Pros: Great features, sound, speak setup
Cons: Handshaking... VERY MINOR
This is a great sounding receiver. Spent weeks researching, driving back and forth to BB a dozen times and listening to dozens of receivers. Unless you have super sonic hearing and can hear things no one else can, no one receiver sounds exponentially better than the other. It really comes down to user interface and features.<br />I went with this guy because the features suited my needs: plenty of HDMI inputs, 7.1 compatibility, 1080p up-scaling, acoustic room speaker setup device (really easy to setup).<br />I'm know that there are other receivers with the same specs, but the Yamaha name did push me to go with them, had them before and will probably continue to be a Yamaha owner.