Summary: I bought this receiver on June 2nd on 2013. This receiver was working just for 1 year. Yesterday it is down and not at all working. :-( Please don't buy this receiver. I'm not sure, if amazon will help or not.
Summary: I bought it because the price was right and it had all the options I wanted. (Very basic needs). The unit was hardly used at all, and the receiver is already shot. I can turn it on, and get the radio to tune in, but there is absolutely no volume. The speakers are just fine, it just seems there is something shot in the receiver because I can't get anything output. So now I have perfectly fine 7.1 speakers just sitting around attached to this paper weight.
Summary: I echo those reviews that criticize the dated and ugly menu system, and the inadequate number of HDMI inputs, but my biggest gripe is that the unit is simply unreliable. My original unit lasted 9 or 10 months before it stopped outputting any images. After receiving abysmal service, it was replaced. Now four months on, the replacement unit has failed. These units are not reliable, and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. AVOID.
Summary: I ordered this am a couple of months ago because it had all the features that I wanted and the price was right, from Warehouse Deals, Inc. I'm a busy guy so didn't get a chance to hook it up until Christmas break. First time I powered on, it tripped off right away. Tried again, no dice. Disconnected everything from it and reset the protection circuit. Tried again. tripped again. It's now outside the 30 day warranty period, so can't return it.