Summary: There are other ways to get connectivity than a receiver. You can buy a stand-alone hdmi switch, for example. So when I buy a receiver, I put the sound considerations first. You may have heard of the Marantz "warm" sound, which most resembles a tube amplifier. This receiver has it--and with discrete amplification for each channel, it can drive a wide range of speakers. I currently have it hooked up to a 5.1 setup with Polk tsi series speakers.
Summary: I have had many receivers over the years and this one ranks with some of the best in this price range. As many hook-ups as a person could use. Easy to use and set up. I don't really like the tiny display, but it is a Marantz thing. My biggest complaint is no HDMI pass through. So to watch TV in highest def it always has to be on. Plus you can't listen to a cd and watch TV at the same time. That is a dumb move for a receiver I think....
Summary: I have had this receiver for a couple of months now. I may end up taking it back or sending it into Marantz for repairs. I have had many issues with it. First, when using Sirius/XM radio with the built in network function I cannot get all of the stations to play all of the time. Not a huge deal, but somewhat annoying.
Summary: I've had this product for nearly a year now, and it has been great. A few of the drawbacks I have seen are that it is not able to stream DLNA video, which I'm hoping is a standard feature in the coming years, and that the menus are sometimes not intuitive (Why are there separate menus for speakers and sound?