Lol yeah it's been down all morning for me too...
OK SO INITIAL REVIEW!!!
I got home around 8pm last night with my new baby riding shotgun with me and eagerly tore into the box.
One thing I have to say is I definitely forgot just how much Yamaha lets you tweak just about everything. Time limiting me I got the unit installed and everything hooked up. The initial sound test was fairly accurate and there UI for setup and use of the AVR blows away the older HK 745's.
Comparing the actual sound quality differs as the HK 745 was mainly based on their Logic 7 sound and Yammy swears by their Cinema DSP. (And not to mention the HK was a $3500 dollar unit a few years back) however with that said I hardly noticed much of a difference between listening to Pandora via my 3d blu ray player then I put in Iron Man and cranked the unit With the unit set to spectacular I was quite impressed (huge explosions).
So overall I'm quite impressed by this new unit so far I'm printing out the entire manual now so I can read up about all the 1,000 settings that you get to mess with and change.
Once I really get into this unit I'll post further updates and pictures but to sum it up so far:
Awesome UI / Tons of options to play with / Cinema DSP so far has been fun to mess with.
Rivals the sound of the HK AVR 745 (however they are different sounds all together imo)
I'm going to start on the networking part of the unit tonight and also start to dial in the setup, currently I just have a basic 7.2 setup and I want to mess with the Cinema 3d options which require presence.
More to come so far - no issues to report.