Summary: It's a great receiver that is the flagship from Pioneer with all the bells and whistles. It was also a great bargain over the retail stores. It has all the connections I need including HDMI that I have switched to. The only thing I dislike is it don't carry the new HDMI 1.3 format for improved color and higher resolution and it also allows the audio and video signal to be synchronized to external HDMI devices. Over all it's a great receiver.