Summary: Boy, where to begin? The receiver loses audio signal after half a second of no activity, and then takes a couple of seconds for the audio to come back on. So what this means is, if I'm watching TV and a commercial finishes playing, there will be a three second pause before the audio for my program starts back up. But it does it during gaming too, if there's a pause for a save or load screen.
Summary: I bought it defective but I returned it and when my money came back to me, I bought a new, same model number too. I really like this unit so I'm giving a second chance. when the new comes in, I'll update this review or the review for the same model when the replacement comes in.
Awesome receiver, amazing stereo to dolby surround upscaling...
1 April 2014
Summary: OMFG, this is the best receiver ever. It looks amazing, has all the ins and outs, and has modeling to take standard 2-channel input from any source and either run it as 7-channel stereo, or take the louder sounds to the center channel, and the rest through the surrounds, which makes choral, classical, etc. sound like you're sitting in the middle of the concert stage floor.
Summary: I bought this through Amazon Warehouse, and it came perfectly protected and wrapped just as a new one. The system configuration is fairly easy, it was a 5 minute setup. The sound quality is also amazing and the 5 HDMI input just made things easier.
Summary: The Good: Delivered in record time, as described, in excellent condition. This is a replacement for an older working Harman Kardon receiver that did not have HDMI capability. This unit can receive Internet radio and makes for a decent HDMI switch for a TV with only one HDMI input. In general sound quality is good and the FM radio tuner is quite sensitive. Internet radio sound quality depends on the source. The BAD: 1.
junk and the maker will not stand behind the product
Kenneth D. Ward, Amazon
28 October 2013
Summary: after spending 30 min to get to the information you need it really fast says what have to write down and the email goes quite as soon as you say no video or sound the live people hang up on you. I have been into audio equipment and this shocked me because in the past this has been a top company. I did not want a receiver I wanted and bought a Surround sound receiver in theory at least.