Summary: Just installed. Everything seems just fine. Love the settings and simplicity. Do not like having to learn details from a CD. Wish they would put in a written manual . Small detail all and all. The physical size could be smaller, but again it is not that big an issue.
Summary: I thought about going to the next level of Yamaha receiver, but learned upon implementation that I had made a very wise choice. This unit provided everything I wanted, albeit I think the entire product line should have Bluetooth and wireless internet embedded. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Summary: Loved the RX-475. The unit was a big upgrade from the a basic Samsung home entertainment system I got with my old big screen years ago. I only bought the receiver and used it with the old janky speaker I had with my old unit, but what a difference. I had no idea the sound out of my old shelf speakers could be so good. Setup was straight forward and easy to get everything going. All in all I'd say it's a great mid-entry system for the price.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: When in the military I purchased the entire Yamaha M80 Series with Amp, Pre-amp, along with a Yamaha tuner. I was always very happy with the product and sound. I strayed and purchased an Onkyo and it seemed to always have HDMI issues. Even sent it back once for repair. Since I'm upgrading my TV, I decided to upgrade to the RX-475 per the positive reviews and I'm glad I did. The setup was very easy and I'm still amazed with all it can do compared to my previous receiver.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: This is a great beginner system product, but I will definitely upgrade to the 7.1 or 7.2 Yamaha receivers when it is most economically viable. I love the product and would recommend it to anyone looking for a start-up system with a set of random speakers (like mine.
Pros: I have been waiting ten months to write this review just so that I could prove I have played around with it thoroughly. I purchased this receiver for under $290 (with a coupon) back in June 2013. I believe that is a fantastic price for a starter receiver. I will purchase a 7.1 or 7.2 receiver from Yamaha when I upgrade to the next. I plan for this to last several years as I have not yet had any problems with this receiver.
Cons: Not having a built in Wi-Fi hookup in a wireless age has been the most inconvenient, but as stated earlier, I solved this with Ethernet over power-line adapters. (about $20 on newegg on-sale)
Summary: Just had it for 1 day. so far so good. I got these amazing pioneer Andrew Jones designed speakers that I need a receiver to power up. I so want a pioneer receiver, but the amazon rating of the pioneer receivers were about 4 star, and there are some negative reviews that made me hesitate. The pioneer receiver is 6 om, goes well with my speakers Nominal Impedance 6 om, while a lot other brand are 8 om.
Summary: I have had this receiver for a month now. I had a roku MHL stick, so I was looking for a receiver that supports MHL. This receiver happens to be the cheapest receiver that has an HDMI MHL port. I had replace an onkyo reciever. So thoughts : Setup was easy for me, I plugged in the mic, and it calibrated it self. What I use it for; I have a roku stick, chromecast, and blue ray dvd. All of these work perfectly.