Summary: I purchased this item from Amazon on December 5th, 2009. At first I was very happy with it. The sound quality was higher than I thought it would be. It has plenty of connections, including four assignable HDMI inputs. The video up-conversion worked very well. The channel separation in the HD audio formats was distinct and clear. I did not use the auto cal feature as I like to set the audio levels manually. Now for the bad part, I returned this unit on December 28, 2009.
Summary: Pro: The HDMI does work and can auto adjust. It is not a 1080P but a 1080i up-convert. It can pass 1080p through it. So Sony is trying to be click and play with works on that. Con: The sound is average at best. The watts rating is also very off. Subtract about 25% of what they say for real world sound. So for a basic sound receiver it is ok. The video part is decent but the sound is lacking.