Summary: Inexcusable that a receiver in this timeframe does not come STANDARD with RDS and HD Radio! Read the cons for the rest of the MIA features. This unit is half baked, but there could be potential if Yamaha adds the misses in my cons section. The system is underpowered for my Polk RTiA9 and matching surround w/sub (7.1 setup). Overall, a good entry-level system, but not as good as it should be for the price, IMHO.
Pros: Airplay Audio, Ios App For Control
Cons: Confusing Remote, Difficult To Set Up, Ios App Has No Equalizers, Ios App Is Too Limited, No Airplay Mirroring, No Airplay Video, No Backlitglow On Remote, No HD Radio, No Rds, No True 2nd Audio Zone, Onscreen Video From 80s, Poor Interface, Remote Is Clutteredbusy, Too Big, Underpowered, Verylimited Web Interface
I will not purchase Yamaha devices again. Poor customer service!
5 September 2012
Summary: I had issues with this receiver. One of my components will not work with this unit. A Linksys DMA2100 media center extender is not compatible with HDMI of this unit. I contacted Yamaha customer service and they were not willing to work on fixing the issue. Yamaha customer service is horrible! I plan on selling this and finding something that supports more HDMI sources.