Summary: I really love the sound, but you do get what you pay for. The HDMI slots after a year or so seem to get a little rough with the connections and sometimes doesn't register components or they get static, and if I re-insert the cables it works fine. A HUGE drawback of this unit is the lack of an on-screen display. Making adjustments to it are a nightmare while squinting to read the led panel and maintain a good distance for adjusting sound.
Summary: Suitable for older component systems, odd menu structure take some getting used to. Note digital out only comes from digital in, you can not go from analog inputs to digital outputs i.e. composite vid to hdmi vid. Has been functioning without a flaw and provides good bass response with subwoofer.
Summary: very complicated to set up, the directions for the various settings are almost incomprehensible. I expect there are capabilities I would use if the manual was written in a way that made any sense. If I had to buy again, I would buy a receiver that has on screen visuals for it's settings.
Summary: This receiver is great for someone like me who wanted multiple inputs in a receiver. It touts 3 HDMI ports in the back. Also including the optical audio. The reason I have given the item 4 stars instead of 5 is while the automatic switching feature is nice, it sometimes is problematic when trying to detect a different Input.
Summary: I bought this nearly two years ago as a gift for my boyfriend's birthday (along with a speaker set), and we still use this now as our main receiver in the living room. The system automatically turns off when it's not receiving a signal from the cable box or video game systems, which saves us power and keeps an image from burning into the TV if we forget to turn it off.
Summary: I purchased this from Amazon after my 16 year old Sony receiver decided the center speaker connection had enough. I have MTX speakers hooked up to it. The main speakers are 4 way speakers with 15" woofers. No powered sub needed. A 52" samsung LCD tv, Roku box hooked up via HDMI. Dish Network VIP722 DVR hooked up via HDMI. And an older DVD player. As others have stated the menu system is a bit hard to understand.
Summary: this has to be the easy reciever i have connected in 40 years. then the sound, wow again, clean and clear with plenty of headroom. and the price at amazon was wow again. this is the product i was looking for Exactly.
Summary: I bought this to replace my old faithful kenwood 2 channel reciver . I Recently switched over to Blu-Ray movies and bought a 50 inch plasma Hd tv. Im on a budget like most of us here . This thing is nice! I kinda like things to match, so I bought some Sony matching speakers from Amazon also . They are 8 inch front 5 inch rear with the 5 inch center I already had a Sony powerd sub. Dont go buy some tiny surround speaker package ,this Reciever will blow them .