Summary: The sound quality is quite good for the price. The remote is terribly messy. The interface overall is quite complicated. I'm never sure if I have the output set to decode the best quality audio or if I have some other synthetic mode turned on.
Summary: This receiver has a very poor user interface. One cannot rename the HDMI inputs, so GAME input remains GAME even if you have ROKU or other device hooked to it. The ability to add internet radio stations to the menu is very cumbersome, You need to set your Front speakers to small, otherwise your subwoofer will not work!
Summary: I received the VSX-823 and found that I needed to purchase a optical audio cable to get any sound from the TV, this receiver does not have all the A/V ports as the most other do. If you purchase this item make sure you purchase the optical cable to use with it. Im using the audio from the TV for now as the prices on the optical cables vary vastly in prices.
Summary: A good receiver but not outstanding. It was on sale and I think it is as good as any other receiver of the same price. However, it does have one annoying bug: it automatically switches from Stereo to to Dolby Surround Sound, depending upon the received audio on television. (Perhaps it does the same on all audio inputs but I only use it on television and to listen to Pandora.) I only have two speakers installed for stereo.
Summary: The receiver is good for the money one pays. If you want a higher quality receiver you probably need to pay almost double what this one sells for. A better investment is to make sure you have the highest quality speakers you can afford. Even a crappy receiver can sound good through high quality speakers.