Summary: I read about a POP of death but only after I purchase this Receiver. Mine just died get this I have one month of warranty left. It was bought March 19 2010 and died today Poped on Feb 19 2013 while watching the news noting was pushing its buttons but it is now in standby mode.
Summary: ok receiver. definitely not the best marinate has ever offered at this price point but nothing to cry about. easy on screen menus, hdmi takes 12 seconds to switch, about that to power on as well. sound is ok but much more powerful with external amps. hdmi through is perfect.