Summary: Kick butt, excellent performing receiving with inputs up the gazoo. Bought as a backup to my original Panasonic unit but too good to just sit there - will hook up other system asap. Nothing out there newer that can equal the versatility, power, and quality of this unit.
Solid A/V receiver with fantastic surround effects and power to spare
3 September 2012
Summary: Stunning audio quality and surround sound effects. Many adjustments for balancing sound field. Worth the time to tweak the balance / THX audio levels. At both high and average volume levels, audio quality is crisp and clean.
Summary: I've had this receiver for about 5 years with no problems, the sound clarity and seperation is fantastic. This receiver runs a little hot, but I paired mine with 100 watt boston acoustic speakers, and have had no problem with blown fuses.
Summary: I have had Sony and Kenwood and now this Panasonic. I have been happy for 3 years so far with no problems at all and no regrets. The sound is very clear and for the money you cannot beat it. I am going to invest in a new receiver this year and will try a high end brand with HDMI converter.
Summary: I've had this unit since December 2004. It is used about 15 hours a week. This is not an $800-1000 surround receiver, but it does many things very well. FOR THE PRICE it deserves 5 stars. 3.5 - 4 stars if not considering price.
Summary: The unit I first took home had a blown channel. Exchanged it without any problem other than wasting half a day of my time. Then it worked fine for more than a year. Lately it started display F70 when I turn it on and I have to turn it on and off many times until it comes to life.
Summary: Before buying a receiver I searched out all sorts of brands and price ranges like I do everytime I buy a product. Usually, I end up becoming enamored by the most expensive product and shell out the big bucks to have the best.
Summary: It's true, this receiver isn't the most powerful or certainly the easiest to use; however, it does do exactly what it advertises itself to do. And, that's a lot. It delivers reasonable 6.1 sound, and gives you a fairly pure sound that is quite distinct in its channeled effect.