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 unit is replacing a Sony, which is still going strong after 20 years. I needed the 5.1 and HDMI features. This unit is much simpler in the front than my old unit and the rear is well labeled. However, setup is NOT for the faint of heart. I've read the manual again and again, looking for all the subtle setup items I missed the last time around. Port assignments, passthru, etc. I also struggle with the very poor English in the manual.
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.