Summary: This is (was?) a great value at the time. Especially in terms of performance and features for the money. DTS, Dolby Digital, two HDMI ports, and so on. Unfortunately, these suffer from a common problem with so many AV receivers and electronics these days. Built with cheap parts, especially the capacitors, our receiver is failing at barely into its fourth year. Hardly acceptable in my book. A quick web search will show a large number of folks with complaints.
Summary: After dealing with the occasional loud popping, screeching, and other odd behavior for a couple of years, we've finally chucked this thing. Moved on to a Marantz. I'm no expert, but I had a lot of them over to my house to examine the problem and no one had any solutions... Sure they suggested lots of things. I bought a fancy power conditioner, I replaced the speakers, and I built a rack so there would be an insane amount of air-flow for the component. Nothing helped.