Summary: This is an excellent A/V receiver. It is a little more complicated than most, but has tons of sound and options. HK went out of there way to put DSP effects that will really wow you. Unfortunately, if you are only running 2 front speakers (as for audio only), you will here only slight DSP effect. This unit is made for a surround speaker system, and will rock it. The remote is programmable, but has no backlit buttons for easy night viewing.
Summary: First and foremost, this unit sounds very good! In the week that I have had it, I have had no problems. Changing between Dolby modes, DTS modes, and the many, many other modes is simple. The manual is quite thorough and has not yet left me with an unanswered question. The manual can be downloaded online, which I did to help make my purchase decision. The onscreen display is very nice, but don't expect beautiful graphics onscreen.
Summary: If you have any doubts about buying this receiver, don't worry. The looks are great and it powers my JBL speakers superbly. I was a little afraid about setting up the system (I'm using a Panasonic plasma TV, HDTV satellite TV receiver, DVD, VCR, and JBL 6.1 surround) but it was fairly easy. The instructions are pretty good, but you do have to read them in order to maximize use of all the features. The EZ setup for the speaker levels worked great.
Excerpt: Quest'amplificatore Home Cinema l'ho comprato circa 6 mesi fa insieme a un kit di casse dell'Audio Pro. Dal punto di vista della semplice potenza, non siate ingannati dalla potenza dichiarata: Harman Kardon è famosa per la sottostima dei dati di targa dei propri amplificatori i quali erogani invece molta potenza e soprattutto con un elevato amperaggio.
Pros: Flessibilità operativa, Potenza, Robustezza
Cons: Telecomando potente ma complicato, poca gestibilità video
Summary: j'étais auparavant utilisateur non averti d'ampli traditionnel de commerce. j'ai alors décidé de miser sur harman kardon et je dois avouer que je ne suis pas décu ... un salon de 30 metres carrés des enceintes de qualité, cet ampli a su remplir cette piece a merveille. ne vous attachez pas a la puissance affichée ... en effet celle ci est en dessous de ses capacités, la puissance est progressive, douce mais bien présente lorsqu'on la sollicite !
Pros: grande facilité d'utilisation - performances - fiabilité