Summary: Wish it had HDMI inputs, would have made for the perfect receiver. My HDTV has 3 HDMI 1.3 inputs however, so this was not a concern for me.
Pros: One of the most diverse and powerful receivers to be found at the sub-$500 price range. Each channel has a dedicated 50 watts of power, so no worries about interpreting a manufacturer's 'Peak Wattage' rating. Easily turns stereo inputs into 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. My 5-disc DVD changer only ha...
Cons: Had a gouge on the front panel when I received it; it was covered by shipping foam in the box, so it must have happened at the factory. Not enough to make me want to send it back, however. Does not diminish the appearance of the receiver from more than 5 feet away.
Summary: After reading how complicated and confusing this could all be, the AVR 240 was really easy to set up. Then the real surprise, this unit sounds great! I was replacing an old amplifier when I decided to look into a unit that not only acts as a stereo but as a surround sound unit as well.
Summary: The receiver is excellent over all and delivers wonderful sound, but the controls are a little silly. In order to change the volume, the user must first press the AVR button on the remote and then the volume control, instead of just having the volume control default to the AVR which is the only...
Summary: i wanna hook up my x-fi xtreme music sound card to this and see what it can do. his sub sure beats the heck out of my logitech z-5500's. my z-5500 has the same power rating almost. 505 RMS wats and 1010 peak. im trying to find some good studio moniters or sonys to hook up to my z-5500
Pros: First off. i live near the main Harmon music group HQ in utah and i have a fwew friends who work there. Have this hooked up to 5 JBL studio moniters and a 4000Wat Sub that is 3 feet high by 4 feet wide. the sub has its own amp that hooks to this. also have a semisonic synth and harmonic synth to ...
Cons: its my nieboors and not mine. i told him i would write the review for him.
Unit Broken..Power Shuts Itself Off After Only a few Minutes
4 June 2007
Summary: The sound is excellent. It even looks great. I almost returned it when the optical outputs had only one working. I didn't (in all fairness) read the book. After all, I've hooked up many receivers over the years. Only one was working by default.
Summary: Unless you are a perfectionist,i.e. want everything to suit your wants, this is a great amp. I had a good Kenwood system for 2 years and was happy with it except that I wanted more. The Kenwood was rated at 100 watts per channel. Whoo Hoo!
Awesome product . what else do you want for this price ?
G. Tatavarty, Amazon
23 May 2007
Summary: Its just tooo good . I am satisfied with AMP. crystal clear music. Faar better than the ones i find in stores. This is best HOMETHEATER you can get for this price. I have researched the web a lot and finally bought this one. Its a killer deal. Only complains i have is the remote ..
Summary: I paid 600 bucks for mine almost two years ago, and it's still ROCKING my house.:) Getting a little tired of reviews on Newegg from people who don't own the product and are just puking up "information" from other sources, but that's something for another day and another purchase.:)
Pros: Clean, high-current power. One has to understand that this is Harmon/Kardon, not Sony or Pioneer--therefore, discrete amplification. A 50W H/K will blast a 100W integrated amp out of the park.
Cons: No HDMI...but, then, most TVs with HDMI have S/PDIF out, and most cable/sat boxes have it as well.
Summary: I bought this to replace a mid-range Sony receiver. After having had two Sony units that have failed in the past 10 years, I decided it was time to move on. I'm glad I did. The HK sounds better, looks better and has better options than the Sony.
HK AVR 240 - The best receiver I've ever purchased
21 May 2007
Summary: I replaced my HK AVR 310 with the AVR 240. I researched and found a NIB for 50% off of MSRP. I don't think I have enough room to go on about what an incredible piece of technology this unit is! The AVR 310 was and is still great for being 8 years old, but the 240 has blown it out of the water.