Summary: I bought this receiver as part of a discount "bundle" (w/speakers) at a large retail chain store. The receiver has "fried" twice now. The first failure required extensive downtime while the power supply was sent back to the manufacturer. I'm not waiting on the third failue--I'll be buying another brand.
Summary: I bought this machine as part of a home theatre package at Cambridge Soundworks in Boston. When I hooked it up (with the digital optical connection) to my Toshiba DVD player, it wouldn't reproduce any sound for the first 2 min. When it finally began decoding surround sound signals, it would promptly stop and not play for another two min. whenever the disc was paused or fast-forwarded, etc (basically, whenever normal 'play' operation was interrupted).