Summary: I find the overall quality and features in this item great. It's very user friendly. Quality power output. The remote control is one of the best I've ever had(of any type of electronic equipment).
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