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.
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: I used to be a big Harman Kardon fan since the mid 80's when i worked part time for an electronics chain called the Stereo Warehouse. I always felt that they produced a rock solid and fantastic sounding product regardless if it were for home or mobile audio. Heck. I still own a CA260 car amp that blows away the crap they make today. However. HK dropped the ball where the AVR 2600 and the 3600 receivers are concerned.
I will never purchase a Refurbished unit again. Don't do it!
3 January 2012
Summary: After reading reviews about this receiver I decided to give it a try. Am disappointed with it so far. It is not as easy to set up as has been suggested. First off, if you can't get it to display on your television, it is very hard to follow the next steps. Finally got it to perform in a somewhat reasonable manner, but with difficulty in syncing with the cable and tv controls.
Summary: Let me start by saying I am a huge HK fan, so it breaks my hear to have to review this unit so poorly. I had several problems with this thing I was not able to resolve: * The audio drops out the first half second any time the video or audio signal starts, stops, or changes in any way. This is unacceptable when listening to music. You miss the beginning of each song. * When connected to a PS3 my video signal would flicker with snow (I 'm serious!) perhaps once a second.