Summary: Great value for an AV receiver. Sound is excellent, for both home theater viewing, and listening to music. Packed with many features you usually do not see as this price. One drawback to this receiver is that surround sound audio is not passed through HDMI connection.
Summary: I bought this receiver to use for my main music source in the house (it's not hooked up to a tv). I like that you don't have to have an extra adaptor for the ipod - it plugs right into the front of the unit and stays charged continuously.
Summary: The idea was to run a single hdmi cable to the side of my low profile wall mounted TV. So I get this receiver, plug my cable box using component because that was how it was connected to tv before. To my surprise it did not work through hdmi output.
Summary: OMG I am hearing things that I never heard before from my speakers, which are no slouches. After hooking up all of the components and cables I am really amazed at what a great 5.1 unit this is. There is at least 20% more power in this unit than any other comporably priced unit.