Summary: this is simply the best deal for a home hdradio receiver. i don't care about it's video or surround capabilities. i just put it into stereo mode and turned off the tone controls. very smooth clean amp like you would expect from most modern stereos. the hdradio section is what makes this outstanding.
Summary: I bought this model because of price and its built-in HD radio tuner. We are privileged to have a non-commercial classical station in our area that broadcasts in HD and the sound is close to that of CDs.
Summary: It's almost impossible to find a home AV receiver with HD radio. Paired with the Monoprice 108247 5.1 speaker system , I was able to put together a surround sound system for $300 using all my old components. My cassette player, my carrousel CD player, VCR, and Playstation all worked flawlessy.
Summary: My subwoofer out port stopped functioning after about a year, luckily you can use the 2nd room function ports as a substitute. Currently, there are two main modes: Stereo and DTS (7.1). Stereo mode only marks the front left and front right speakers as active, while the other obviously enables all.
Pros: HDMI inputs, 7.1 surround
Cons: 1. Extremely low S/N (signal to noise) ratio. Meaning, there is a ton of background noise you only become aware of if you use any external amp. I had to buy a noise gate because it was so obnoxious. 2. Only audio outputs are those spring clamps for bare wire. Not a problem if you just have small ...
Summary: I like this receiver quite a bit. It was easy to set up, but the real reason I purchased it was for the HD Radio. Unfortunately this is limited in my area, but when the signal is strong enough, it is very cool getting 'extra' radio stations (I've not had any luck picking up HD AM stations yet).
Sometimes you have to order Twice to get it right!
Adam F Lee, Amazon
17 August 2013
Summary: For the money one cannot go wrong with purchase of the Sherwood RD-7406HDR 7.1 70 Watt Dual-Zone Receiver with HD unless when one places their order the shipper sends you a totally different stereo! That's ok just as long you do not give up and demand that they send you out what you ordered.
Good affordable surround sound receiver with HD radio built-in
8 July 2013
Summary: Great receiver for the price and having HD radio built in. Does not have all the surround sound features of its more expensive version but is great for our multi-room use. It is not a powerful amplifier so efficient good sounding speakers are recommended.