Summary: This is an excellent buy for anyone looking for a top of line AV Receiver. They are brand new in the box. These are not refurbished units. I registered mind with Marantz of North America and confirmed the 3 year warranty. They do come with a different remote (upgraded) from the one in the picture. The SR8002 sounds awesome. I have mind setup for 7.1. Hooked up to a PS3 & Direct TV. It was easy to hook up using the auto setup.
Summary: Everyday day use as I have my plasma TV, CD player, X-Box 360, Blu-Ray, XM radio all running thru the Marantz SR 8002 & the sound is so un-believable as never before has listening to music & watching movies been more exciting till now
Pros: Clean accurate sound, Easy to use remote, Good Power Output, Powerful looking
Summary: Excellent receiver if you are looking for great sound. It offers everything I need from a AV receiver. It does not have the latest video features like upconverting from 480i to 1080p but it coes cover video switching well (4 HDMI inputs, 2 outputs). If you need upconverting from 480i or 480p you should check competing models from Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer or Yamaha. Excellent sound reproduction is this receivers strong suit.
Summary: I purchase the sr8002 avr for my bedroom new setup, along with the b&w 683. and let start from the and: it's a great receiver great built and a perfect match for the b&w 683 !!! before I connect it in my bedroom the setup was temporarily in my living room beside my main HT that consist on denon 4308 and kef IQ9. yap' I now a very unique A/B for the b&w vs kef and the denon 4308 vs sr8002, but...that I will not go into all the details about the A/B becose.....
Summary: I"m fist going to aggree with the previous poster.I also replaced a rotel withe te sr8002.Replaced an rsx1056.The sr8002 even thouh i've nly moderately have tested it in the short time i've had it supassed the rotel tremendously.As good as the rotel was.The marantz has better soundstage,imaging,power you name it.I'm sure it will get even better as time goes by.All the new audio codecs this unit provides with hdmi is just a plus to the SQ.Usability is user friendy.
Summary: As of early 2008, I found this to be the best receiver for the money in regard to my top priority: Sound Quality. I compared this head to head with the Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH and the Onkyo TX-NR905. It beat them hands down, although of ALL the receivers I listened to, my second choice would have been the Pioneer. I also listened to the current Yamahas (RX-V3800 & RX-V1800), as well as the Denon AVR-3808CI.