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 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.
Moved from a RX-V750 to a V573 for HDMI switching and couldn't be happier
T.R. Norman, Amazon
18 February 2014
Summary: When this deal of the day popped up, I initially hesitated. Going from an RX-V750 to a V573 seemed like somewhat of a downgrade. I can honestly say I have zero regret. I did not notice any degradation in sound quality with the lower receiver lineand have enjoyed the HDMI switching even more than expected. As an added bonus, this unit is AnyNet capable, which has come in especially handy with my new Samsung SmarTV.
Summary: for the price I'd say its a good deal. I'm used to something a bit more high powered but for under $300 its pretty good.
Pros: it is relatively small and light. Sound is pretty good. Bi-amp feature is nice. runs cool. my old onkyo 807 could fry an egg. this one is luke warmish. the apps are cool if your into that stuff.
Cons: remote kind of sucks. it doesn't control my Fios tv box well at all. not crazy powerful, my old onky 807 shook the neighbor's neighbors house, this one is sufficient for my living room but not down the street lol. to disconnect the power cord from the receiver you have to take apart the housing of the unit. (not a big deal for most but made my install a bit harder). only 4 hdmi inputs, (not an issue for me but for some it can be, competitors usually have 5). only on n...
Ok Unit Until It Stopped Working Less Than 10 Months Old
Keldan Media, Amazon
19 January 2014
Summary: UPDATE: Bumped my rating to 4 stars after Yamaha made good on their warranty. Stuff breaks, good to see Yamaha stands behind their products. Great unit for the price with features I didn't know I wanted until I used them. Setup is cumbersome via the DOS menu. The User Manual omits or assumes some of the user settings which I only found reading fellow User reviews. 10 MONTHS AND DOA! Less than 10 months old, my unit will not power up.
Summary: Like the sound quality but the unit has a few quirks. For instance, it locked up my iPod (with Yamaha logo frozen on the display) which forced me to completely wipe and reload it. The unit is also occasionally very slow when switching between HDMI sources.
Summary: I was looking to upgrade my aging Pioneer AV Receiver which only offered component inputs and no Dolby TrueHD or DTS-MA decoding. I had owned a Yamaha 5.1 receiver years ago and really appreciated the sound quality of that unit. My Pioneer had more features than the old Yamaha but did not sound near as good. So while researching a unit in my price range I came across the RX-V573. It had everything I was looking for at a reasonable price.