"This receiver far exceeded my expections!"5.0 starson by Saltiva
Pros: Connected my PC to it through HDMI (ATI HD 5850) and it works GREAT! Decodes to various formats usch as True HD, PCM, DD and so on. I have a DVD player connected via Component and Optical Audio with stellar quality. The set-up was a snap!
Cons: Lacks analog inputs for those of you not completely there, and honestly forced me to get there on my DVD player so I picked up a PS3 for Bluray- Doesn't have a USB like its bigger brother but I'm not even sure that it would support video anyway?
Summary: This replaced my older Sony which was on its death bed and is leaps and bonds better especially considering the Sony was almost the same amount when it was released. The sound quality is awesome!!! Love the True HD and DD tracks, even does a great converting 2 channel audio to 5.1!!! I am using Orb Audio speakers (5.1) and an old Sony 12" Sub that will soon be replaced too, connected my PC (with Blu-Ray and USB 2.0 1 TB External HDD) via HDMI, DVD player via Component and optical Audio (upscaling is great too) and basic cable through DVD player to AMP. all is amazing- had and Xbox 360 but it croaked so I didn't get to test that with it but am thinking about getting a PS3 for a stand alone Blu-ray/media to handle streaming USB HDD vids and other media. I can't say enough about the surround sound quality of even the 2 channel sources, my basic cable to my dvd player is Coax and no box but the sound is great!