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L. Wallace, Amazon
25 June 2012
Summary: This company lies. The Yamaha receiver was advertised as new on Amazon. I received it a couple of hours ago and opened the packet with the manual to read it. The manual had handwritten notes all over it and obviously had been used by another individual who made connection notes in the manual.
Summary: I got around this problem by hooking all components to my TV and then using a fiber optic cable from the TV to the receiver.
Pros: Sounds great with Klipsch HD 500 speakers!
Cons: Had lots of issues with the HDMI passthrough.**I may be incorrect.** I was unable to change the surround audio presets while using my blu-ray player. I tried everything in the settings for the player and the receiver with no success.
Summary: Updated Review: Fixed problem and am giving the product three stars. It's pretty good for three hundred bucks. I've had a few problems with the internal settings randomly changing by themselves but have learned to live with it. If I had to do it over again..
Summary: I recently had a Yamaha receiver, but was an old one with no HDMI hook ups nor did it have True HD and DTS HD. After purchasing this receiver without spending a fortune for a new one, this choice could not have been better. i actually expected less, but this receiver is awesome.
Pros: Clean Sound. Not too enormous. Menu's are easy to navigate through since they show up on your TV screen. I just wanted it for the HD Surround Sound for my Blu-Ray Player. It is doing it's job.
Cons: The center and surround speaker clamps are kind of small and I already had 14 gauge wire and it doesn't quite fit nicely. This is more of a "I don't know what I am doing" quarrel. I am so used to a receiver flashing the DTS or DD 5.1 logo on the display panel so I know what is streaming through m...
Summary: This receiver is everything you want for a reasonable price. Set-up was easy and auto speaker set-up function worked great. The item was delivered earlier than estimated in perfect condition from Amazon. I highly recommend this receiver for all looking for quality at a reasonable price.
Summary: This replaced a 20 year old yamaha unit that I really liked. That unit had a second pair of speaker jacks that I had connected to the patio and I really liked. Now you have to get the 2 zone model to basically get the same thing.
Pros: Processing everything through HDMI is great. I haven't tried the Wii. Price waaaaas very good. Does everything it promises. Setting up volume control is very easy using the automated system.
Cons: Missing jacks for second set of speakers. Remote control needs improvement. Specially if Yamaha intends for this to be your primary source of control for all your gear via HDMI.
Summary: Got it for 309.99...great deal. Was considering the Onkyo 607 but didn't need the extra HMDI or subwoofer inputs/outputs. Might as well save money since they both put out the same amount of power.
Pros: I expected issues setting this up but everything has worked great...no issues at all with my HD Cox Cable box. It sounds good and has lots of inputs...probably the best deal you'll find at this price.
Cons: Haven't hooked up the Wii yet but...based on other reviews...you need to perform a somewhat tedious firmware update for it to work properly. No problem though...I have an old VCR in the garage with an optical out. Front display looks a little plain...could use a more modern or decorative look. Ba...