Summary: Bought first unit as a refurb January 2012. In first five minutes of start up it overheated, smoked a bit and shut off. Marantz support was better than expected in no-nonsense offer to replace it. Replacement unit intermittently blanked video and occasionally audio linked through HDMI.
Multi Zone only with 5.1 in the main Zone / Misleading Description!
Heiner Egloff, Amazon
14 December 2010
Summary: Overall good product, good sound, easy setup. BUT, I wanted to use it as a preamp/processor for the main zone in a 7.1 speaker setup and assign the power amp to zone 2. Well, that latter power amp assingment reduces the main output to 5.1, i.e. turns off the rear surround channels.