Summary: Item came in 5 days and was a serious upgrade to my other old AV unit. Your rear speakers have to be wireed directly to the unit or they will not sound right. All in all Yamhaw with Dolby Labs invented the home theater system.
Summary: I just had to upgrade my Sony A/V STR-970. I needed HDMI in a big way. Downsizing to a smaller entertainment center, I really needed to clean up a few secret treasures concealed by my bigger cabinet. So, the hunt was on for the best A/V Home Theater receiver for the buck.
Summary: I ordered this system and received an upgraded one, which was 840 watts instead of what ever this receiver is...this thing is a beast, and I still have not been able to turn it up all the way because it is so loud
Summary: I purchased this in March 2011 and for last month and a half there is a loud while from the receiver making it impossible to use. I haven't had a chance to take it to the service center but for a receiver that new, I shouldn't be experiencing this issue.