Summary: I previously owned a Pioneer receiver. It lasted a short time for me when it stopped sending video thru the HDMI. The clarity and sound effects of this receiver far surpasses anything I've ever owned. I've only had it for a month, so far I'd say you'd do we'll purchasing this model.
Summary: This is the first received I've owned. I connected it to a 7.1 channel in-wall surround sound system and paired it with a Yamaha subwoofer then added a 55" Samsung Smart television. We now have an excellent theater system in our new living room. Very simple to connect all the components and the sound is impressive. Now to learn how to tweak the system to its full capabilities!