Summary: I had bought the Harmon Kardon AVR 2600 to replace an older Onkyo. I could never get the Harmon Kardon to sound as full as the Onkyo did. I did not have any electrical/integrating problems with it, it just didn't sound that good. I unloaded the Harmon Kardon AVR 2600 and replaced it with a Onkyo TXNR616. The Onkyo sounds so much nicer and fuller. Even the spouse noticed the difference.
Summary: Ok, I went from a sony w/10% harmonic distortion @ 110watts per channel to this: 65w per channel @ .07% . Incredible difference! This made my klipsch speakers sound harsh with music. movies it was great. I sold the klipsch and bought infinitry and OMG! This reciever and infinity speakers is unbelievable! best stereo ever! I can't imagine how well its big brothers perform.
hdmi board defect, save your money don,t buy a unit that is defect f
2 February 2013
Summary: do not buy the people who gave it 5 star work for the company or it hasn,t broke down yet. this unit is a defect with the hdmi board, trust me i bought 5 of them and all went bad , it just a matter of time before the board goes out then they want 150 for each board save your money
Summary: After 3 months of non stop use I must say I am very happy. The only thing I don't like is how it sounds with the EQ on. It might just be my speakers but it sounds much better off. I just tweak all the settings myself instead of letting the unit figure it out. Had for a month now. Truly awesome sound and interface through hdmi. Remarkable video processing/upgrading as well. But the sound is just so warm and full. Movies are best realized in 7.1 with a great sub.
Summary: I have had this for several months now, and have only noticed a problem three or four times. I use it daily, for 80 percent home theater and 20 percent music. I paired it with a Polk RtiA4 center, Polk PSW505 subwoofer, Cerwin Vega fronts, and Klipsch rears. I have a new Samsung LED TV and comcast cable. I play cd's trough my panasonic DVD player.
Summary: I had to return this product because I had problems with the 3D Bluray player. No picture on the Bluray. Harmon Kardon tech support is very nice but is NOT in the US. After a replacement unit I was able to get the 3D Bluray to work. Sounds great and looks good but not totally happy the unit.
Summary: IF YOU ARE RUNNING HDMI AND HAVE A BLUE RAY PLAYER 3D COMPATIBLE DO NOT BUY THIS RECEIVER, HAS AUDIO AND VIDEO PROBLEMS WHEN RUNNING THE BLUE RAY PLAYER. THIS PARTICULAR MODELHAS A SOFTWARE UPGRADE AVAILABLE. IM IN THE PROCESS OF DOING THIS NOW. JUST A LOT OF AGGRAVATION FOR THE MONEY. THEY NEED TO MAKE THE BUYER AWARE OF THESE ISSUES.