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.