Summary: This receiver is awesome! Everything I expected and more. The sound and build quality is excellent. I bought an older Denon model for three reasons; my limited budget, Denon's quality and reputation, and because so many reviews for newer models complained of software problems for features I will never use. Sure, it's lacking some nifty features of the newest models, but most of them are just 'creeping featurism' making them much more complicated and unreliable.