Summary: This receiver sounds beautiful, and is able to handle my 4 ohm axiom m80 towers with ease. I just bought an hdmi switcher to give me more hdmi connections, I may go with this setup for a while. Connect an apple tv to this receiver and it has most everything I need.
Summary: I've had this unit for a couple of years. We use it with a Panasonic Viera TV and a Panasonic blu-ray player. The sound is superb. It really is fun listening to the THX sounds before or after a movie. The FM receiver works very well with good stereo separation and /sn ratio.
Summary: After reading so many reviews complaining about its video features, I still decided to go with XR57, the successor to XR55 THE GREAT simply because of the great audio output and XR57 certainly did not disappoint me at all. The sound is absolutely stunning from a sub-$300 amp.
Great practical, full featured home theater receiver!
James R. Torrico "Neighborhood Tech-support", Amazon
20 July 2008
Summary: I was looking diligently for a home theater receiver that didn't require previous Jet Fighter Pilot experience to navigate through the numerous features. Although I would have no problem, I was setting up a home theater for my family, that they should be able to use without calling "Tech Support"...
Summary: Right out of the box I was happy. I replaced my Kenwood with the Panasonic and was not dissapointed. My main reason was to have wireless rear surround speakers. I also had to buy the rear surround setup, which I bouight referb'd.
Summary: I have had this system for only two days now, but I love it. Keep in mind that I am not an "audiofile". This is my first upgrade since the 1980's, so I can't really compare it to anything. I do know that it sounds incredibly good and very powerful.