Summary: The one I bought needed a little love but since I'm good with electronics It's working like a beauty. It's real powerful and sounds great with my Infinity Reference Series Speakers and Pioneer Home theater System.
Summary: I will preface this by saying that I am no tech guru or audio savant. However, I have owned a number of receivers (Technics) and I have never had the hassle that I have had with this particular Sony receiver.
Summary: Works great, have a simple surround hooked up with a 40" LCD HDTV and DVD player. I am not a stereophile but appreciate a good movie with surround and blasting a good tune. Has plenty of power for me (10 x 12 room - open to the next room). Even hooked it to a pair of outdoor speakers.
Summary: Just picked up this receiver from Amazon for $249 in total and finally got done installing it (manual has to be read in order to take full advantage of all features of this receiver). I'll sum up my initial impressions w/ the +s and -s bullets: + Great features in low cost receiver.