Summary: Just came here to brag. Yes I got it for free off of craigslist. Just like my other 2 still functioning receivers. Who knew that we needed receivers in outdoor garden sheds? What a bother: now I have to find speakers. :( I missed the last nice free pair. SoSad SoTough SadFace :(.
Summary: I purchased this product years ago from Circuit City. While the tone is higher like a Denon, it is plenty powerful and still works the same as the first time I bought it. Use the optical input and you have some clear digital sound.
J. R. Francis "Music and Tech Fiend @paynomind", Amazon
11 December 2012
Summary: I've owned the receiver for years and have enjoyed its sound, power, and function. It has been moved into my bedroom to run sound for my cablebox, tv, and iPod. It works for this purpose just fine. It is not, however, up to date with technology.
Summary: Purchased this receiver along with HT-S780 theater package. Unless you need all of your video to run as HDMI from receiver, it works very, very well. There are three optical audio connections so you should be good hooking up DVD/ Cable / etc. The set up is color coded and fairly easy.
Summary: I bought this from Fry's 5 years ago and it's still running. came with 3 front speakers that are great and 4 speakers for the back that are junk. i was ready to upgrade it with a Pioneer vsk 1021, but the sound clarity and power of the HTR530 is superior.
Summary: This is by far the BEST receiver I have ever owned and used. I have had zero problems with it. The sound is impeccable. It has so many digital optical and coax connections that I am not able to utilize its power. My dvd player is connected via digital optical cable and the sound is phenomenal.