Summary: I have upgraded an older AVR 235 Harman Kardon receiver who gave-up on me after a long struggle with regular interruptions. Even after sending it for repairs during the warranty, it came back with the same issue. Anyway, I grew tired of smashing it :) so, in a way, I'm happy it permanently stopped working. Now, I'm pleasantly surprised with the quality with this Yamaha receiver and with the technological advancements.
Summary: This replaced a Onkyo TX SR604 that barely lasted 4 years before - one-by-one - the channels for it's various inputs burned out. I've bought Onkyo receivers for years and - until now - loved them. I've never seen heat issues like the last couple. It was time for a change. I have friends that swear by Yamaha (and they make amazing keyboards). EXPECTATIONS: I tend to buy middle-of-the-road receivers. I've heard the 2K+ receivers and they are breath-taking. The sound.
Summary: After a horrible experience with a Denon AVR-1312 that I had to return, I am very pleased with this purchase. Following HDMI compatibility issues with the Denon, I was a bit concerned about the Yamaha. To my great relief, the RX-V571BL performed perfectly out of the box with minimal set-up and tweaking on my part. It just worked!
Summary: I am just a dad who decided to upgrade the family entertainment set-up by purchasing an LG 65LW6500 3-D TV (a barrel of fun I might add), a Sony S770 Blu-ray player, and this Yamaha A/V receiver. After my do-diligence and endless hours reading reading reviews on Amazon (trust me - I place more value in Amazon reviews than the "Professional" expert websites) I pulled the trigger the week before Christmas.
Summary: I found this unit to be fairly easy to set up using HDMI 4.1 cables (cost under $10 each) to my LG 3D blueray & cable box and another HDMI out to the TV. Do run the speaker set-up with the provided mic. Make sure your other devices are set for proper audio / video to get the best quality out of the receiver. At first I could not get the voice over the background music but using "pass through" on Blu-ray worked perfectly.
Summary: I obtained this received as part of a HTIB system. The unit is very nice looking and has tons of input in the back. Several HDMI, AV, Audio jacks and even a USB in the front. The unit is rock solid. The sound and video processing are top notch. I went to Yamaha website and downloaded the manual. The unit does not come with a printed manual. Has a setup guide. The remote RAV434 is a long one with several buttons. There are HDMI selectors 1-5, AV 1-6, Audio selectors.
Summary: My B&K 507 receiver died an ignoble death recently. I wasn't planning to replace it anytime soon, but I stumbled upon a closeout for the Yamaha RX-V571 for less than $250, so what was there to lose! I worried about its power because the B&K, which was supposed to have very robust amps, never seemed to have the dynamics that I wanted. (My system is a 5.1, using 5 full range Definitive Technology speakers with integrated subwoofers, even for the center and rear channels.
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace an aging Onkoy TX-SV646. I have always owned Onkoy receivers, but based on reviews and research of there current products and issues with quality, I decided to purchase the RX-V571. Wow what a difference. The set up was very easy. The sound quality and surround sound decoders are very impressive.
Summary: This is my first Yamaha anything and I have to say it does not disappoint. Replacing a Denon 2309ci, The V571 is a joy to listen to music wise with a much better sound using Yamaha's YPAO music enhancement over Audisey in my opinion. The video performance through HDMI is stellar with notable better colors from Blu Ray then my old Denon. I am a fan of Yamaha from this point on. For the price,you wont regret this receiver for your medium size HT.