Summary: I have had the RX-V867 in use for almost two years. I originally used it for my 5.1 surround sound/TV setup. It sounded great with a pair of little DefTech ProMonitor 800s as Fronts, and JBL wall/ceiling speakers. Hooked it up to my home LAN (wired) and it plays Pandora/Vtuner radio just fine.
Summary: I bought this after heavy research 2.5 yrs ago. First of all, the sound quality is absolutely amazing. With my speakers I can get the best quality at whisper quiet or eardrum shattering loud. Movies in surround sound=amazing.
Summary: I was looking for a new surround amp that included HDMI switching, passthrough, and upconverion, and this was the one. Although I currently don't use the networking aspects, it's nice to know I can if I decide to.
Very close to perfection for price range of this receiver!
29 December 2011
Summary: Summary: Quibbles aside, as a home media centerpiece/coordinator, this box rocks... First off, this is a complex product - lots of options to tweak. But I was looking for those options, including multiple inputs, dual HDMI outputs, bi-amplification options, sound/decoding options, network options...
Summary: I have now owned this receiver for 6 months and I absolutely love it. Pros: - Great Sound, signal processing and many DSP programs - Many Inputs and many outputs (I only use HDMI and love the fact that this has 2 HDMI outs) - YPAO works great and really helped me in setting up the system - Internet...
Summary: I've had an earlier version of this receiver for about 5 years. As everything is changing over to HDMI, I decided to upgrade the receiver. I prefer to connect everything to the receiver, then have one cable to the TV.
Summary: 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs for all channels 2x HDMI Output Network Port 8-Channel Multi-Channel Input 7.2-Channel Preout Pure Direct Android app DSD: The HDMI inputs will accept a high quality DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal, up to six channels, from an SACD player.
Summary: I purchased this receiver after a lot of debate and comparison with Denon 2112/2312/2311 and Pioneer VSX-1021. I purchased the Yamaha because it has multi channel preouts which the others don't have. It's more flexible to grow with down the road.
Summary: My Onkyo receiver was plagued with problems on the HDMI board, forcing me to turn the unit off and on several times, switch device inputs, and scream loudly at it before it would detect and process the input. I wanted a network connected receiver, that did everything my Onkyo did when it worked.