Summary: I was sitting there listening to my TV through my surround system and thought, "If I am going to spend a few hours a day watching movies and listening to music, I should treat myself to a receiver that will give me a better sound." I read all the reviews and feedback and decided on the Yamaha RX-V775WA 7.2. I have Aperion Audio center and bookcase speakers and a 15" PSB subwoofer. I am very pleased with the new sound quality.
Summary: I set up and everything seemed to be working fine. Only 1 month safer purchase the Ethernet card / AirPlay BROKE! Called tech service. They said it needed to be replaced. Refered me to a repair center 30 miles away. The repair center said it would take up to 4 WEEKS!!! What a horrible product experience. Almost consider throwing this piece of junk away and buying different brand.
Summary: My main problem was with the wireless add-on box. It was relatively difficult to configure (nothing like the easy config of many new products), then it worked intermittently (a real pain trying to use the iPad app to control it) even though I had several other wireless devices working correctly right next to it.
Summary: I use this in our living room to control the whole entertainment system. The remote can be difficult to use. We ended up buying a Logitech harmony remote to control the system. Originally had the receiver setup using the WIFI adapter and had difficulty keeping it connected to Pandora and Airplay. Once I removed the adapter and hardwired the receiver to my home network, it worked great. Overall it is a very nice receiver seems to work very well.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I bought this unit as an upgrade to an earlier Yamaha unit that only had 5.1 and no HDMI. I went through three different Yamaha units before settling on the 775. I love the 7.2 capabilities for home theater. More importantly, Yamaha always provides the pre-amp outputs necessary for audiophiles to bypass the system for audiophile equipment. The 24 bit Burr Brown DAC has been a staple in audiophile equipment for years.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality, Lots Of Output Ooptions, Pre-amp Outs For High End