Summary: Worked alright while it worked. Nothing particularly special about it, but it suited met our needs. Failed once about a year after we purchased it (not from amazon), Yamaha honored the warranty and had it fixed. Failed again recently, it's now out of warranty. I've had receivers last 10+ years, and work just fine, failing annually is not acceptable.
Summary: I am using this with my Bose speakers. This is a decent product and I am totally satisfied with it. Its airplay feature lets me play my apple devices and also my PC (through iTunes) audio wirelessly on my home theater.
Summary: This unit works really well. I paired it with the Onkyo 7.1 speakers and it works great. The only complaint I have is that the default setting is Audio 1, even though I have nothing connected to that. It senses when the connection powers up, but if its hooked to the computer like mine is, in between screens on booting it falls back on the Audio 1 setting, and I have to change it to the HDMI 1 setting that my computer is connected to.
Summary: This receiver is wonderful, when it is working. After using it for 2 months, the entire receiver just died. I never used it for anything louder than a football game in my small living room. I had it wired to play indoor and outdoor speakers, but hadn't had an opportunity to even enjoy that before the receiver blew. I called Yamaha and they referred me to an authorized Yamaha dealer/repair place in Houston so I took it there and "VOILA" it was fixed.
Summary: This is a good receiver, and can be used in many ways. I find Yamaha to be a bit complicated to use, compared to my Denon receiver but it is definitely a good high quality receiver. For either 5.1 or 7.1 home theater or music listening. I have this hooked up to my 5.1 system with it bi-amped to my B&W floor standing speakers. The reason I decided to go with was it would power lower ohm speakers. My speakers are older and that was something I needed.
Summary: I really like this system. But sure could have used some better instructions on how to use it to its fullest. Very little instruction on how to use the remote control and it's settings as to get optimon performance. The remote control has more buttons than this old man can figure out. After a year I think I have it going for me. At least I know where I like it set for music and where I like it set for movies. I'm really enjoying it and would recommend it to others.
Summary: After a lot of searching I decided to buy the Yamaha RX-V667 . It was priced right and the reviews spoke about it's sound quality. It does sound better than my older Sherwood HT amp . Good value for the price.
Summary: Using it with Onko speakers and it sounds great. Connects to my wired network well but the program menu is lacking. The remote menu on a network computer is mostly useless. Remote is way too complicated and menus are not very well arranged. I would think that with so many years behind them Yamaha would have a better program staff. For such a good sound the interconnectivity is very second rate.
Summary: It was great when it was working but it died all of a sudden after 9 months of use. The local Yamaha authorized dealer could not fix it as Yamaha didn't supply the necessary parts to fix it. About 6 months later Yahama sent me a shipping label to send it to a remote repair place (United Radio) but the unit got damaged during the shipping. Now I have to pay $287 to fix the shipping damage before Yamaha pays for the original problem.