Summary: I recently purchase this receiver to replace my Dolby 2.0 capable receiver. I bought the D409 because it offered good solid power (100W x 5 channels) and great features (DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital) at a much lower price than the other units that I researched. I had no trouble getting my TV, VCR, two video games systems, CD player and DVD player hooked up and working.
Summary: This has been a great receiver for me. I decided to upgrade to 7.1 but for a 5.1 system this is a great option. As always pioneer has built a high quality product that out competes its competition. I especially like the remote that came with the unit. It is truly universal remote; I was able to run all of my other a/v equipment without having to buy one separately.