Summary: I really like this receiver. I have hooked to a second set of speakers out by the pool, hooked up to zone 2. I use the Android app to control it remotely, ant has worked flawlessly - more or less. The only improvement I can think of is if it had an easier more straight forward way to control base and treble. A built in equalizer would be nice. But otherwise it's a great piece of technology.
Summary: I researched receivers for the better part of several weeks reading and watching product reviews all over the web including Amazon. What I found is the rx-v671 is probably the best bang for your buck. It's powerful enough to run the most demanding speaker set up, it's 7.1 capable + front presence, the YPAO speaker makes set up a snap and it sounds amazing.
Summary: I've had this receiver for almost a month and.....so far so good. Very easy set-up so far. I haven't had time to delve into some of the more technical stuff but that doesn't look too bad from what I've read in the manual. Right now it runs all of our devices, tv,vcr,dvd,etc. without major hassels. It's light weight compared to the last boat anchor receiver we had which litterally burned up in 5 years time.
Summary: The sound quality is superb. However, I'm not an audiophile. That means I probably can't discern the difference between a "very good" device and one that really is "superb". However, I'm very happy with this receiver. It has many features that I like a great deal: 2.0 to 7.1 speaker configurations with everything in between (and 2 zones). Solid connectors for everything in back (banana-plug & pin style rather than bare-wire).
Summary: This unit is replacing an ONKYO that crapped out way to soon. I have used this reciever for a couple of months now and have been VERY pleased with it. It sounds GREAT with movies and music. My only complaints are 1. The remote will not change the channels up and down on my Direct TV, I have to enter them on the numbers pad and 2. The owners manual is not very clear on how to use the many functions.
Summary: I have not owned one receiver before but I am not regretting buying this product. I wanted a receiver that is network-enabled and can connect to my NAS device. This fits perfectly my want. The fact that I can connect to some Internet radio station was also a plus. I am enjoying every minute of using this receiver. It did not work well though with the speakers I had with my previous home theater speakers especially as the subwoofer was not powered.
Summary: Let me start out by saying this is my second Yamaha av receiver ! I love the sound of this amp just like the theater and the Internet apps are a plus. With that said i am disappointed that 3 d compatibility was advertised only to find out that when in 3 d mode the remote doesn't function something to do with active 3 d glasses conflicts ? Not mentioned in any ad .also when accessing Internet apps from the tv Netflix ect.
Summary: I purchased an open box Onkyo TX-NR609 before this at a too good to be true price. The Onkyo had issues with display and control but I had it long enough before returning to be able to make a good comparison: Yamaha Pros: - Sound is phenomenal. This is the best sounding receiver that I've owned (in recent years another Onkyo and Harman Kardon) - Fairly easy to set up. - YPAO settings can be overridden which the Onkyo's couldn't.
Summary: Nice. Finally I settled on this receiver. Love the onscreen menu, works and sets up flawlessly and sounds beautiful.But... I was kind of disappointed when I realized that DLNA feature in the receiver supports only audio files and it does not stream video or photos.