Summary: My pioneer receiver I purchased in 1999 worked fine, but with this new HDMI technology, I had to get a new receiver. I tried to get another pioneer, but they were very expensive. I instead made the mistake of getting this receiver on the cheap ($200) and now I know why Sony fell off the technology map, (only good product you can buy from sony is the PS2/3/4). Anyways, more on this product.
Summary: I had no luck here. Bd80 blurayer player, latest digital DishNetwork HD set top box, Panny plasma, all HDMI to the 800. Everything works but Bluray playback cuts out randomly every 30 seconds to 2 minutes then resumes again. Called Sony, changed settings, no luck. Reset everything (PITA). Tried moving the HDMI inputs around, no luck, New cables no luck. Bluray audio worked fine through my old component cable Sony amp. The 800 does not play well with my BD80 setup.