S&V mag just did a review on the Yamaha RX-V730. The receiver performed worse than many $400 receivers from less highend brands. VERY, very disappointing. P.53, Dolby Digital performance. 100watts/1 channel driven, 38watts/5 channels driven, 27.5 watts/6 channels driven. Noise level, -67.7 db. Stereo performance 88watts/2 channels driven Noise modulation 2 db The receiver is rated at 75watts/2 channels driven and carries a list MSRP price of $599. Follow this link to other test results from S&V.