Summary: I used to have a Yamaha 5.1 receiver that worked for about 10 years and still working. I replaced it with RX-V575-R because of the newer technologies in modern receivers. I got this unit as a refurb which was substantially cheaper than the new.
Summary: I have been using this and the RX-V475 for about 4 months now on a daily basis and like them both. I bought the 475 first for about $200 reconditioned and thought it was such a deal that I bought the 575 twin which I use to drive both indoor and outdoor speakers.
Summary: I bought this to replace an older (but not THAT old) Onkyo whose HDMI board had died (apparently common for the newer Onkyo receivers). I got a great price on a refurbished unit. This unit exhibits typical Yamaha quality and features and I really like it.
Summary: Overall very happy with the purchase. If I were to do it again, I would have upgraded to the one with two true zones instead of shared. I installed speakers out on the patio and in the living room, so it's nice being able to turn one zone on and the other off or vice versa, but you're forced to use...
Summary: I never had subwoofers before and now I have 2 separately powered subwoofers. I bought an inexpensive lepai amp to power them both and they add great base. I like the network function as I subscribe to pandora and play from my computer as well as the net radio. The front USB is also convenient.
Summary: Ordered this receiver after the Onyko we had for years went out. And I must say it is amazing it cant run for hours and barely get warm and it has an easy to use app that can be downloaded from Play store for my phone that works great also. I would definitely buy this receiver again.