Summary: Very quirky machine which died within three years. Took it to repair place who told me they had 3 others just like it that had died of same cause (video board failure). I will not buy another Marantz product ever.
Summary: I purchased this product based off of extended research and the brand name Marantz. After just two years of use this product just stopped working. I used this system simply to power my home theater system. It was never over used nor used beyond its limitations. I had a sony that lasted for nearly 10 years. I thought I was upgrading in a major way, sadly this was not the case.
Summary: I've had this receiver for a few weeks now and it works quite well, except for one annoying problem. I have a Directv DVR hooked to it (among other things), and I routinely fast forward and rewind through programs, mostly to avoid commercials or to replay a segment of a news program. Every once in awhile the reciever will drop the sound (I have all of my equipment, including the DVR running over HDMI) after I've fast forwarded or rewound a digital file.
Summary: I ordered this receiver about a month ago, and it was mostly functional, but last night, it would not detect any of the sources plugged into it. Today, video is somewhat working again, but is frequently dropping, and audio will work only for a few seconds at a time. I may have gotten a lemon, but I am not happy at all. Hopefully the return process will go smoothly.
Summary: I purchased a Marantz receiver 2 1/2 years ago Right after having it for a touch over 2 years it dies.I have owned Denon Nikko Tandberg Old Marantz Sansui Kenwood Yamaya Revox and Nakamechi Never once did i have on die on me Esp after a short period of time I called Marantz and told them Marantz said It was not under warranty but they recomended I bring it to a FACTORY AUTHORIZED repair facility in Willmington De I brought it there and paid a fee to have it looked@ It...
Worthless manual, worthless support. returned one, new one still doesn't work
Michael J. Harper, Amazon
20 February 2011
Summary: i've been a very satisfied customer of marantz in the past, but ive been through two of these units now and they both only gave sound out of one speaker. i've rotated my speakers and each works if plugged into that particular jack, so its not my speakers. the manual is no help and customer support has not been either. infuriating. i will never buy anything from marantz again.
Summary: I've had two other AV receivers over the last few years, Harmon Kardin and Onkyo, and this Marantz surpasses them both in all aspects. I am only using this receiver with a Panasonic plasma TV and LG blu-ray player, and, of course, CATV with an HD set top box. All seem to work really well, and I like the sounds when I play a CD or off of Pandora from the LG player.
Summary: This thing blows away my old Pioneer VSX-something at 100W per channel. It comes ready for a 7.1 setup. If you have a 5.1 which I do, it won't do an autocalibration without the mid side speakers (I hooked my rear to the actual rear channels). I tell you, don't let the wattage fool you. This thing is full and warm as can be! It really brought my bose speakers to life without a dedicated subwoofer. I looked for a slimline receiver/amp because of limitation of space.