Summary: This does not have the capability of HDMI output when non-HDMI input is used. Who ever the engineer that over looked this function or who ever the project manager that nixed this function should be fired. They have since corrected this with the STR-DG920. All of the other functions work great with this receiver.
Summary: The receiver sounds great,but I do not know if it is set up correctly..It has an auto setup,but will let a person make changes..sometimes..The manual is not clear about how to do things,says 2 things about 1 thing..The directions are about as clear as My review!
Summary: I bought this to replace a Harmon-Kardon AVR330 since the HK didn't switch HDMI and didn't support the newest lossless codecs (Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio). I hadn't intended to buy this receiver, but a large price drop made me jump. For a non-demanding buyer, this receiver is fine. It's easy to set up, does a great job switching HDMI signals, and is easy to use.
Very Good Stereo Sound but Limited Power in Surround Mode
G. Serpen, Amazon
23 September 2008
Summary: Many reviewers have already mentioned the strengths of this unit therefore I will not repeat all the features most of you already know about but I will review the audio quality. I am reviewing the European model but it should be identical to the US model ( except for the power transformer ). I will agree with most reviewers that this unit is a good bang for the buck. Then why did I award it with only 3 stars ? I deducted 1 star because mine was a defective unit.