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: 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.
Summary: Very nice receiver, but the operation of it requires almost a degree in engineering (which I have, but still had to study the manual - which of course engineers don't like to do). The sound is great and it has more features than you can imagine once you figure them out.
Summary: I've been using this receiver for about a week now. The auto-setup was great! The auto-setup even noticed that I accidentally reversed the wires for one of my speakers. I haven't seen this very helpful feature in other receivers.
Nathan Phillips "I may have an Amazon problem", Amazon
19 December 2007
Summary: I bought the RXV661 Receiver from Best Buy on Sale for $395 which provided an extra $100 for speakers. I sound tested the unit at a Best Buy and it blew away the Sony's priced in a similar price range. The bass on the unit isn't as strong as I expected buy I only have it turned up half way.
TCW the Communications Strategist "Terry Wilhite", Amazon
8 October 2007
Summary: Bottom line: Superior sound, great value. Some design issues that do NOT affect sound; For example, video in/outs relegated to the right hand back of the receiver. Audios on the left, instead of the tradition yellow, white and red RCA inputs grouped together.
Summary: I use this receiver with my Bose Acoustimass home theater system and it sounds great. I'm sure there are some features which I have yet to learn to use, but for what I'm using it for, its great.