Summary: I particularly like the Onkyo products. The lay out on the back of the receiver makes hookup a breeze. The jacks are color coded and separated in such a manner that wiring is less confusing. I also like the remote control. Lay out is simple and easy to use. The main buttons, volume and channel, are larger than the other buttons and easy to see. The remote has all of the essential modes without being overly complicated.
Summary: This receiver is a great choice for a person getting into home theater. The 7.1 setup is self programming, and allows for everything from HDMI to optical audio. The audio quality is great, and setup is easy. Great receiver for people on a budget.