Summary: When I decided to update/upgrade my receiver there were several things that drew me to this model: -Multiple HDMI inputs -Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD -USB input for iPod integration -5.1 analog input for external surround device The last one is important to me, as I needed a receiver that I could hook up my old SACD player up to (I had been going without it hooked up for a while, since I was using the 5.1 inputs for the Blu-Ray player).
Pros: Clean Sound, Great Sound Quality, IPod Integration
Summary: Easy to set up. The on-screen menus can only be seen via composite cables, so that's not great but it's workable. I love that it comes with an iPhone cable and it worked flawlessly with my iPhone 3GS. The sound and power are great. I'm only using it as a stereo receiver but it looks very easy to set up for 5.1. The remote isn't particularly intuitive but that's one small complaint in an otherwise solid choice.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy Setup, Good Power Output