Summary: I previously owned a Pioneer receiver. It lasted a short time for me when it stopped sending video thru the HDMI. The clarity and sound effects of this receiver far surpasses anything I've ever owned. I've only had it for a month, so far I'd say you'd do we'll purchasing this model.
Summary: I use this product with Onkyo 7.1 surround sound speakers and it works beautifully. I would highly recommend this for anyone that is interested in a home theater system, but doesn't want to break the bank. This is my first receiver and I am highly pleased after almost 8 months of use.
Summary: First off, I am not a huge audio guy... I just know what sounds good and what doesn't. I run a very simple setup at home... 2 Klipsch KG4's, a big Klipsch center channel speaker, and a 10" Klipsch powered sub.
Summary: This is the first received I've owned. I connected it to a 7.1 channel in-wall surround sound system and paired it with a Yamaha subwoofer then added a 55" Samsung Smart television. We now have an excellent theater system in our new living room.
Summary: We have bought Yamaha amps for the last 15 years and we have yet to be disappointed by them. This took it to a new level. We are running a 7.1 system with 2 additional speakers (all Yamaha) in another room. I like I can have CD in one room and radio in the other at the same time.
Summary: I am too old to get into a lot of minutiae when it comes to audio; first I remember the audio wars of the 60s/70s; secondly, my hearing is now 60 years old. I got this to replace a 4 year old Onkyo; worked well enough when it did; but it got senile and started losing its settings.
My 2 cents after 20 months of ownership, great receiver/amp
24 November 2012
Summary: Update August 21, 2013. Seeing more than I expected number of reviews stating this Receiver fails after a year or so I wanted to advise I have my TV picture & sound running through the V671 via hdmi cable along with CD player, Blu-Ray and newly purchased AppleTV.
Summary: I owned a Yamaha receiver prior to buying this one that lasted me a good long time and had ample power. The old one which was 10+ years old ended up dying on me so after much research I purchased this receiver and I am pleased with it.