Best receiver for those who want it all without breaking the bank!!
Darren F O'Rourke, Amazon
24 August 2013
Summary: I had to replace me beloved Denon AVR 588 and wanted to add hdmi processing and network capability. Wifi nor bluetooth were needed, so after exhaustive research I decided on the Yamaha RX-V673. I had Yamaha before I went to Denon and I am so happy I came back. Setup could not have been simpler.
Summary: First off, I've never written a review of any product on Amazon before but I decided to share my experience because I couldn't be happier with this receiver. I did a lot of research on receivers before I finally made my purchase and I made a wise choice.
Summary: This replaced a very nice Denon 5.1 Dolby surround system. Pro Logic sounded okay, but with this Yamaha it sounds like I'm sitting in a recording studio or a digital movie theater. Incredibly awesome!!!
Pros: Incredible Sound! Amazing effects! Great sound translators! Deep, rich Bass and crystal clear Treble.
Summary: I love this receiver. Very easy to set up with the exception of one thing. When i used the ypao mike, my front speakers were large enough that the created enough base and the receiver turned off my sub.
Summary: Other highlights: You can turn on/login to the receiver from your computer, select songs from a variety of options (folder, artist, genre, etc). The phone app (on Android at least) works well, although I stick to the computer.
Pros: I bought this to upgrade my over a decade old Onkyo receiver. The primary reason for the update was HDMI, which didn't exist when the Onkyo came out. I have to say that I am extremely happy with my purchase. I was hesitant to purchase a 2012 receiver as the networking/DLNA functions are fairly ne...
Cons: The only complaint I have is I cannot seem to get movies to stream over DLNA. The DLNA server shows the files, even the receiver shows them, but they're darkened for some reason. I've tried everything from avi, mpg, mkv, etc, none work. I end up streaming the movies to my PS3, which runs to the r...
Helpful advice for those interested in the RX-V673
21 January 2013
Summary: While others have delivered much praise for the Yamaha RX-V673 receiver, I wanted to build on their collective comments with my own findings. The intent is to share my experience with the hope it may help others make a decision on whether the RX-V673 is right for them.
Summary: Don't be cheap and buy the Onkyo TX NR515 or 616! Spend the extra dough and go with the Yamaha RX-V equivalent!
Pros: HDMI switching works perfectly compared to the Onkyo TX NR515 which was extremely buggy even after updating the firmware to the Nov. 2012 release which was supposed to fix the issue! Streaming Google play music from Android device works flawlessly. Operating the receiver via Android app works rea...
Cons: No video out picture modes like the Onkyo had, but minor issue since the picture quality is nice and you have more picture options on TV anyways. A little higher of a learning curve from the Onkyo, but this is due to loads of customization options. HDMI out signal pops off and on when opening or ...
Pros: I replaced my 13 year old dolby digital JVC receiver, mainly for HDMI in a receiver. I can't really explain it, but that sound quality just sounds amazing with my speakers. The onscreen menu is intuitive to use The android app is pretty darn good and has support for Pandora.
Cons: It was a little spendy, but had a $200 newegg rebate