Summary: This is the first receiver I've owned, and I like it. I got it because of good reviews of the SR4002, the new face design, price ($450 in Dec 2008), and some forum comment somewhere about how it sounds great with Klipsch speakers, which I like.
Summary: Looking for a secondary HDMI receiver that has both good value and sound can be hard. I tested comparable Denon, Harman Kardon, Onkyo and Yamaha receivers and settled with the Marantz. I found the Marantz to be warmer sounding and superior in music modes.