Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Somewhere south of here.
I bought a Yamaha HTR-5960 a few years ago and I've been vey pleased with it. The sound is very clear and it also has the automatic speaker setup. I got it for $380.
"Great A/V amp for most people"
by boatman99 on March 5, 2007
Pros: Great sound, great remote
Cons: Fair manual and support
Summary: I replaced my old Denon with this unit and am blown away buy the sound. The functionality is great and the remote is the most intuitive I?ve seen. The mic based set up seems to take a lot of the issues off the table. The manual, while better than the Denon I replaced, is still reminiscent of the documentation we got with PCs in the 70?s. Unless you are a stereo hobbyist, there are many gaps in the ?why? and ?what? that make this a challenge for most of us to get to know this unit. I don?t think that this issue is unique in any way to Yamaha. One issue has been the component connection to the monitor. The issue appears to be that the On Screen Display (OSD) is transmitted at low resolution which seems to conflict with the component connections of my HDTV. I?m trying to correspond with Yamaha, but they only have email support which makes it more difficult. I contrast that with my Samsung TV helpline which had me on the phone with a technician in about 3 minutes. I am sure this will be resolved and it is surely not a show stopper to anyone considering this unit. I think this is an outstanding choice for many people.
Last edited by line-em-up; 09-26-2009 at 02:58 PM.