Summary: The Amazon Product Description clearly indicates the presence of a USB Host on the front panel of this receiver. The product I received has none. This was a deal breaker for me. I did some research & as far as I can determine, the European model DOES have this feature but the U.S./Canada version does not. Also, the price has dropped twice in the week since my purchase but Amazon apparently will no longer price match themselves.
Summary: Receiver needed to be hooked up to tv to set it up. Did that, but receiver remote needed a good two hours before it could be synchronized with tv to be able to choose setup menu options. It also needed a very long time before it could capture signal from cd and dvd player. This equipment is not user friendly and frustrating to operate. If it weren't a pain to return, it would have been on its way back to Amazon already. I'll give it a few more days to decide.