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Solid receiver, bad remote
on April 19, 2017
I've had this receiver for 5 years now and overall I'm satisfied, though there were some definite hangups. The remote was total garbage. My first just stopped working within a year of use. I ordered a replacement through Yamaha, and this one bit the dust within a year too. Eventually, I bought a programmable universal remote instead of taking my chances with another remote.
The receiver has also started dropping my audio over the past year. Often times, the audio will clip out then back in when I'm starting up new media (e.g. every time I pick a show off Netflix, the first 5 seconds or so has no audio, then it powers on).
I primarily used this for 2.1 sound, but I am now looking at 5.1 and I'm not thrilled by the spring posts for the center and rear channels.
All these gripes aside, the receiver has treated me well overall for 5 years. I would give 1 star for the remote and 4 stars for the physical receiver itself if possible. A decent entry-level receiver.