This was a great receiver for the many years I owned it
10 March 2015
Summary: This was a great receiver for the many years I owned it. Harman Kardon finally did release a firmware update to address the known issue of the LFE channel. Outside of that, it runs hot. Hotter than I was comfortable with. However it produced no issue for years of use.
Summary: Great receiver for the price. Not only does it sound great, but I've gotten lots of compliments and stunned looks when I tell people how much I paid for it. This receiver is really a great value.
Summary: I purchased a refurbished unit on E-Bay and it works and looks great. I am using HDMI connections only so the set-up was extremely easy. One of my main reasons for purchasing this unit (besides the fact that my old receiver was 8 years old and no longer worked properly) was for the HDMI inputs.
Summary: item was shipped on a timely bases, this model AVR247 is probably more then what I need. It has all the power I need and then some. It takes some time to get it set up, and I still don't have it all put together with all my equipment. However, If you need a 7 channel receiver this is a good model.
Summary: So far the receiver seems to deliver great sound processing and the auto tune speaker function is fantastic for calibrating your surround sound speakers. I think this was a great buy but I do wish there were three or more HDMI inputs instead of just two.
Great sound, but HK needs to hire good coders and needs some new management
K. Mizser, Amazon
2 March 2009
Summary: I've had this receiver for over a year now, this being my 3rd HK receiver (AVR-125, AVR-235). As usual the sound quality is top notch, I don't even need to explain it further. The problem areas are related to the software.