The Yamaha RX-A1010 is a 7.2 channel receiver sporting 110 watts per channel. It is 3D compatible with 8 in/ 2 out HDMI 1.4a connections including one on the front panel and supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and Standby Pass-thru. Unlike other receivers that still require full power for their Standby Pass-thru, the RX-A1010 requires only 2 watts. With nearly every feature on the market (or some proprietary version of it), the RX-A1010 is a tempting carrot dangled in front of fans enticing them to pull out their wallets. For the rest, it is a pretty compelling reason to put Yamaha on your short-list of receivers.
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Its nice to see Yamaha stepping up to plate witha 40lb bat ready to knock the HT ball out of the diamond for another home run. I've been impressed with these model's build quailty and power delivery. They have garnered nothing but great reviews from everyone in the industry and makes me proud to be a Yamaha fan boy again.