How to set up your AV receiver and get the best sound
Yamaha RX-V Receiver Hook-up diagram PDF View/Download
I started working for the Stereo Barn in late I knew the red wires went in the red holes, black wires in the black holes, and that was about it! Well, everyone starts from somewhere and after assembling and disassembling numerous demo stereo systems I learned pretty quickly the ins and outs of a stereo system and how everything works together to make your music sound the best it possibly can. What I realized is a lot of people who come to our store looking for a stereo system may not have the slightest clue how to set one up. Understandably, they have not had many years of experience connecting stereo equipment on an almost daily basis to learn how to do it themselves. My goal is to walk you through how to hook up a simple stereo system so you can enjoy listening to your favorite music, whether you listen to CDs, MP3s, radio, records, or any combination. Each stereo system is unique and can get way more complicated pretty quickly, depending on your listening requirements.
The Bad Main remote isn't intuitive, although included simpler remote can be used; user interface could use some tweaks; graphical user interface crashed a few times; poor i deinterlacing; not Sirius-ready. Visit for details. This has been a landmark year for AV receivers. Traditionally, receivers have just been the muscle of a home theater, but now there's no denying that they're the brain, as well, as they contain more functionality than nearly any other piece of home-theater equipment.
But Sony still has an enviable market position, as well as design and engineering firepower aplenty to compete in any sphere they choose. Granted, the costs in DSP, hardware, and perhaps even licensing fees associated with adding those extra RCA outputs is probably prohibitive at this competitive price point, especially for a feature that might never get used. Later on, I also tried the onboard Wi-Fi, which discovered and joined my home network without a hitch.