Summary: This receiver is outstanding! As always seems to be the case with JVC, the instruction manual is difficult to understand in many ways. However, since I've been buying JVC products since 1992, I didn't have too much trouble. I really love the USB wireless transmitter which allows me to send music from my computer to the receiver.
Summary: I bought this unit refurbished from Amazon. If I hadn't been told it was refurbished when I got it it would have been very easy to believe it was new. I have the unit connected to Samsung TV, Oppo DVD player, Mirage 5.1 Nanosat speakers, and Panasonic DVD/VCR recorder. It works well with all of them. The surround sound is wonderful and the auto set up was easy to use and, to my ears, accurate.
Summary: This is an excellent receiver. Its slim profile and hitech appearance make it a great unit for any setting. You don't have to hid this one in a cabinet. The flexibility it provides for inputs and outputs is astounding. But, plan on spending some time with the manual setting up the unit as the on screen menu offers a lot of choices and settings. Once you get it all set up though you won't be disappointed.
Summary: I had this unit for nearly 2 years now. I like the video up conversion quality and up convert analog cable and vcr pictures really well. I know the heat issue and placed the unit where side ventiliation espcially left side is very good and never had any issue. Sound quality is quite good with my JBL sub and channel speakers. Wireles connection works well but I don't use that much anymore as I had a wired media server directly attached to this unit.
Summary: This unit is a good high end amp/pre-amp for your home theatre. You can spend more, but not get much better. It allows control of all 7 channels seperatly, has a lot of filters to modify the sound, and I especially like the dimmer. This feature allows the front lights to be dimmed or turned off so as to not create a visual distraction when viewing your Video display. I added an amped sub-woofer and have just what I wanted.
Summary: Having recently upgraded my home theatre system I needed a multi-channel audio video receiver that would supply multiple input control and functionality in a relatively compact space. I wanted a receiver that would provide HDMI switching and be capable of powering large, wide range speakers. The JVC turned out to be ideal on both counts due to it's low profile yet ample power reserve allowing easy placement in my rather limited widescreen tv support shelf.
Summary: I received this receiver a couple days ago and had many problems with setup. I wanted this device for a couple of reasons, mainly because it includeded HDMI switching but also because my 42" LCD hangs on the wall and my components are about 35 feet away and I didn't want to run cables for every component to the TV. I wanted 1 HDMI cable to run from this device to the TV and 1 set of speaker wire. All other components I wanted to plug into this receiver.
Summary: I was disappointed at first because you only get 4 video switches: DVD,VCR,DBS, and AUX. But it's actually better than this since you can dynamically select where (HDMI,Comp,S or C) these inputs come from (Note that only VCR and DVD have the HDMI option). For instance, for "DVD" you can easily change the video input to come from HDMI,Component,S, or Composite, and you can *separately* select where the audio comes from: HDMI,Digital, or Analog.