Summary: Excellent interoperability with Apple TV and Airplay. I love the control app for the iPad/iPhone. In my opinion Yamaha is the best in the business. My other 20-year old Yamaha receiver is still rock solid.
Pros: Solid DSP performance with surround sound. Lowest harmonic distortion. Great value.
Any one seeking near perfection at a good price, consider these.
16 February 2015
Summary: this replaced a old receiver from i don't know...maybe 2006? all i know is this receiver has blown me away. It's a little weaker in means of the subwoofer. I've tampered with settings and gotten it to something I do enjoy.
Pros: if your hdmi output seems to have died, try this, power off push and hold the straight button on the reciever (not the remote) turn the unit on whilst holding straight button use the program left and right keyus to move the screen over till it says Init cancle, press straight will that says init ...
Cons: the issue was that the system could not complete a full hdmi dchp handshake or something, that some part of the setup the source / reciver / or screen thought that what it was playing was copyright protected or some such, so the receiver cut video.
Pros: i loved it untill i tried to click over to my ps4
Cons: HDMI output died after 6 weeks! I see the recent reviews with this same problem. just long enough that newegg wont take it back. i tried to click from the built in pandora to my other hdmi devices, and the channel clicks in and out every few seconds as if i were unplugging the hdmi in and out i h...
Pros: this Yamaha is really nice, the sound quality is clear and crisp,has lots of options im using some old pioneer satellite speakers and 2 pioneer 100 watt powered subs and they all sound really nice on this receiver i love it so far, i got it on sale for 279.99 :) hopefully this review will help ot...
Summary: Using this amp to drive: (2) Polk Monitor 70 Series II (2) Polk Monitor 40 Series II (1) Polk Monitor CS2 Series II (1) Polk PSW505 The amp drives this setup very nicely at high volumes in an L shaped space, 13 x 11 ft. open into a 10 x 19 ft. space (333 sq. ft).
Pros: Clear sound at high volumes High power per channel for price Good features for price Supports Pandora, Spotify, remote via smartphone app Supports banana connectors Runs relatively cool
Cons: No built in wireless (optional) No built in bluetooth (optional) Single crossover adjustment for all channels (not individual) GUI Interface ugly/basic
An excellent, connected and very versatile receiver.
25 November 2014
Summary: This is an excellent receiver. It works with Airplay and also has built in streaming from major music streaming services. You can download apps for Android (also works on BlackBerry 10) and iOS to control the receiver from your smart phone or tablet.
Summary: The sound is great for the budget minded. $300 for the receive and sub, with free shipping. Newegg is tough to beat !
Pros: Setup was easy ... 3.1 in a small living room. HDMI from ROKU, Dish Hopper, and Blu-Ray to receiver, HDMI out from receiver to 55" Samsung TV. I used the included mic to auto adjust the speakers, including the 10" Polk PSW10 sub which was included free with the receiver. I added a refurbished Net...
Cons: When a headphone is in use, the speakers can't be used. Seems common among the newer receivers. Digital (input) sound is not converted to analog (output) on the receiver. My husband is somewhat deaf and he needs to use headphones, but I like listening via speakers. So in addition to the HDMI from...
Summary: Unless you're obsessed with HAVING to have every little bell and whistle that you will never use, this is THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK. I bought it through NEWEGG and it came fast and undamaged.
Pros: This receiver has all the options I needed. Plenty of HDMI. It sets itself up extremely easy. Every single function works. I hooked it up via LAN (faster speed than wireless) and it easily recognized my computer. I can access all my folders to listen to music. The internet radio works flawlessly ...
Cons: I didn't get it 11/04/2014 when it was on sale WITH a free Polk subwoofer.