Summary: Don't waste your money on this, an off the shelf cheap "sony in a box" would have sounded better than this one.
Pros: easy Zone 2 support
Cons: The unit now a few months out of warranty, constantly cuts out sound for three seconds at a time, pops and just doesn't work. I expected more out of a $900 Yamaha. I won't be buying another one. The surround sound was very flat sounding. It didn't offer the "wow" factor that my past receivers hav...
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.