Good sound quality but has problemsn - Read and Heed
David Bradford "David", Amazon
24 March 2009
Summary: Here is some more info: Been through 3 AVR 247's. All made clicking sound from all 5.1 speakers/channels when DVD or HD/DVR paused or audio input turned off. Returned two to dealers but eventually went through HK's warranty. Ended up with a 347 at no extra charge due to stock issues.
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace my old Sony 625 receiver. The main reason for replacement was I purchased an HDTV and have 2 HDMI appliances that I wanted to attach to my TV and run 5.1 audio through.
Summary: I moved to the 247 from a 6-year old Denon entry-level AVR. The sound improvement is noticable, and strong considering its low watts/channel. Music is clear and crisp matched with the HKTS-18 5.1 Channel Speaker System.
Summary: I chose a HK because sound is critical to me more so than the video stuff but it has a very cumbersom interface that you see onscreen after working out the dredful instructions - I suppose the sound is good but it is hard to tell becuase configuring the speakers is difficult too.
Summary: I bought this from best buy to upgrade from my Onkyo 501. The upconversion to 720p from my Sony 480p dvd player is great with the video processing. Sound is clear. Power is good. Could not get my multiroom speakers to work properly after checking all connections, the manual.