Summary: My Yamaha RX-V671 worked for well for just over two years and died. Wont power up. It is just dead. This is the first time I tried Yamaha receiver and thought I would treat myself. Turned out to be a treat that cost me about $20 a month for the life of the product. Not again. Update. I found this helpful bit of advice on the internet when it does not power up and it now works. I am back up and running. Now have to figure out what caused it to die.
Summary: When passing the HDMI signal through the receiver, there are problems when resolution changes. More than once per minute there will be a screen flicker. In some cases, the on-screen menu will be chopped off at the bottom. I finally ended up running audio from my DVR to the receiver, and HDMI directly to the TV.
Summary: This is a very nice receiver but after setup found the Yamaha RX-V671 has compatibility issues with Direct TV satellite receivers, glitching green and white lines up and down the screen while connected through 1080p HDMI cables. Needless to say this is unacceptable as is the fact that at the price of this unit it does not have pre-amp ports to support the connection of a separate amp on the main zone but supposedly does for zone 2.
Summary: This is the third Yamaha receiver I've had to return: the RX V471, its replacement, and now the RX V671, because the Gallo Acoustic TR-100 subwoofer hums when connected to the speaker outputs. I tested the setup using my older RX V750 and my much older RX 770 (which is virtually silent) and they do not have this problem. I can only infer that there is a design flaw in this new Yamaha series. I am hugely disappointed to have to find another brand - or a used older Yamaha.
Worked for 40 minutes, then died. Horrible customer service
eternalgreenknight "Chris", Amazon
12 December 2011
Summary: I decided to finally upgrade my receiver to HDMI. I researched for weeks to find what I thought would be the perfect blend of audio and video capabilities within my budget. I studied Denons, which people seemed to think had the best sound... but I didn't hear much about up-conversion, which I thought would be a cool feature for the Wii, and if I dusted off old stuff, and reviewers thought the set-up was a bit complicated. It also wasn't network capable.