If Zone2 is decision criteria for you - beware!!!!
6 May 2012
Summary: While I am impressed with this product (I bought it after success with another Yamaha receiver I have in another room), I specifically picked this unit because of the Zone2 support; however as I tried to listen to the ball game in Zone2 I found I couldn't as my input is an HDMI cable and HDMI inputs...
Cons: Dark contrast is pretty bad here. I was replacing an older Pioneer Elite that had no HDMI with this unit and I am quite disappointed in the dark/black contrast in all video (DirecTV, PS3 gaming, NetFlix and DVD/Blue-Ray).On a few occassions I have been tempted to switch the Pioneer back in.
Pros: Great sound, lots of great features. It was the center of my entertainment system with lots of HDMI ports and sending sound to remote speakers in several rooms of my house. Completely satisfied while it was working. Can't wait to get it back or a new one.
Cons: Unit suddenly failed to work. When powered on it would turn itself off in about 15 seconds after going through a few screens. Took unit to the factory service location in Austin, Texas. After nine days I was told that the unit needed a part that was not in the country and that it will take four t...