Summary: I'm no NASA specialist. For what I needed this AV amp to do, it was fine for me. If you're looking for the ultimate HD high end whatever, read this closely to see if this is what you're looking for. For an average user like myself, is was great for the price.
Summary: Great receiver for the price. Although it is simply a "pass through" for HDMI (doesn't relay audio using HDMI cables) it's a great unit to power 7.1 or 5.1 surround sound. I am running 5.1 and haven't had a problem yet (hardly any product has 7.1 surround at this point).
Summary: This is a good value home theater solution. I have all 7 speakers setup. The receiver auto adjusts the volume of each speaker so that you are sitting in the middle of the sound sweet spot. It works great. Have this setup with a samsung flat panel and a samsung bluray and direct tv.
Summary: This receiver has met all of my needs powering my surround sound speakers (5.1). My only disappointment was the lack of AC inputs that allow you to plug in multiple items and power them on/off with a single button. Easily remedied with a power strip.
Summary: I bought this receiver for its optical inputs. After installationn and auto calibration of speakers, I was initially not happy with the sound and I actually thought of returning it. After doing many adjustments through set up, I finally got to the point where the audio quality was satisfactory.
Summary: I chose this receiver because of its price-to-features ratio. I don't have a lot of audio/video equipment so this receiver was perfect for me. It has all of the capabilities and video connections you would expect from pricier receivers, but without all of the unecessary bells and whistles.
Summary: I think this is a really good product. My only wish was a little more power, but for movies and playing music using 5 channels in a small family room its good. The remote works on my 5 separate brand name components flawlessly.
Summary: I helped a friend who wanted an inexpensive yet decent receiver. He hooked it up to a pair of Paradigm Titans. The Onkyo sounded very nice - smooth and not fatiguing, both with music and movies. I own a more upscale audio system, and this receiver is a no match for it - as I expected.