Summary: I had done a lot of research on Home Audio Surround Systems and this was the best I could find with pass through HDMI for audio and video. This system is very powerful and sounds great with nice rich bass. Two great features I like about the receiver are you can setup multi zones with the speakers. Which works out great for me when gaming I play music out of the rear speakers. Secondly with using HDMI cables you get a heads up menu view of the receiver on the HDTV.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, HDMI Audio and Video, Powerful
Summary: Easy to install, clear and easy to read instructions, all cables were color coded making it a cinch to place in set-up the six speakers and woofer, the Onky system came with a calibration microphone that automatically adjusted ambience levels..
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Setup, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Summary: I wanted the best home theater possible for under $2000. Ifirst purchased the Panasonic plasma 42PZ77U at $1300. Thismeant I had approx. $700 left for an audio system. Since Iwork in the audio field, this was a difficult decisionbecause I know what pure 20Hz-20KHz sounds like and I workwith professional audio gear on a daily basis.