"3D-Ready/TrueHD/DTS Master Audio/5.1 & all on a BUDGET!"5.0 starson by rcasanova--2008
Pros: Fantastic Audio Sound, 5.1 Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS Master Audio, Simple design, easy to navigate remote, 4 In/1 Out HDMI 1.4* (after firmware upgrade), HDMI pass-thru even with my devices turned off. Audio Channel Return, BUDGET! I got it for $299!
Cons: NONE, I can't find a single flaw with this Yahama RX-V467BL.
Summary: I just recently acquired this new RX-V467BL and let me tell you, I love it! Compared to my old Onkyo TX-SR600, audio on this is fantastic! I'm using the classic Energy Take system (mid 90's model) and I can tell a huge difference in sound quality. I'm playing Blu-Ray movies using the HDMI pass-thru and the picture and audio is flawless. I can definitely tell the difference with the PS3 using PCM lossless audio. It's much smaller than my previous Onkyo which is a plus. I only need 5.1 surround sound so it's perfect for my living room setup. I was testing out a few BD movies (Transporter 2, Crank) and the audio sounded soooo clean and crisp. Action scenes literally just POPPED out from all my speakers!!! The remote is nice and small and very intuitive and quite simply easy to use. I used the YPAO to calibrate my speakers...piece of cake! It was a toss up between this and the Denon AVR-591. I chose the Yamaha simply because I felt it offered more bang for the buck. Yeah..the Denon has iPod connectivity straight out of the box but who cares? I don't really need it! I can stream my entire iTunes library using my PS3 connected to my DLNA hard-drive hosting all of my music :-). If you get this, trust me you won't be disappointed. For the price, nothing can beat it. I used to own an old Yamaha RX series receiver like 12 years ago and the quality was great. This new RX-V467 has great build and feel solid and not cheap and flimsy in anyway. I'm really glad I went with this choice!