Summary: Excellent sound quality, not too hard to set up but when using my PS3 through the HDMI input, the receiver produced a loud switching noise every time the audio over HDMI went on and off. This happened for example when starting/stopping a movie. It was so loud and weird that I feared damaging my speakers so I returned the unit. Totally unacceptable. I thought it was my unit , but apparently other people have experienced it as well.
Summary: This is a fairly decent budget receiver but I'll be looking for something else. The sound quality is good and it has enough power to drive a typical home theater. The automatic speaker setup is straightforward and works well. There are several DSP modes, most of which I probably will never use. HDMI works about as good as everywhere else, which is to say expect having to switch back and forth between sources or cycle power if the handshake doesn't work the first time.