no warranty. Amazon was happy to exchange it for a different model and covered the return shipping
Summary: This was purchased to replace an Audiovox home theater unit. That unit was buggy, and difficult to operate. This was very easy to setup and operate. It has many music presets and connections. The network setup was fast and easy. All in all a no-brainer at the price point.
Summary: Accompanying iPhone app is the star of the show. It can wake the receiver and do pretty much everything from the phone: input, DSP, scene, all the audio options, a digital d-pad and remote, and more. Picture this...you come home from a good date with a girl on your arm, and she steps into the bathroom. You take off your coat and pull out your...phone. "Siri, Open 'AV Controller'". At the same time you pull a bottle of white wine out of the chiller.
Summary: This unit found its place in my "high end" home theater audio system as a step down from separate components that died of old age. Before I purchased the Yamaha, I had briefly used an Onkyo receiver. It sounded decent, but died well before its time. The Onkyo's connections with HDMI inputs seemed to drive it to madness, so I put it out of its miseries. At first this Yamaha unit was a revelation.
Summary: I haven't even gotten through all the features yet. The only disappointment is that if you have a DVD player with component video, then it doesn't switch that to the HDMI out. You have to use the component video out of the unit. Otherwise the sound is stellar.
Summary: First, I really loved the quality of sound from playing my music CDs through this receiver. I also love the Airplay feature and have bookmarked several streaming radio stations from around the world - excellent. However, the YPAO automatic configuring of speakers is worthless. I tried it multiple times and my subwoofer never would PUMP during the action scenes of my Bluray movies like it did with my previous receiver - during action scenes and space battles the floor...
Summary: Got this for a good price. Much cheaper than the Sony I replaced. I wanted an option for Pandora but those receivers were all much more expensive. However this one does have Internet radio with a good selection of stations so I don't miss Pandora after all.
Pros: Setup went easily enough. Things worked when plugged in the way I expected. I like the remote. Buttons are laid out nicely, very intuitive. Much better than the Sony remote I replaced with lots of confusing acronyms on the buttons. It has lots of inputs. This was a feature I searched quite a while for, to accommodate all the older gear I have. Still did not have all the inputs I wanted. There's no SVHS for my old VCR. No big loss. And not enough 2 channel audio inputs...
Cons: I was hoping this device would take composite and component video signals and route them out the HDMI. It does not seem to do that. So I need 3 sets of cables to my projector: HDMI, Component, and Composite. Tried to use this with an HDMI to DVI adaptor connected to a DVI to HDMI cable to a projector that has HDMI input. Does not work. I'll have to buy another HDMI to HDMI cable. Can't find a way to connect my XBox. The component video out will plug in but the only wa...