Summary: I had this receiver for about a month now and really like it. It sounds great, has some nice features, and was easy to connect everything to. I can't give it 5 stars for a couple of reasons. The manual is not very well written.
Summary: I've had this receiver for about 2 weeks and I love it. I purchased it because it had 3 digital inputs, Dolby Digital and DTS, and the S-video inputs/outputs. I'm running a matched set of JBL speakers/powered subwoofer and the sound is fantastic.
Summary: The 509S is nicely priced so that just about anyone can establish a home theater system without breaking the bank. I myself bought this to upgrade to DTS (my old Pioneer had only Dolby Digital), but I'll be using it as my primary receiver now that I've had a chance to use it.
Summary: THE price is right and the performance is solid. Who said you have to pay $1000.00 for a full featured receiver,the only thing lacking is it doesnot have two coaxial inputs. Trust me for the quality and price purchase it. MACK