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. Note that Pandora only streams at 128Kbps to receivers even if you are a Pandora 1 member. Finds my Windows 7 DLNA PC and plays play lists, albums, etc.
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. Lots of extras, including ability to control with your smart phone, provided they are both on the same wifi network. I agree that the sleek design and no printed user manual make me feel like there are tons of features that I have not even utilized.
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. In addition, I utilize outboard amplifiers for the mains, center and surround speakers, so I needed pre-outs which this amp has. The only thing missing is a phono input, but I use an outboard preamp for that.
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 (including Internet streaming), clean powerful 7.2 sound, etc.
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 Radio works awesome (plenty of channels and easy to navigate UI) - Love the UI, everything is easy to get to (can be improved thou with more help/details options) - Pre-amp...
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. I have a ton of connections, including underground cable going to the back yard for a projector. Like with most setups of this kind, the Zone 2 output is analog. The challenge is that digital inputs can't easily be output as analog.
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. I have this set up a bit different as it's mostly used for audio only here at the studio for record label.
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. I don't know if you can even buy this one anymore so I won't go into much detail about it other than it works great, love the sound and it has all the features I need. I will say I was highly impressed with Vanns.
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. The Yamaha RX-V867 does everything I wanted, plus more. I also purchased the bluetooth docking device to work with my laptops and android devices, and I'm very pleased I did so.