Summary: A really nice receiver... Lots of different sound modes... "Concert Hall, Disco, Church, Rock etc.." Sounds very good !!! The one thing that I would change about the unit is that the remote control is pretty small... and the buttons are hard to read... (very tiny letters!!
Summary: I decided to buy a Yamaha mainly because they still use discrete transistors in the amp as opposed to IC's which distort and fail easily, which my previous Kenwood and Aiwa AV receivers did..and this Yamaha does not disappoint. Having a stout amp section with low distortion was more important to me than a huge number of features, so I will say that the sound from this receiver, whether you use the DSP or not is superior to any other AV receiver I have listened to, it is...
Summary: Okay, We all like to know the real truth... I have a cousin in the High End audio business in Va. I went to him years ago and said I wanted the best surround/receiver I could buy without paying a crazy price. He sold me the RX v795a and he has every top name audio equipment made and said this was the best! I said but what about the Pioneer Elite's...he said you asked me and I answered you already, but if you really want to spend more and get the same results Okay.
Summary: Very clear, powerful sound. it has many "effects" for your listening preference. 7 inputs 6 on back and an Aux on the front which is very useful. it has Optical, Coaxial, and Analog inputs for good high quality audio if desired. Also has Composite and S-video, inputs and outputs. One of the main reasons i bought this excellent receiver is because of the Multi channel input, or external decoder as labeled on the back.
Summary: After over 5 months of hunting THE right Home Entertainment reciever for me, I settled for the Yamaha RX V795A reciever. I did not have a budgetary limit that dictated my choice. I made my selection based on features and sound quality. I started out thinking that HDMI pass through would be a must feature, but after listening to many of the newest recievers, and thier too synthetic sound, I dropped HDMI as a primary requirement.
Summary: I have had mine since 1998, and have loved it every day. Sound quality is awesome, and still has most of the inputs today's electronics are using, even the high end. It even has ports to plug an external decoder into for new formats. I did have some power up issues with the unit, but sent in for repair and was fixed. My next receiver WILL be another Yamaha, but I'll keep this one around until it turns to dust.
Summary: I bought this receiver because I was trying to fix one just like it for a friend and could not get a schmematic. I was not able to fix it. I bought the Yamaha RX V795A 5.1 channel Receiver on E*Bay for about one quarter of the new price for my friend. The one I bought looked like it was brand new, not a scratch. I gave it a quick check out and it worked just fine, but I did not test all the functions. I am going on trust that they all work.
Summary: This is a great receiver that I feel I got for a steal. It has built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoding, with incredible features found in much higher-priced receivers. I bought a Sony receiver about three years ago and was very happy, but I'll always remember the Yamaha I didn't buy due to price at the same time. This time I did it right. Yamaha is the best you can get for a moderate home theater setup. Bar none.
Pros: Great features at an awesome price. Makes a wonderful beginning to any home theater.
Cons: The remote control is awkward and funny-looking. I don't use it.