Summary: Only reason we replaced a high end JVC receiver was that it had NO HDMI inputs, and our new ROKU box wouldn't work any longer without a digital audio output. This receiver was purchased on Amazon on Black Friday because it was $200 off - good thing too! Most rated it as a very good mid-level receiver, and it's barely that. I'm so sorry we had to take out the JVC - which weighed twice what this lightweight did. It barely powers the powered subwoofer.
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Poor Sound Quality, Poor Speaker Setup, Power Can't Seem To Find
Summary: the receiver basically has no instructions to connect older dvd's, cd player or vcr. (all with plugs ins & no hdmi cables. i have called & talked with a rep six times, just to connect the basic. i have a few more questions but i am getting frustrated.
Summary: Replaced a 10yr old Sony "system-in-a-box" receiver with this new technology. For the most part I liked the setup as I got rid of many, many cords by using HDMI connections for everything. Ran into a small issue where I couldn't input to the receiver via RCA and output via HDMI. Also, I agree with other reviews that a manual equalizer capability would put this at more of a 4 or 5/5 versus 3/5 rating.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: I have spent the last two weeks trying to get the Airplay to work on this thing... can't get it to connect to my wireless network and this is one of the reasons I bought it. 100+ pages of instructions are "mind boggling." It does too much and as a result I find it extremely complicated. Sorry I bought it.
Pros: Clear Sound, Energy Efficient, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: I wanted to replace my surround sound AV reciever with one that supports multiple zones. This one does a good job in that respect, but the sound is terrible (too much base) with no way to adjust it. I believe the "Scene selection" is supposed to be their idea of a preselected equalizer, but I can not notice any difference from one "Scene" to another.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good fm reception, Good Power Output, Great Sound For Music
Summary: It is awful that Yamaha will not give you a real menu. This makes set up and use difficult. Tech support via phone is a nightmare. A charge long distance call and wait times are over 40 minutes. That's cruel. Zone 2 set up is not spelled out in the manual. Even tech support had a hard time working fix for problem. Tech support issues described above make me say that I will not recommend Yaamaha receivers to anyone.