Summary: I dumped a kenwood 2 years old for this and it was worth every penny. This receiver is awsumb... the auto MACC system works perfect. Each of the 7 channel is acoustically matched to your room and it sounds it.
Summary: I kicked myself for not getting this one, it came out just after I had purchased a Marantz 5400 which I'm still quite happy with, but this Pioneer is really a whole other class. If you read a lot of audio forums online such as hometheaterforum dot com and ecoustics dot com, you'll find tons of buzz...
Summary: Very handy, the auto calibration makes its setup a breeze. you can easily change your room layout without having to spend hours optimizing the output to speakers. Mixed with Fluance speakers, the sound is just great, particularly on the seven channel mode. THX included. A great deal.
Summary: I don't know why they call it a receiver. It is the central hub of a home theater system. The FM and AM sections are almost useless, with all the digital music from dish network. This is the best receiver that I have ever owned. THX certified and all the bells and whistles that you can imagine.