Summary: I'm not an audiophile by any means, my 10+ years old Sony receiver was giving me all sort of problems so decided I was going to replace it, money was an issue as I had very little left after all the Christmas shopping, red reviews of low to mid range receivers for a few weeks settled on the Yamaha based on the price point and online reviews, setup was an easy one, hook all the speakers up via banana plugs, connect xbox360, wii, Time Warner DVR and DVD player ran the...
Summary: I've been using this receiver for a couple months now, and I have no complaints. The sound is good, and the on-screen interface is head and shoulders above the Harman Kardon it replaced. Update: The HDMI ports have collectively failed after 3 months, so I had to dock the rating to 3/5. I'm not sure about the warranty, but it's unusable now.
Summary: I purchased this unit over the newer ones because I was integrating older components into the system. It works well for that. I have had it for a few months now. I have some misgivings with the way the software functioned on mine, not being a computer tech person, and use to Yamaha's older receivers, I found it took some time to set it up properly and get the desired results.
Summary: While it was easy to hook up, I almost always have to turn it off and on again for the speakers to work for TV viewing. If I turn the TV on and receiver on at the same time - no speakers. I have to wait for the TV to be fully on before I turn the receiver on. Also, if I go from CD/DVD player to TV viewing, I have to turn the receiver off and on again for the speakers to work. Not sure if it is the way I hooked it up (doubt it)or just the receiver itself.
Summary: First, this receiver sounds great. I bought it to be my AV receiver in my family room with a 55" LCD TV, a cable box, a BlueRay DVD player and a Windows 7 Media Center computer. It handles all of these fine and the 5.1 surround sound is beautiful. I also bought the receiver to be able to send all of these sources' audio outside to the speakers by my hot tub. The problem is that Zone 2 only plays from the analog inputs, not the HDMI sources.
Not compatible with Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D TV Adapter
C. Miles, Amazon
8 August 2010
Summary: Purchased this Yamaha RX-V667 AVR and was disappointed that it would not pass though the HDMI 1.4 correctly. It seems that it is swapping something in the signal so the 3D auto-selection in my Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D Adapter would not work. I have a Mitsubishi WD-73C8 and a DirecTV HR21 Satellite DVR. The DirecTV 3D images keep coming up as side-by-side images instead of checker-box.