Summary: They don't make like this anymore. sounds great. best and most useful feature is the two power outlet. if i want to turn of my sub, Tv and amp at once i just press one button at amp remote and everything is turned off. love that feature.
Summary: This home theater receiver has every kind of hookup imaginable. It's been a work horse for me since 2008; I don't ever turn it off. If I'm not watching TV or movies, then it's always playing satellite radio throughout the house; day and through the night. I would highly recommend.
Summary: I bought this Yamaha RX-V861 receiver for my home theater set-up in my new vacation home. I have the same receiver in my primary residence and have had it for about 5 years and still love it. Plenty of power, HDMI and sound options galore. You can't beat it for this price!
Sound quality at it's best for a dedicated enthusiasts.
9 February 2013
Summary: Using as a multi room 9.1 system. When set up correctly this receiver couldn't sound better. I am using it with the extra two front speakers. These are called presence speakers for front surround effects that go deeper in to sound tracks.
Summary: After researching many receivers, I decided to give the Yamaha RX-V861BL a try. I have had great results with the Yamaha guitar I purchased some years ago. Yamaha receivers received great reviews, so I felt that I nothing to loose by trying one. I was not disappointed.
Summary: Had Yamaha receivers in home theaters in 2 homes. In this case, our needs were two independent zones (one inside and one outside), an iPOD connection with OSD, and a XM older-type (not Sirius) connection.
Summary: My husband bought this receiver; however, I have really been enjoying it. The sound is absolutely fantastic!!!! You can hear every little tinkle of sound. Was listening to some orchestra music and I've never heard sounds like this receiver put out.
Summary: Great product with auto setup! The remote is fairly easy to use and if you choose to manually set up the speaker output, distance, etc. it is easy to do so. The wiring set up is simple and most importantly, it does output great quality! Highly recommend this unit!