Summary: I have had this for several months and after hooking up my smart TV, HD-DVR and Bluray it has worked great and sounds great. The network connection was solved by using another great product Iomegas 5-port WiFi N Ethernet hub connected to the wired Ethernet port on the receiver, the Iomega stays on and allows the receiver to connect as soon as it powers up with all the bandwidth that your wifi can give, much better than buying the Yamaha dongle WiFi and cheaper too.
Summary: I had a nice Sony Receiver before this, and I thought I liked it. I was wrong. I originally was looking for a replacement because my older Sony didn't do HDMI. The reviews were good on this Yamaha, and even though I have no intention of buying a 4K or 3D TV anytime in the near future, the fact that this supports it was pretty sweet. Yes, the Sony had lots of options. No, they were not easy to configure.
Summary: A lot has changed since college. This thing does a lot, so it's necessarily complicated. But it works great, and once you get used to it, it makes sense. Plus the app for iPhone works good. Setting up my computer as a music server works good. My wife and kids were eventually able to figure it out too. So that's good. For a while there, I had to come set it up every time they had to switch between netflix, Wii-U, and cable.
Summary: This replaces my old Yamaha that worked great and was handed down to another family member. I have an older TV that i love with only one HDMI input so this fit my needs perfectly. I utilize the 7.1 setup and highly recommend it to anyone. Easy setup and I linked it to an app on my phone as a remote. It is plugged into my router directly and all the online radio stations are limitless.
Summary: AMAAAAAAAAAAAZING, Does everything I could want to ask it to and amazing sound. Even comes with a microphone that optimizes the speakers based on there location. Really cool receiver. I really like the 5 HDMI inputs. It runs everything I need it too.