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: I don't know what all the complaints are about how hard this system is to set up. There is a mistake in the set up guide. The guide tells you to put the sub into the input jack. Instead find the purple plug on the lower half of the receiver-it should say sub output. Next, make sure the speaker wire is hooked up properly. I have a feeling this is the major problem people run into while setting up the system.
Summary: This AVR replaced the H/K 147 and i will say it is a big upgrade. The sound and power is fantastic! I setup this unit w/o the Ezsetup mic, it took awhile but is was worth it. This is my 4th H/K and they never have let me down! Great Product!