Summary: I was shocked to learn that this receiver doesn't support audio through HDMI. You will have to run a separate cable to transfer audio. Why run multiple cables when you should be able to get the job done with one? I would recommend buying something else.
Summary: i just bought this recever let me say dam. it makes everthing i listen to sound great.as well as movies. im using new sony speakers with this model.and a subwoofer (sony. ilike that it has several optical inputs and coax inputs.
Summary: I have never suffered as much from a piece of equipment as from this, whether it be a car, a cell phone, a boat, a computer ... you get the picture. If I could give this thing a zero rating I would. By way of background, I'm not a complete dummy. I graduated from an Ivy League university.
Summary: This is a nice unit however there is not enough published information to completely describe it's functions and capabilities. It is published that it is iPod ready and one would assume that it would utilize the H-K bridge unit for the iPod.
Summary: Coupled this with HKT18 and it really sounds very good. The next version 254 is $[...]. I got this for $[...] from Amazon. Really worth it for the price. Dont worry about the HDMI switching. Not that useful at all. I have my PS3 pointing to my LCD for video and HK for sound. Very satisfied.
Summary: this is an awesome product. when they say high power 30 watts per channel, they aren't kidding around, it is easily more than twice as loud as my old rca 100 watt per channel system, and hooked up with some polk audio speakers, there is no comparison in sound quality.