Using a Banana Plug Will Damage your Speaker AND Receiver
28 January 2014
Summary: After connecting a banana plug to every channel without issue, I plug the final banana plug into the front-right channel port and hear a loud pop sound. The front-right channel port is placed very closely below the RCA port. When I plugged the banana plug all the way in, it made contact with the RCA port, causing the receiver to force-shutdown. Upon restarting the receiver, I noticed the front-right speaker was very quiet and muffed.
Summary: Could not give 0 star so it gets 1 (a unit fully worthy of negative marking). Update (3rd unit, 02/11/2014) So the media player (music from PC) part of third unit survived less than a month (same as the second unit). The output of media player is down to almost 0. I did not even use this unit much since I was always worried about it choking. I hope the shop (from where I bought it) returns my money and then I can buy something which works.
Summary: Bought this 2 months ago. During the period, video output to TV did not work twice: no video output to TV at all other than noises. To resolve this, the first time was to reset the received to factory default and second time was to unplug/replug the power cord back. Seems that the receiver works a while that memory or something got fill up and quit sending output video signal to TV.