Summary: I have been using one of these for 8-9 years, now. It has performed perfectly whithin my entertainment center during that time. It has plenty of inputs, both video and s-video as well as audio stereo to handle all my other electronics including my karaoke player. It has more features than I have used(or probably ever will). I purchased this one as a "spare", for when mine does develope problems as all electronics eventually do.
Summary: This was one of my best Ebay Purchases. I was half expecting something to be wrong with it because I got it for only $50 but it works great so far and has been ideal for my home theater surround sound setup.
Summary: The receiver that I purchased through ebay turned out better than I expected. The quality and multpile functions that can be performed on the receiver are better than expected. The reiver works well with the surround system I have and has yat to give me any problems.
Summary: OK I just want to tell people how to fix the overload problem what it is and i have the same problem on my old vsx d508 and its been a while since it has done this to me but the overload is a static build up in the amp to get rid of it unplug the reciever and ground it. Be careful it could give you a shock if you touch the metal plug ends but if you ground the plug out it will get rid of the static electricity and it should work perfect again.
Summary: ... Bottom line up front: way to much GREAT sound for the money. Rated at 100 watts per channel, but that's sustained! Peak is around 153 per channel. Digital filters are incredible. Dobly Surround modes sound like Dolby Digital on good stereo sources. Its awesome! Stereo mode makes the wall on the opposite side of the room quiver! Sound is clear and never too "bright." Don't listen to the yahoos that say the thing overheats or overloads too much.
Summary: I was astounded by how well this performs compared to similar systems for double the money. I got it for the digital (optic) inputs, which are great for dvd and newer cd players and the s video switching abilities. Also, the remote control is very good. It can learn anything that your old remote can do. This was nice for me because it elinimated the need to have 5 remotes on my coffee table. I also liked the dsp modes.