"Got this for my girlfriend and it is simply excellent!"5.0 starson by Merc300kls
Pros: It's a Yamaha... the best.
Cons: None, unless you are an Apple freak.
Summary: Best little receiver for the money, period. Question here is how can they ding it because it doesn't use Apple. That's just gay. Who cares? Newsflash- not everyone is in the Apple sheep herd and it has NOTHING to do with the audio performance which is the whole point.
If you want a great AV receiver for $500 you can simply not go wrong.