Summary: Like many, I am NOT a true "Audiophile." I know enough to set-up my HT System (keeping all wires labeled and neat, etc.) and playing with the Digital Sound Fields, etc... I know what sounds good to me...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I originally purchased a similar priced Denon, it was slow, and the HDMI did not work with my laptop or game system. I returned it for this unit and couldn't be happier. Everything worked right out of the box, the display it very bright and clear. Very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Excellent menu's, easy set-up, fast and responsive input changes.
Cons: None that I have found so far. The remote is very slim, it does everything it is supposed to, but the buttons are small.