Summary: Waited over a year for this so as to have the cash to buy it. Got it home, plugged it in and like a champ off it went. Couple of things still surprised me after watching this and reading every review done on it.
Summary: Cannot output 1080p from PS3 to monitor when using HDMI. You Have to set PS3 to 1080i, then will it work OR have PS3 HDMI go to monitor, then have the optical audio output from monitor go to JVC, if your monitor has that option.
Pros: With HDMI switching and analog to digital conversion I literally have only one cable running to the TV, and the sound output is pretty incredible as well. The receiver can decode anything I throw at it and has more features than I know what to do with.
Cons: Runs rather hot and should be kept in a well-ventilated area. An additional HDMI input or two would have been nice as well, but I'll take what I can get.
Summary: I read most of the reviews posted here before my purchase and I learned a lot, so will focus on points not made before. I was also disappointed that there weren't more inputs, but solved the problem using an external input selector (4 channels) for seldom used inputs from obsolete media (audio...
Summary: The price, features, performance here is top notch. Everyone is having issues with HDMI connections right now so don't let that stop you, it is a problem for everyone and there is a learning curve. The sound from the receiver is very good and the class D amp does run hot, they all do.
Summary: The USB plug is excelent. I hook up my lap top and have 2 weeks of non stop music. The sound is very good, just wish they would change there speaker terminals from the too close together screw type to any thing else!
Summary: Our old JVC receiver was more audio than video [and certainly was not HDMI!], and we loved it. We picked this one, not because it was a JVC [thought that's not a negative; we've had very good luck w/JVC], but because it seemed to be the most cost-effective HDMI on the market.