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. This baby knocked my socks off. It is fairly easy to install and simple to operate with plenty of ports to accept all of my electronic equipment. After hooking it up, I watched a Blu-Ray Movie.
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. My old Yamaha had a built-in XM tuner, but these are hard to find, so I was OK with the external minituner (need to purchse). This receiver had everything that we wanted and was being sold at an amazing price.
Summary: I am thrilled to have this unit, it's one of the best investments i have ever made. when i hooked this unit to my sorround system my living room came alive. the sound is UNREAL. If anyone is looking for a great receiver this is the ONE.
Its better than anything you heard in your entire life!!!
Sunny Jahangir, Amazon
14 June 2011
Summary: I have to say, I was a non-believer. I was debating between Harman-Kardon, Yamaha and Onkyo. I didnt think Yamaha was that great of a reciever than HK. But man, I was proved so wrong that I feel what I have been missing all along. Suddenly the Klipsh, Bose speakers are awake like crazy. I had a Technics before ( I know I was cheap...
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. I felt like I was sitting right in front of the orchestra listening. And movies are just as good. You can't go wrong with this receiver.