Summary: Bought a refurbished AVR from amazon and with the 3 year square trade plan it came out cheaper than buying it new. AVR came in the same yamaha box and looked brand new. This is my first Yamaha AVR and overall it has been fairly easy to operate. I have an Integra DTR 50.2 for my upstairs surround which smokes this AVR but that also cost me $1300, only reason I say this is The integra is more user friendly.
Summary: I purchased the receiver on a day when it was specially priced and for the money it appears to be a real steal. If there is a drawback it's that an instruction booklet (hard copy) doesn't accompany and I'm a guy who needs to read the print. For the most part, the receiver's functions are easy to navigate and my surround system sounds great! Something to note for future buyers, make sure the sub-woofer you buy to accompany has a built in amp.
Summary: We bought this receiver based on a number of recommendations, including some from Amazon. The sound quality is excellent. We upgraded from a Panasonic receiver, and there is almost no comparison -- the Yamaha is significantly better. Also very happy with the network connectivity, you can stream from all sorts of devices, internet radio, pandora, etc. Controlling the receiver using mobile apps or a web browser is also very handy.
Summary: Little bit about myself. I am a software engineer, so I know about wifi, airplay, DLNA etc. I research throughly before buying a product. Not a audiophile, so don't know much about audio stuff like RCA cables, crossover frequency etc This receiver was on my wishlist so when I saw it for sale for $299, I snapped it up. I also found the Polk audio RM705 for sale for $169. Pros: 1) Sounds great, with Polk RM705 5.1 speaker. 2) Well built 3) Lots of features.
Nice but I bought the RX-V773WA for just 25 dollars more.
William N, Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: The RX-673 is nice of course but I bought the RX-V773WA instead for just $25 more ... $424.99 ... over at newegg just now. Don't ask me why but that same receiver costs $599.99 here at Amazon. Difference: 773WA has more power and additional 10 watts dynamic power for each channel, it has 2 HDMI outputs instead of 1 and both can be active at once. It has preamp outputs for every channel i.e.
Summary: I've had this receiver for 5 months now. I upgraded from a 15 year old model, so obviously love having more modern functions. I am only using two speakers currently, so no info on surround sound experience. Also, haven't connected it to outside speakers yet so can't comment on multi-zone functionality. Pros: - Easy to set up. I'm a geek but found the configuration easy to do, everything clearly marked and logically arranged. TV on screen menus made it even easier.