Summary: I've had this receiver I think for more than 2 years, probably 3. While certain other new receivers have fancy new additional types of features, when it comes to straight out working, with clean power and sound, this Yamaha receiver is hard to beat.
Pros: Large number of hookups for various components. Both amp and speaker outputs available. Amazingly powerful. Great Longevity for a receiver. Remote lasts for a long time.
Cons: Not 3D compatible. Interface for YPAO really minimal.
Summary: Looks great. I highly recommend the iPod dock also. You can control the iPod with the receiver remote and can't get any higher quality sound out of an iPod.
Pros: The automatic configuration tool that comes with this receiver is amazing. You won't understand what you were missing until you run it. I'm getting ready to replace my rears, center and sub-woofer and can't wait to see what this receiver can deliver with some upgraded speakers.
Cons: Consult the manual. You're missing out if you just plug everything in and turn it on. It takes time, but is so worth it.
Summary: I have yet to build out a full 7.1 or 7.2 system to really test this amp but have been nothing but happy with it thus far. Saw it on sale for a cheaper price than what I paid for but I also got a deal with an iPod dock thrown in so I'm not complaining.
Pros: Since the new models have been rolling in the price has been dropping for an amazing deal! For a beginner audiophile this is a great entry level amp, beefier power supplier over the 665 and decent amount of inputs for connecting up equipment. Setup was easy, controller learning curve isn't bad at...
Summary: I chose to not run the HDMI out from my computer's video card through the receiver since my video card does not have an internal sound card; if it did, I would get true 5.1 surround sound instead of the "virtual" simulation I get from running a stereo jack out of Creative labs card. Or..
Pros: The price/quality ratio is high; a moderately strong receiver with lots of room for growth. Although it did not come with the Blue Tooth adapters, you can add it on aftermarket to stream off other electronic such as your phone. Sirius ready, can dock with Ipod, lots of possible wiring options. I'...
Cons: It could be my lack of understanding on set up for adding in other components, but I have to set the speakers to sysnthesize surround sound when watching movies using a USB drive from my DVD player. That may be due to the sound track limitations and not the receiver. Not a con, really more of a n...
Summary: What a great piece of equipment. I saved almost half the cost buying it on Amazon rather than going to buy it at Best Buy or another store in the box. It takes some time to learn how to use it but once you do it is awsome.
Summary: interesting settings such as setting it for sports, role playing games, action movies, ext. though I'm not quite clear on the differences between any of these yet. Would recommend to anyone that wants an upgrade from an old surround sound receiver.
Pros: tons of connection options that will work for anyone and any tv/dvd player.
Summary: I'm no audiophile but even I can tell the difference between my old 7.1 Amplifier and this one. My old amplifier was having issues and would only output to 2.1 so I upgraded to this. Finally getting true 5.1 and 7.2 surround sound now. Blu-ray movies sounded great.
Pros: Detailed instructions to help newbies like me. Cheap price 4 HDMI ports are awesome. PS3/360/PC are all hooked up now with one more slot available. Sounds great even with minimal adjustments.
Cons: I just wish I had more knowledge with this kind of stuff so I can take advantage of all of its features. Back to reading the manual lol.
Pros: This is the fifth surround system that I have purchased/set-up. It was by far the easiest and fastest to set-up. Balancing the speakers was a breeze with the automatic system. The sound is outstanding.
a wonderful sounding AVR with pre-outs and time alignment
Matthew M., Newegg
19 September 2010
Summary: i can't comment on the video processing because i don't use it. i bet sucks because they all do in this price range. why not just plug in your source directly? it's true the OSD is ugly but who cares? it's functional. just sell the ipod adapter.
Pros: i plan to buy an external amplifier later on so that will require pre-amp outputs. none of the competition has them anywhere near this price range. for me this was the ONLY choice for that reason. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE. WHEN I CAN AFFORD IT I CAN UPGRADE TO AN EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER. THEN ...
Cons: - only 2 optical inputs (the onkyo it replaced had 3) - i wish there was a one-button solution for changing the dynamic range (a.k.a. midnight mode). you have to press SETUP - DOWN ARROW - SELECT - SELECT - LEFT ARROW - LEFT ARROW - RETURN - SETUP