Summary: This is my second Yamaha receiver, my first one lasted 10 years and had started to lose components slots, like roku and XM. Since I could not find a local business that would even look at my unit and my only choice was to replace it. I didn't even hesitate I wanted another Yamaha.
Summary: This is a nice item with fast service but you didn't mention that the center speaker connection doesn't work, I don't know if you knew that the speaker didn't work but if you did that was very dishonest of you.
Summary: Older, with no advances like HDMI, but very loaded and capable. Very well contructed and easy to use. Sound is great. Remote is a little funky and display a bit weak, but overall a good mid-level receiver for it's time.
Excerpt: Don't you just love the feeling you get when you arrive home and there's a letter or package waiting for you, especially when you know it's something nice? No? Oh, guess it's just me being easily pleased then.
Excerpt: This receiver forms the main part of my home cinema system and having only recently purchased it I am still getting used to it. However, first impressions usually account for a lot and I like it. I like it a lot.
Excerpt: Firstly, let me get the “where did you get it?” bits out of the way. My Yamaha receiver came from www.letsbuyit.com for £259, very reasonable when you consider the Musical Images in Hounslow had a “shop-soiled” one in the window for £350!
Excerpt: Bevor ich zu meinem jetzigen Dolby Digital Receiver kam (Denon 3805, zu dem ich auch einen Testbericht schrieb), hatte ich einen Yamaha RDS 596. Anfangs war ich sehr zufrieden, doch inzwischen funktioniert er nicht mehr so gut Aussehen: Der Yamaha RX 596 RDS ist sehr elegant und kantig geformt.
Pros: günstig, hat alle Funktionen die man normalerweise braucht