Summary: This is a very nice AVR. The 140 watt figure stated in the technical details is a marketing ploy which measures the amps at 1khz rather than the standard measurement 20Hz - 20kHz @8ohms. Yamaha rates this reciever at 120w X 7 at 20Hz - 20kHz which is closer to the truth.
Summary: 1. 2 HDMI inputs (uncompressed audio and video) 2. 5 digital optical inputs 3. XM Radio Ready 4. THX certified 5. 980 watts I use this receiver to watch DVDs via an HDMI upconverting DVD player, play Xbox 360 and listen to XM satellite radio. They all sound fantastic on it.
Summary: This receiver is phenomenal! The ability to assign amp channels to different zones allowed me to put sound throughout my house while keeping my home theater intact and without having to buy another amplifier.
Summary: I tried it for 2 weeks and never could get it to hold the HDMI connections for the video. I don't know if the unit was defective or possible user error but after numerous hours trying to get it to function properly I give. It seemed too good to be true at the 600 dollar price.