Summary: My old Sony receiver was giving me fits and my needs had outgrown its capacity (in particular, it only had 2 HDMI inputs and I have 4 devices that I connected through an HDMI switch). This Yamaha unit has dropped in price due to the new models that have come out. Set up on this unit was a snap! It definitely helps to have banana plug-ins on the speaker wire. The sound coming out of this unit is pretty flawless for the price point.
Summary: Got this receiver for a combination AV/Karaoke system with 5.1 speakers. All the other popular AV receivers seemed to have some severe drawback (features which didn't work) mentioned in the reviews, while the Yamaha reviews were clean. The AV features are great, and the YPAO automatic calibration makes setting up sound levels for the different speakers a breeze. The other reviews will tell you all the wonderful things about this receiver.
Summary: Since I have received the product on 17th July 2012, I am not able to use the remote. I have tried the various codes (5019, 5020). However it does not help me start the AVR It needs to be looked at immediately as without the remote the AVR cant be used Dr Asheesh Tandon
Summary: I have owned this receiver for a couple of weeks. In the beginning I already noticed some issues with the HDMI output. The picture stopped showing here and there. First I thought it's the HDMI Cable or a defect PS3 but it wasn't in the end. Finally the picture stopped showing up completely and I only have a white screen. I did the reset (10 sec power on) but it did not help. This thing should last longer.
Summary: This receiver has everything I was looking for. It's 105W/ch, 7.1 functionality, and banana plug jacks are what sold me. The setup was very intuitive and as easy as they could have made it. The onscreen GUI for setup and menus is the nicest thing. There is excellent volume control and balancing for all speakers. When an iPod is connected I was surprised to find that you can browse all of the media on the iPod onscreen through the built in GUI of the receiver.
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace an older model Yamaha receiver. The new receiver is capable but I learned a few things as I installed it. My old receiver only supported component video and I wanted to upgrade to full 1080P and HDMI. My audio/video components are in our home office and the TV and speakers are in the living room. I pulled wires for outdoor speakers on the patio and 5.1 surround speakers and component video to the living room long ago.
Summary: At first, I was worried about sound quality after reading some of the reviews. I purchased anyway, and have absolutely no regrets. Matched with Yamaha speakers, this unit requires a bit of fine tuning on the audio side, and I will probably keep tweaking until I get exactly what I'm after. The RX-V571BL is an older model, but is not lacking in features. Even iPad connects with full control.
Summary: I bought this with a Mirage Nanosat. I was venturing into Home Theater setup for the first time. As soon as I received it, I set it up and played 'Forbidden Kingdom' in Blu-ray[Thats the only one I had at that time], and instantaneously I had a grin that stretched from one ear to the other. It has a decent UI, works with Iphone and radio. It has decent number of HDMI connections. The receiver can be configured to be turned off with TV remote.
Summary: It has been 20+ years since I updated by sound/home theater system, so my review won't be helpful as comparisons go. The Sony I replaced had nothing new-tech about it, no HDMI capabilities, etc. This might as well be my first receiver. Actually it is my first Yamaha Receiver. The price was 'more than right'; it was recommended to me by a salesperson in a big box store.