Summary: I love music and movies. How do I know Yamaha blows Sony away? When you come home and replace one with the other you immediately hear the difference - amazing! For the price range, Yamaha is the best value. This is my second receiver/amp. from Yamaha. I was using another Sony with my Mac until my FLAC files could not be heard with the Sony. Now I can hear all my music beautifully. There is no doubt that this Yamaha would be excellent in a home theatre setup.
Summary: I upgraded a previous Yamaha receiver to get new features, such as USB input on front panel and HDMI connections. Overall enjoying the RX-V475 and my only "Con" so far is the volume seems very low when using surround sound while watching movies. I have HDMI connection between receiver and DVD and TV and also optical connection between receiver and TV. I haven't yet optimized sound balance so maybe that's it. Will let you know.
Pros: Clear Sound, Energy Efficient, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: The Android app doesn't take advantage of a tablet screen. It's optimized for phones. Not sure if the iPad version is the same (I don't own one).
Pros: Very easy to use, sounds great, has more connectivity than you'll ever need at this price point. I like that it's not restricted to HDMI-only.
Cons: The on-screen UI looks very dated. The UI is not resolution-independent, and is simply displayed 1:1. This means that the menus look large when overlaid on a 480i stream, and tiny at 1080p. In all modes, the UI is not as slick as you'd expect from a 2013-era piece of electronics. Having said that, it is functional, and gets the job done. Most of the time, I prefer to use the Android control app instead.
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace an older one that did not have HDMI inputs. I hooked up my new Blu Ray player and it automatically knows which HDMI input to select without having to manually select one. I love that feature. It is much easier to use than my old receiver. The sounds is great. I use my receiver mostly for movie sound and to listen to the radio.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
Pros: Bought the Yamaha RX-V375 Receiver to replace outdated Yamaha equipment bought more than 20 years ago that still performs like new. Conducted extensive research to find a high quality unit with the features and functions that would satisfy my needs and budget and arrived at the RX-V375 or RX-V475. Since I have Apple TV installed on my TV, the RX-V375 was a great solution for my needs at a good price. Since I really like Yamaha equipment based on previous experience, I...