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I am not impressed with that Yamaha model. If your budget could swing it, I would suggest a better model like the RX-V667.
If not, there may be better deals out there. New egg often has really good deals.
Not trying to encourage you to spend a lot of money, but 5.1 receivers are often ultra budget models. In those models, they make the biggest compromises in the power supply, among other things.
Using a 7.1 receiver for 5.1 is totally fine, and you are not really wasting much money on the unused amps ( they are really just a handful of cheap parts.) These models are usually more capable.
"But this one goes up to 11"