Summary: This is a very nice unit. Overall I am satisfied with it, the sound it gives is very good. The only thing I'm not happy with is the input for blue ray quit working shortly after I got it. I hooked up the blue ray player to the dvd connections and it appears to work ok.
Summary: It has great sound for your need when it comes to 7.1 and stereo sound but for video its useless. The video out or pass through on HDMI will always burn out and die as it seems. So if you want to use this for HDMI passthrough forget it the hdmi are too easy to burn out on this thing. I use optical out or some other hook up but not hdmi. If you plan on using hdmi forget it.
Summary: I have had it for a year now, and it is a great budget receiver. The sound is good. The only thing is that occasionally you have to reset the mode(BD, TV...etc). The easiest way is to select another one, and then flip back to get the picture back. Only happened a couple of times.
Summary: I purchased this in April along with a set of Polk Audio RM705 5.1 Speakers . I've been running it for 5 months prior to writing this review. This receiver has been a welcome addition to our living room. Pros: Number of inputs, up conversion quality, sound quality, front panel controls. Cons: Auto-calibration for the surround sound is very, very picky. It took probably 15 tries to get it to calibrate. It really wants your house/apartment to completely silent!
Summary: The HDMI video switching is good except when switching between 480p and 720 or 1080 programs. Reading through some of the other reviews, they mention something about a 'Pure' option in the Video setup and I'll look for that. This works great for switching between my PS3, cable and Roku HDMI inputs (with the exception of the video issues mentioned).
This receiver is a no brain-er. Buy it, you can't get more for your money
8 July 2011
Summary: I Love this receiver and every feature does what you ask except for when I tried wiring my HDMI through the receiver I wasn't able to get the 3D to work right so it could be just some of my configuration issues. This receiver has so many tweaks that you can do to it that I have given up on tweaking everything. Even with the HDMI issues I have been highly recommending this receiver to all of my friends.