Summary: This has been my Home theater receiver since 2007 and its been going strong and sounds fantastic. Its only downfall is not having enough hdmi inputs, but back around 06 and 07, four hdmi inputs seemed like enough. How times have changed.
Summary: remote is lacking in features but receiver is great. Very powerful and great sound quality. I love the Scenes feature, I own two of these receivers and recomend them highly. I recomend buying a Logitech harmony 1100 remote.
Summary: Nice easy set up. Worked very well with my clients BOSE speakers. Good Zone two output. I had installed two Denons before this Yamaha and both denons did not like the bose speakers. I've read somewhere that Yamaha has a circuit board friendly to Bose.
Summary: Very nice high quality receiver but the remote control is prehistoric. Can't beleive Yamaha would include such a cheap and old fashioned remote to control such a high tech piece. The range on it also is unsatisfactory.
Summary: I love this receiver! There are many functions on this system relating to TV HDMI which I don't use and can not speak to. However, if you are looking for quality sound for a reasonable price this is your baby! Your Ipod never sounded better :)
Great sound, lots of features - Bad user interface
22 December 2008
Summary: First of, this is a great reciever. Great sound and plenty of features for the price. You can't go wrong there. The bad part is, be prepaired to spend a couple hours with the manual and the other bad part is, the manual is as complicated to read as the interface! I did however figure it all out.
Summary: Easy to connect everything especially using the HDMI outputs. Very good sound with 7 speakers (using Bose for all but the 2 rear which I installed Niles in wall flush mount. Biggest disappointment is not being able to use my Sony universal remote.
Summary: I primarily bought this unit for 1. The close out price. 2. For the two hdmi inputs with one hdmi output and 3. For the phonograph connectors (I have a few albums:) Older models don't have hdmi and many newer models don't have phonograph connectors.
Summary: I bought Yamaha products many years ago and was very pleased with quality and performance. I think that holds true this time too. Had some shipping issues to Alaska and the unit appeared to have taken some "hits" as there is a small (barely noticeable) crease in the bezel where some ape dropped it.