Summary: rated as 100 watts per channel. Running 5.1 polk 50 watt speakers. Music high volume no distortion, adjustable treb - bass(I mean high volume). Surround works great but you are going to have to find which one of the preset levels works best. Mentioned in other reviews but Receiver to TV OPTICAL FIBER connection ($25 radio shack) run components to receiver HDMI. Running TV, Blue Ray, XBOX, Wii, DVR, cable.
Summary: I bought this since it has 3 HDMI inputs. I can then output to my TV via the 1 HDMI output. It has inputs galore. No shortage of devices can be plugged in. Instructions and remote are the "stereo"typical stereo instructions. Very technical. Sound is fine. I have it hooked up to surround sound. I have a Apple TV (hdmi), cable box (hdmi), LG Blu-ray/netflix player (hdmi and optical) hooked up to it. It allows for only 3 video inputs.