Summary: I originally bought the 401 but exchanged it for the 205 as the 401 was much too complicated for my purposes. I also found that the HDMIs on the 401 are for convience (fewer cables) and does not make any noticable improvements over component connects.
Summary: I've had my RX-D201S continuously powered on for the last six months, and it still works. The unit does get very warm. The USB connection has worked great from day one, and that is why I bought this unit.
Summary: I am very pleased with the performance at the pricepoint. The sound improvement for both movies and satellite on my TV is outstanding. I have not used either the game mode or the PC mode. The auto-select for digital processing is impressive as is the selection of environments.
Summary: I am using the unit for audio applications, not home theater (which I may try later). The receiver drives my Klipsch speakers providing a sound that is very distinct and yet without sharp edges. All members of my critical-eared family love the sound.
Summary: First off, I bought this mainly for music listening, but I will be using it for movies also. I always had personal a problem with digital receivers...they had clarity but lacked warmth and a powerful sound. Let me tell you, this has everything I like in a sound...
Summary: I have owned this receiver for over a year and have been trying to isolate why it would turn off during movies during high volume scenes (the same scenes every time they are played). Basically the receiver is overloaded! JVC support is no help, they suggested that the speakers might be bad.
Summary: Why would you use a surround receiver without a digital input??? I have my DVD using digital coax and cable box using digital optical connection and both outputting 5.1 just fine. The other review before me is crazy.
Pros: Nice look. The menu and configuration isn't exactly intuitive but it's not horrible either. Half the height of typical receivers.
Cons: Sometimes difficult to tell which surround mode is activated by display. It needs an indicator for muli-channel decoding like other models have.