Summary: While it was easy to hook up, I almost always have to turn it off and on again for the speakers to work for TV viewing. If I turn the TV on and receiver on at the same time - no speakers. I have to wait for the TV to be fully on before I turn the receiver on. Also, if I go from CD/DVD player to TV viewing, I have to turn the receiver off and on again for the speakers to work. Not sure if it is the way I hooked it up (doubt it)or just the receiver itself.
Summary: First, this receiver sounds great. I bought it to be my AV receiver in my family room with a 55" LCD TV, a cable box, a BlueRay DVD player and a Windows 7 Media Center computer. It handles all of these fine and the 5.1 surround sound is beautiful. I also bought the receiver to be able to send all of these sources' audio outside to the speakers by my hot tub. The problem is that Zone 2 only plays from the analog inputs, not the HDMI sources.