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.
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: Our old system failed after 10 years . as a habit for all our purchases my son was looking for the best reviewed , and we picked this one. But i must say one thing: if i had to install it by myself, i would never bothered to buy something so complicated to connect to all our electronic devices. It took my son 5 hours to connect to the TV, the computer and program it. Eventually it works fine, good quality , and was worth the money for sure.
Summary: The wattage seems low but it actually better than the other companies. H/K rates their stuff differently, and even with the lower wattage it will out perform units with twice the rating. I only purchased this because a friend of mine said it was an amazing deal, and I can't agree more.
Pros: This thing looks so much better than the competition. No dumb stickers that needed to be removed and the buttons on the unit are designed not to be noticed. It uses white lighting which looks so much classier than green, blue or red I've seen on other receivers. The bottom half isn't plastic its metal Pictures don't do it justice. So many features, I'm still reading up on this thing finding out new stuff every few moments. The 2 zone feature is great. I using it to ru...
Cons: The price is a bit high (even on sale). Doesn't have any network features like Pandora or Network music, that you might get from another vendor. The remote and IR stink. You really need to point the remote directly at the device. Get a Logitech Harmony for better control, it's slimmer, lighter and has better options for all your equipment.