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: Incredible versatile for multiple uses, situations. Have placed it in large 22' X 28' room for surround sound with mini home theater, added extra multiple speakers with switch to supplement sound to kitchen area when desired. Quality is superb. Can highly recommend.
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!