Summary: I have always wanted a Yamaha receiver for the sound quality and what I thought was the superior surround sound processing. What I got for this $800 is something that works occasionally in some respects and not at all in others. Let me explain. 1.
Summary: I'm getting in touch with Yamaha since these receivers have a 2 year warranty. We'll see if I get anywhere with them.
Pros: Sounds great when paired with my Polk speakers. Lots of HDMI inputs.
Cons: I first purchased this unit on 4/20/2013. So I've owned it for just over a year and today it died on me. It completely refuses to power on or do anything except be a giant paper weight. Very disappointed considering how expensive these receivers are.
Summary: I was looking to upgrade my older Yamaha RX-V663 to improve upon the number of HDMI inputs and outputs and provide airplay. This system fit the bill and provided more options at a reasonable price.
Pros: The sound from this receiver is nothing short of incredible. Even my speakers from the late 1990s sound great, though I'll be shopping for newer speakers shortly. The receiver is very easy to configure, though the options are limited when not using the HDMI output. The receiver also has an app av...
Cons: I'd like to see every configurable option available through the phone app. Sometimes I just want to tweak a few settings without having to turn on the television.
Nice receiver but poor Yamaha Support, limited sound programs
Stephen S., Newegg
6 February 2014
Pros: Good connectivity Quality picture and sound Easy setup Two zone operation
Cons: Sound programs are not very diverse, you only end up using a select few. No support for Spotify,Rdio or other popular music services. Only Pandora Rhapsody and Sirius and their own radio. They recently updated software for next series of receivers to include spotify but excluded this receiver, po...