Summary: although i must concede that this is probably the best receiver in its price range, it did disappoint in some minor area, mostly concerning zone 2 operation: 1. it would be a better receiver if a separate lfe output were provided for zone 2. why compromise your listening experience, just because its in another room? 2. why not create a simple option allowing you to listen to an hdmi input in zone 2? 3.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: This review is for the RX-V675 but I expect all my info will apply to the newer RX-V677 as well. I have had this unit for 4 months. To keep this review brief, I will only address a small portion of the functionality which you may find useful. You can use this as 2 channel, 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, and more options, while also having zone 2 speakers connected.
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, No Wireless Video Stream
sounds great. i was finally able to fine tune my ...
J. albanese, Amazon
24 August 2014
Summary: received the re manufactured model 3 days ago.lots of different features for obsessive compulsive among us. learning curve on setting everything up, and learning the features. still worth the effort. sounds great. i was finally able to fine tune my sound system without the masters degree in audio electronics. warning to all re manufactured purchases. 1 year warranty from Yamaha only.
Summary: Purchased this as an open box previous display model from BBY. Originally wanted the 775/773 for the pre-outs and the party mode but they were going out of stock and the prices kept jumping up. I do not believe I lost any sound quality dropping to the 675. I would have preferred Zone2 worked with digital inputs but hooking up some leftover RCA cables to wasn't a huge deal. Also a knock was that it didn't have wireless built-in.
Summary: Alot of good things in this: 1. Airplay 2. Cool remote 3. Super nice app on Ipad or Iphone i have connected this with my Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 Special Edition Home Theater Speakers (Black), the System looks dam sexy with the reciver!!! Only couple of things, 1. sometimes the reciever doesn't shutdown when i shut my tv off (I have connect with hdmi). 2. We need to manually switch the sound output of reciever while starting up. Over all satisfactory...
So far so good.. good sound. love the Yamaha AV control through the Android phone.... A must.
13 June 2014
Summary: Pro: Sound is pretty good. Yamaha AV control through Android phone. Con: Hard to set up Zone 2 using the receiver. However, using the Android Yamaha AV Control, it is a breeze..... You just have to turn up the volume on your zone 2 speaker through the Android av control. Overall, I love it !!!!!