As some of you may have read in some other threads, I ordered one of the new Yamaha HTR-5760 receivers. After chasing down the UPS delivery driver, I presented the tag he left on my door and took my receiver home. And, who said I wasn't a persistant kind of guy? Anyway, allow me to explain a few observations regarding this new receiver. But, first, let me present this receiver with a very enthusiastic "two thumbs up" approval. Construction: Basic, black plastic face. Very solid feel in general. A look inside the air vents on the top revealed a larger power transformer (when compared to the HTR-5650 receiver. Also, the heat sinks are a bit larger in the 5760 and also made of cast aluminum, whereas, the heatsinks in the 5650 were just made out of a thin sheet of stamped aluminum. Looks/Appearance: Striking. After all the other manufacturers jumping on the silver bandwagon, I'm glad this model was still available in basic black. Yamaha also made some front panel layout changes which have altered the appearance a bit. Sound: Very nice. Has a good "punch" to it while also sounding detailed. I found that with the H/K AVR-7200, it wasn't so good for the music I wanted to listen to (light jazz - Russ Freeman, etc.) However, the Yamaha shines in this area for me. Also, with my setup, the Yamaha (HTR-5650) has a much cleaner dialogue when it comes to movies. I've found that with the Yamaha receivers, I can do more with less volume - with the dialogue being cleaner, I don't have to skip back a few seconds in a movie. This adds greatly to the overall effect and satisfaction that I get when watching a movie. I don't have the option to "A/B" the 5650 and the 5760, but to me, it does appear the sound is a bit better on the 5760. However, this could greatly be attributed to the ability to adjust the subwoofer crossover on the 5760. "Wow" Features: - YPAO (allows you to automatically setup your system via a microphone and a few minutes of time.) However, the YPAO feature adjusted my (2) Shiva subs with a crossover point of 120 Hz. Even though YPAO is an option, it still can't do it all for us. I then toggled over to the crossover and set it to 80 Hz. * Phase adjustment: This might be a great feature for those of us who build our own subs and use pro audio amps. There is the option to change the phase for the subwoofer between "normal" and "reverse." * Subwoofer crossover: 9 settings between 40Hz and 200Hz. * Refined volume control: Greater accuracy. The previous Yamaha receivers that I was familiar with would jump in 1dB increments. However, the 5760 jumps in .5dB increments for greater control over your level of sound. * On-Screen display: Finally, this feature becomes available in the "mid" line of HTR receivers from Yamaha. There are three settings: 1) Detailed: for getting into the setup area of the receiver, 2) Brief: Displays limited receiver information in the lower right-hand corner of your screen (volume level changes, etc.) and 3) Off. * DSP control: Due to the on-screen display option, we now can adjust many of the DSPs that Yamaha provides us with. Such settings we can change are the dB level, liveness and a few other settings. Each DSP has some variation in the amount of change that you can apply. However, the ability to "customize" the DSPs just might mean that you may now find some useful to your situation. * Remote control: While the size and button layout did not change on this new remote vs. the remote that comes with the HTR-5650, the button colors and backgrounds have. It's now easier to find the right button when you look at the remote because it just seems more logical with the colors that have been assigned to it. * Volume level: One more comment on the volume level. Previously, the HTR-5650 would go from -100 down to 0. Now, the HTR-5760 goes from -80dB to + ?? (I'm not sure of the final resting spot because at that point, things were loud and it was after 10:00 P.M.) * Zone 2 output: Yamaha indicates on their Web site that this receiver does not have zone 2 capability. However, this is not fully true. You can configure your "B" front speakers to be directed to a 2nd zone. Also, you have to configure the option under the speaker settings in the OSD menu. Selecting the "B" speakers and turning off the "A" switch will disable all sounds and the subwoofer in your primary listening area and direct sound to the 2nd zone. OK, enough babble. Now for some pictures: Front: As you can see, the HTR-5760 (right receiver) is a bit bigger than the HTR-5650. Approx. 1/2" higher, 1" deeper than the earlier model. Rear: As you can see (HTR-5760 is on the right), more connections are given to us on the 5760. Also, note the "presence" speaker outputs. You can connect two more front speakers to add additional presence to your sounds when watching movies. Remote controls: The remote for the HTR-5760 is on the right. Notice the colors on the buttons and the better borders on the new remote (HTR-5760 remote is on the right) - which allows you to find the right button without excessive searching on the remote itself. OK, I think I've said enough. I'll be glad to answer any questions that any of you might have regarding this receiver. Enjoy!