Summary: This is a good budget receiver that works well with a home theater setup. Plenty of features that are easy to access. One of the best remotes that you will find... it is very intuitive.Very easy to setup even for the non-technical person. Very much a plug and play receiver.
Summary: I originally decided to get an AV/R because my current setup, which consists of an inexpensive mixer/console driving a pair of powered studio monitor speakers, lacked a remote control capability and didn't particularly look very good in my living room.
Summary: When I set out to buy a receiver, I almost instantly settled on the Yamaha brand because of its excellent reputation and the fact I could sync up my lap top to it to play music through the bluetooth device ( ). My media center is also fully enclosed so I didn't want a unit that would run hot.