Summary: Don't quite know where to start with the only other review (at this time) of this unit. I have had several units in my home theater/stereo listening room, and this unit is by far the best. I had used just recently a stop gap measure Yamaha and Pioneer receiver/processor until I could get this Rotel with the HDMI 1.3 out. I also had a Carver unit, and auditioned a variety of used higher end products with my Carver Cinema Grand amplifier.
Summary: Bought it from eBay for $1500 to pair with my trusty 985 MkII amp. The setup was really easy. But I was disappointed at its overall quality. The HD picture quality was good but almost every other aspect sucked. The built in DAC is of inferior quality and somehow suppresses the overall openness of the sound. The way out of it is using the 5.1 input from a DVD/SACD player where it doesn't use DAC. or use the 2 channel audio directly.