Summary: Great receiver when working properly. These things get HOT!!! Over a period of years, the HDMI functionality can become iffy, or non functional. The rest of the receiver has amazing build quality, and a well balanced, powerful amplifier section capable of rated power with completely inaudible distortion. Love it!
Summary: Less than a year after purchase: (Monster Power conditioner/surge protect device is used) Picture from BluRay would go black with audio only....quick remedy, unplug HDMI cable from back, re-attach, finish movie. MULTIPLE cables were tested, results were the same. Then the unit would flake during power up. Unit would go to PROTECT....then power off. After multiple power on attempts, unit would stay on.
Awesome receiver! Great value for the money. Buy it and be Happy
12 March 2012
Summary: I use to have one of these years ago and swear by it but when i tried to get another now it gets damaged in shipping, BUMMER. This has great power and outstanding sound that is what only Harman Kardon can put out.
Excellent receiver overall but remote is very difficult to program.
5 September 2011
Summary: This is a great piece of equipment. I bought it to replace an old AVR-210 and it is an excellent upgrade. The amount of ports this receiver has is excellent - especially the HDMI ports. I never realized how much I needed a receiver with HDMI ports until I hooked this baby up. I do have to say that keeping the wires/cords straight on the inputs was a bit challenging and took some time, but once hooked up the setup was made very easy by the included microphone auto-tuner.