Summary: Great sound and up-converting features... for the price, I expected better on screen menus and an overall better user interface. In this modern day customers should expect an exceptional experience from their electronics equipment: here the sound is AWESOME, but centering an entire home theater around this _may_ be uninspiring.
Summary: I was SO excited about this new SR674 from Onkyo. The feature set, on paper, is really excellent for a mid-priced AVR (I paid $699 at Frys). I particularly wanted the HDMI switching (2x1) and HDMI upconversion from Component/S/Composite. It also supports 2 zone audio (though, clumsily - see below) Well, forget it. It's back in the box and will be returned in the morning. I just wasted 4 hours trying to get it to work. The setup is a PITA.