Summary: I don't use the HDMI on the unit. I didn't want to turn on the amp every time I simply wanted to watch my TV without surround sound. Therefore I simply hooked the amp to my digital audio output. Simpler and it works. I don't like the customer interface.
Listen to the other reviews and don't buy this unit. RCA RT2781H
17 March 2015
Summary: Originally gave it 5 stars but had to change to 1 star and it doesn't deserve that. Update 4/6/2015: Thought it was the best and sure enough it started doing all the stuff in the other reviews and then the sub quit working last night.
Summary: The product came in a fair amount of time but it is defective. The amp/receiver does not work properly. The fan makes a loud noise and the sound level at the speakers varies on it's own. It goes from soft to very loud and then back again.
Summary: the picture in this ad is completely wrong, which I will say is TERRIBLE marketing, and I REFUSE to believe something so detremental to an online sale, yet so ELEMENTARY in the scope of what a good ad needs, and doesn't, that this just "slipped by" management or editing dept.
Summary: I've had this unit for 3 months and it is cutting out. The sound stops. I have to turn it off and on to get it back. The tech support number is disconnected, so there is no help there. Buyer beware.
Summary: Biggest disappointment ever. Terrible quality and definitely not even close to 1000 watts output. According to the power supply it only gets 140 watts max. I could understand if the title said 1000 watts max BUT the title says 1000 W RMS. Don't buy.
intermittent sound and video with questionable audio conversion
2 June 2014
Summary: Going back to Walmart after 2 days of use. Sound and video cut out intermittently. Unit has switched audio formats and sticks on lesser quality. I will not be purchasing RCA again based on the poor quality of this product. Read the other problematic reviews and trust them before purchasing ...