it's great. Everything sounds great and the calibration is snap
4 May 2015
Summary: When this thing works, it's great. Everything sounds great and the calibration is snap. However, there's a couple of major problems are important to point out if you buy this. I've had two of these units and each one had a different set of issues.
Summary: h/k quality ain't what it used to be. My first one of these died after just under a year - began making a thumping/snapping noise whenever you'd turn it on, then after a few months progressed to making repeated, fast pounding noises, like someone pounding on a door.
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: I will never ever get another receiver without HDMI passthough had to buy2 splitter/matrix devices just so I could get the signal to the receiver & TV Without the receiver on all the time!
Pros: nice clean sound - good looking internal cooling fan - solid construction
Cons: interface/set-up GUI is confusing - remote is frekin' HUGE! no HDMI passthrough - had to buy a 3D splitter to get the signal to my Samsung 3D LED & from the Direct TV box everything on the front panel is tiny & hard to read except the volume knob which is HUGE
Summary: I purchased this item. It was working fine. After Amazon's return policy, the product failed to put out sound in HDMI. Amazon stated that because it was past their refund/exchange date, I would have to mail the product to their fulfillment center and "they" would determine what the refund amount...
Summary: Nice looking receiver...though was little disappointed in not getting 5.1 and DTS from DVD when they contained it...Tried reaching HK Tech but surprised they are closed on weekends...though website states they are open on weekends.. Got to wait!
Summary: I bought this receiver as an upgrade to my 10-year old Marantz based on its styling, feature set, H/K reputation, and price. Now that it is properly set up, I am happy with my purchase. However, I almost sent it back a couple of times when I tried to set it up.
I reluctantly returned it to a seller allied with Amazon
Gerald Siegel, Amazon
15 January 2011
Summary: I gave it a good try. After studying the manual and quick start guide for days, I still was unable to get any of the HDMI inputs to work on my own. I went through a troubleshooting routine on phone with H-K rep and it was determined that my logical first choice of the four input HDMI jacks was...