Summary: I actually should have purchased the 5.1 receiver but I ended up going with the 7.1. My only complaint is that when I turn it to my blue ray player to automatically goes to "straight" mode and not surround sound.
Summary: I bought this unit to upgrade my home theater to HDMI sound. The setup with the microphone was quick and easy and created a well balanced sound field. I was pleased that as volume is increased upto 50% the decebel level correspondingly decreases causing less distortion. It improved the sound quality of my Polk Lsi series speakers with no humm in the bass and subwoofer. All around this was a great buy.
Summary: i love my receiver it upconvert to 1080p from any source and the sound quality is awsome, ipod integration is a nice touch from yamaha, thanks for that, my buying experience with amazon is perfect.
Summary: Great receiver with video upscaling at modest price! Now all my signals go to TV with just one HDMI cable, instead of all the 3-color, RCA and HDMI inputs to the television from the receiver. the setup was easy, including speaker tuning for the room and it sounds terrific!
Summary: Falling about in the middle of the Yamaha new receiver line-up, this is a solid receiver with many of the bells and whistles you'd find on a more expensive model. The sound is excellent, the features are many and the power is fine enough for my room and my needs with room to spare. Anyone needing to upgrade their receiver, or just purchase a new one, could not go wrong if they added this to their system.
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.