Nice sound but poor execution - Aquos does not work
Denis "seeker of knowledge", Amazon
28 October 2014
Summary: I have several Yamaha components and all are great except this one. The sound is great. The features are great. The Aquos link simply does not work. In fact, it screws things up so bad, I suggest you just turn it off and buy a side table to set all your remote controls on. This was the main feature I purchased this unit for because I hate having to deal with several remotes, but it does not work.
Pros: Low Price and is a solid unit. The sound is really awesome and will meet all your needs
Cons: Still can't get the net radio to work. flashing the unit can not be performed over the internet. Thumb drive and some strange way of pushing a button when it comes on forces it to put in the new firmware.
Summary: Periodic issue with screen turning all magenta. Power cycle (pulling power cable, count to ten and plug back in) clears it up until the next time. Seems to happen once every three months. I have the latest firmware and still occurs. Other shortcoming to mention is I have to wait for the receiver to "click" after powering on before I adjust volume or I won't get any sound. These aren't horrible issues, but not something you'd expect.
Pros: Great looking unit. Remote is not so bad and is ordered in sections. Awesome sound and very quick on power up.
Cons: Wish it had more simple AV connections. Upscaling would of been nice also. Upgrading the firmware ended up using a thumb drive. Insert and power plug cord in while holding Info button down. Would not upgrade over internet It would download but then fail as it authenticated.
Summary: I bought this receiver on June 2nd on 2013. This receiver was working just for 1 year. Yesterday it is down and not at all working. :-( Please don't buy this receiver. I'm not sure, if amazon will help or not.
Summary: I really like this unit. I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because I wanted to go wireless but when I purchased this, Yamaha wasn't quite there yet so I didn't go for a high end model but that's coming... ;) Otherwise it is a GREAT purchase. This is my second Yamaha amp. My other one was about 20 years old. It still sounded golden but I had to jury rigg my TV sound since they didn't have HDMI hookups when I bought it.