Summary: We bought this and were happy about it until it died. Took to Best Buy to get a quote to fix it, and they told me it would be more than to buy a new one. So we bought a new one, different model and brand. I am not sure how long those things are supposed to last, but 5 years I thought it was a good time. It was reasonably priced when we bought it too, so not much to complain.
Summary: Since I have received the product on 17th July 2012, I am not able to use the remote. I have tried the various codes (5019, 5020). However it does not help me start the AVR It needs to be looked at immediately as without the remote the AVR cant be used Dr Asheesh Tandon
Summary: I bought this with a Mirage Nanosat. I was venturing into Home Theater setup for the first time. As soon as I received it, I set it up and played 'Forbidden Kingdom' in Blu-ray[Thats the only one I had at that time], and instantaneously I had a grin that stretched from one ear to the other. It has a decent UI, works with Iphone and radio. It has decent number of HDMI connections. The receiver can be configured to be turned off with TV remote.
Summary: It works just fine but my Uverse receiver picture quality through the HDMI's was dissapointing. I am replacing this unit with a Sony ES receiver that was literally twice as much. The amplifier section is the weak part in my opinion it has a dull/flat almost life less sound stage perhaps the Aventage amps are better? However, the usability ease of setup were all very good.
Summary: If this is the first receiver you have ever owned you might be impressed. However, I have owned a number of these machines over the years and the sound quality was decent, but nothing more. I used the receiver for 17 days and ran it through a slew of tests. I am a speaker nut. The speakers I used were numerous: from a decent $600 Polk, 7 speaker satellite setup, to a juicy Paradigm tower and bookshelf combo, on down to a nice pair of JBL bookshelf speakers.