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. The included Wi-Fi adapter has proven to be a nice addition to our ability to play music from most wi-fi devices using the Yamaha app. The app allows you to control the receiver as long as you are connected to the network.
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 available on the major platforms, and this is nice when the kids lose the remote control. Configuring the Wifi adapter is painless if you have a laptop handy. Just follow the di...
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.
Pros: What a great deal on this Yamaha RX-V773WABL 7.2 channel receiver. Replaced my HDMI troubled Onkyo NX808 and right out of the box sounded better and the picture was better also to my Mitsubishi 3D 7800 Projector. Thanks Newegg and Yamaha---this deal was so good, ny brother (he a tech and audio/video INSTALLER bought one, too!!!
Cons: none yet---quality build and looks. Does have an external WIFI--but this $80 item comes FREE with this product.
Summary: For the price, buying this receiver is a no-brainer. I bought this from Newegg several months ago when it was on sale like this. I love being able to stream music from Rhapsody and Pandora right on the unit. And the remote control app on my phone lets me control everything, including Rhapsody and Pandora. Its support for 2 zones is outstanding. I'm able to stream Rhapsody in zone 2 while people are watching TV in zone 1. It works flawlessly.
Pros: Price Features Networking
Cons: Not really anything... There could be UI tweaks in the receiver and control app for the phone.
Awesome piece of technology. Warning re: audio outputs
16 January 2014
Summary: I just sat down with my iPhone and started playing music in my kitchen using the dual amp, AirPlay, and awesome app for this amp. This can be done while the amp is supplying home theater sound to the TV room - AT THE SAME TIME! Sweet. now here is my first review dwelling on the audio out disappointment... Make sure you understand that none of the digital audio sources will provide any analog audio output from this device.
Pros: Does more than in the description. My setup has 2 zones. One for 5.1 surround and other for 2.1. Party mode manages flawlessly movie experience to music. Using PolkAudio bookshelf speakers, one center and subs. Auto setup with microphone got about 85% there. Additional adjustments for an advanced user possible.
Cons: User experience a bit funny. No custom wallpaper. Only 4 scene presets but I have 6 devices connected. DVD, iPod, WII, XBMC, Pandora, Cable box