Summary: I actually bought this a few years ago for a master bedroom. The room, now complete, has a 5 speaker BOSE system and a sub-woofer. It is a large room. Problem is this receiver does not have the tuning microphone nor can it be tuned manually. Thus, you get what you get out of the box. If the speaker balance does not match your SRS needs, oh well.....too bad.
Summary: I had much hopes on this unit as a gift for my sister. Unfortunately, either the receiver was defective or just did not work as designed. Very simple setup, a Sony Bravia BRDVD player, the Wii and cable TV connected via A/V cables. The problem: Anytime you switch from or to the Wii to the BRDVD Player, you had to either turn off the Wii or turn on the BRDVD player in some odd sequence. No, I'm not a beginner, I consider myself a very technical person.