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.
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 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: Very impressed with this receiver. We had to buy a new A/V receiver when our Sony ES started having issues--speakers going out and last thing was clicking when powering up. The Yam beats the heck out of the Sony. Speaker setup was easy. Individual settings for every speaker.
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...
Summary: Very good deal for the price since I got a free set of 5.1 surround speakers when I made my purchase. If it weren't for that, I would have purchased locally for the same price out of convenience.
Pros: Does video upscaling, which allows you to input multiple video sources and have a single HDMI out to hook up to the TV. The 4 scene buttons make it easy for the kids and wife to easily select what they want to do. I have a DVD player, PC and DVR hooked up via HDMI and a Wii hooked up via composit...
Cons: Had to update the firmware to get the Wii to work. Doing so will allow you select a different audio source to go with the 2 composite video in sources since the options they provide are pretty stupid. Most devices with composite video out will use RCA audio out, not SPDIF or Coaxial. This require...
Summary: A good entry level audio amp if your not overwhelmingly picky and willing to overlook a few quirks. The auto-calibration is nice if you're lazy like me (and the sounds it kicks out in the process are oddly entertaining).
Pros: As someone without much home audio experience. I was looking for a simple, cheap audio receiver to go along with my shiny new TV and this fit the bill perfectly. Easy to set up once you spend some time with the manual. Provides a good range of inputs and sounds great.
Cons: My only complaint is that there's no way to mix audio and video sources. Another reviewer mentioned the inability to use HDMI for a video input and another source for audio (needed for DVI<->HDMI adapters). This is also true for any source. So if you need component video and SPDIF audio, you have...
Summary: Sorry, Jaffe. I just don't agree with your assessment and can't help but think that there must be other issues associated with your setup. I did not find this to be a mediocre device at all. I was in the market for a current HDMI compatible A/V receiver.