Summary: This is a very nice amp/receiver. It works well and has way more features than I will ever use. I can control the unit with my Android tablet through an app. That's pretty cool. I like the Internet Radio feature. Changing the sound processing gives different types of sounds (movies vs music etc.) a different feel. My only complaint/problem with this unit is an ongoing problem with HDMI handshaking.
Pros: Android Control App, Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Networking
Summary: I really like this receiver because it was fairly straightforward to setup (although speaker posts pose a challenge if you connect with straight wire) and sounds very good in the room with plenty of power. All my devices connected and worked without issue (HTPC, bluray, roku, HDTV). Airplay for music works great, but as others have said, no Airplay video pass-through. This probably isn't a deficiency, probably an Apple restriction.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: Been using this for 3 weeks now. Coupled it with a Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 speaker system. The YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup is easy to do. I had an existing center channel speaker so we're running 6.1 sound and it sounds great in our space. It takes some reading of the manual to make the tweaks, but the answers are there if you look closely. The only problem I had was getting it hooked up to the internet.
Great, but a little confusing to program everything.
Tom C "Tom C", Amazon
22 November 2013
Summary: Seems great so far, but it's a little confusing figuring out how to program it. Looks nice, sounds great, seems very well made. Just so many features that it's a little daunting to figure it all out.
Summary: Has many features I will probably never use, but does everything I need and does it well for a reasonable price. Supplies all audio capability for my family room home theater and TV. I replaced a (fully functional and more expensive) 2004-era AV receiver to gain AirPlay and network connectivity features, especially the remote app. Great unit.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV, Many Featurescapabilies, Remote Via Network App
Summary: Great receiver, My only beef is the fact that you have to switch inputs on the TV when you have a device that is using component video(as opposed to HDMI) One would think that as advanced as this unit is that it would put ALL video inputs out the HDMI output. Other than that, this is an absolutely STELLAR unit that will produce astounding sound image and would be an asset to anybody's home theater setup.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: I used it to power my 40' x 150' screen it pool for my outdoor movie theater with BenQ projector + Yamaha outdoor speakers and 12" Sub. I was worry at first if this thing have enough power for outdoor enviroment. Let me say that it has plenty of power without breaking the bank. The iPhone app is great which allow me full control of the system outside white the receiver is inside.
Summary: Moved into a new home with surround sound speakers already installed in the den. Spent many hours on the internet researching different AVR's and decided to purchase the RX-V573. Unit works quite well. Operating Manual comes on a CD but leaves some things out. I was able to accomplish the basic cable box/AVR/TV connection myself. Yamaha phone customer service is OUTSTANDING!!