Summary: I'm early in to my user experience but, so far, I'm very pleased. I'm replacing a high end Rotel receiver that was 5 years old which had some compatibility issues with newer components, limited HDMI inputs and required separate digital sound to accompany HDMI picture.
Pros: Ease of setup. Multi-HDMI inputs. Great sound, features, price.
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: 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.
Overall a great receiver, [updated: less complaints!]
1 March 2012
Summary: I had narrowed my selection down to this receiver, or the Onkyo 609 Receiver . For the most part, they appeared to be the same receiver. While the Onkyo offers a PC input via 15pin DSUB cables, this one doesn't...but it does give a tiny bit more power. (But really, who still uses 15 pin monitor cables?) In the end, I ended up getting this for a dollar under 400 and have been overwhelmingly happy with it. But let's get to the bad news first.
Summary: After reading several glowing reviews and seeing the Apple TV offered free with this unit, I ordered it and received it from UPS looking like it had just survived WWIII. I've always respected Yamaha for it's reputation for durability and after surviving everything UPS could dish out, it's apparently well-deserved. Everything seemed fine after I hooked it up, but I'd recommend against having it shipped with the UPS gorillas.
Summary: The sound from this receiver is amazing. I give it 5-stars and I still need to add more speakers. Even when playing compressed mp3's the enhancer actually adds quite a bit of depth. Setup was straight forward. The on screen menus are easy to use, the design is lacking, but really they aren't accessed all that often once everything is setup.
Excellent sound and video, but user interface/manual disappointing
10 December 2011
Summary: RX-V671 is hub of home theater I just set up which includes 64" HD-3D TV, 3D Blu-ray player, iPAD for streaming Pandora, an old VHS-VCR, and an HD cable box. After 2 weeks of tweaking, tinkering, and several calls to Yamaha tech support, I got everything working well. Sound and video fidelity are fantastic. Another major strength of the system is the automatic speaker setup using Yamaha supplied microphone.