Summary: This item right now is rare for its price point. Down the road their will be more 11.2 tunners but for now this is the best one for the price. I have liked Yamaha for a long time and tried Dennon but my ear is tuned for what Yamaha offers. Easy to set up and is just a very powerfull unit with allot of options. The only two problems with this unit is that it is very heavy and gets hot over time. Make sure you have a solid base to put it on and good air flow.
Summary: The RX-Z11 possesses a host of video-processing options. It can convert any analog video format to any other analog video format, even component to S-video or composite video. This is an unusual but useful feature when feeding adjoining rooms. The RX-Z11 can also convert analog video to HDMI and scale it up to 1080p. Or you can choose to leave analog video alone and let it pass through to the display device with no scaling at its native resolution.
Summary: This is the 1st.Amp.that I have ever heard that has absolutely no h-i-s-s-s-s- I have not gone through all the features, but the ones I have done, work very well. I have not found it wanting in any area.
Summary: Complete home audio, home theater system, if you are considering a receiver of this caliber, then you've already done the home work, so i wont bore you with the specs, this unit does lack the "improved video chip" of all the "johnny come lately's" but the overall video performance is terrific! What else can you say about yamaha audio?
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy Setup, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: This receiver is a dream machine for the home theater audiophile. The sound that comes out from this unit is just breath-taking. The video processor is outstanding, makes my Pioneer Plasma display to show all the details capable of handling. The remote is not that great, but that is not so important to me. The automatic speaker set-up works perfect. If you can afford this receiver, go for it. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power
Summary: This item is excellent. The sound quality is superior to other Yamaha systems Ihave had. The programming is a little difficult but once you know how to use the user interface on screen it is quick. Would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a high end receiver.