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.
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.
Summary: Great receiver with a quick and easy set up. The iPad app makes set up and soundfield selection easy. The main draw backs are limited HDMI ports, no front HDMI post, and in some video resolutions the screen goes black for a split second whenever you change the volume.