Summary: I'm not going to go into huge detail on this first cut of my review--partially because it is an older model, and largely because I'm about ready to chuck the machine out the window into the snow.
Summary: I bought my first AVR-235 from Harman themselves and it worked correctly for a day or two. The replacement worked for about a week. The 3rd different reciever worked for about 10 days. The first two would turn off and required to be reset...which meant reconfiguring all the settings. UGHHHH!
Summary: My first Harmon Kardon was an AVR 25. I still have it after about 10 years and it still sounds great. But it's in the bedroom now, as my new AVR 235 takes center stage in the living room. It was time to upgrade to newer technologies, such as 7.1 and Dolby Digital.
Summary: If you have a philosophy about how life-inspiring musical sound should be and are looking for a device to convey it, do not look any further and get the Harman Kardon AVR 235 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Surround Receiver.
Summary: The low price is merely a perk. This receiver is worth 5 times what it cost. I have owner many receivers throughout the years, and this one is by far way ahead of the crowd. Unbelievable product. Kudos to H/K.