Summary: I really like the design and layout of this receiver. The NR1501 doesn't have a lot of frills, but it's got 90% of the features anyone will likely need in a typical one-room setting. If you have the requirement of a second Zone or analogue preamp inputs or outputs, you'll want to go elsewhere.
Pros: Slim, 4 x HDMI 1.3 inputs, 3 x component video inputs, Analogue to HDMI upconversion, Full HD audio support via HDMI, 5-way binding posts on primary speaker connections
Cons: No input level control, No analogue 5.1/7.1 outputs, No Zone 2 functionality