Summary: My receiver made it 1 month over 2 years and now experiencing frequent internet connectivity issues and intermittent sound output issues. Up until this point it was a good receiver that met expectations.
Summary: It has a chronic problem just like the NR616 I replaced it with. It loses HDMI connection. You have to unplug it to force hdmi startup to reconnect. This particular one didn't respond to that procedure either!
Summary: I bought this receiver despite reading in the reviews that it had issues relating to the HDMI output because it had all of the features I need and was way less expensive than the alternatives.
** Updated: HDMI problem persists despite new firmware **
6 March 2013
Summary: UPDATED: This started out as a 5* review on discovery that I did not need to update the firmware, my unit came with the 400 version installed. But things went downhill since then - now I wish I could assign zero stars, not one.
Summary: Pondered a Yamaha, Denon, Pioneer, Sony, even a Marantz. None could beat this receiver for features vs price. Yamaha would have been my second choice. Their on-screen display was a little 90's for my taste.
Pros: Price!! Features - You cant get better features under $300.00 Wi-Fi - Pandora easily connected. Adapter purchased separately. Nice On-Screen Display - GUI not outdated Good remote if just a little light and slick. Controls everything, SAT, BluRay, TV. One Remote.
Cons: Delay in switching source to actually viewing it. For example loading a bluray. It will take 30 sec or so to get the receiver to output the signal from the bluray through the receiver, to the tv. Kind of annoying but minor.
Pros: Easy setup, I like the on-screen guide and controls. Loud clear output.
Cons: My only real gripe with this receiver is that takes too long to switch modes. When I'm using my HTPC, I only hear about 1/2 of the startup sound and the first few seconds of audio are missing from everything while I listen to the receiver make its loud audio source switch clicking noises. Spotify...