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.
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. One would most likely desire a more full set of HDMI switches, app-driven controls, and network interactions. The prices I've seen on this unit (between 150-200) make it a decent price for a garage, bedroom, or workshop.
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. Sound is far better than average and definitely good enough for the average consumer. I have owned it for five years and have had ZERO issues. Continues to work flawlessly.
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. they were both connected via optical cable first to my ps3 then to a computer. i end up returning the Pioneer.
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.