"Amazing sound ; great value"5.0 starson by p857
Pros: Clean crisp sound; easy to set up; good intuitive remote ; extensive list of features for the money
Cons: Runs a bit hot; Instruction manual confusing in parts,
Summary: Not sure why this is getting mediocre reviews here- This is an excellent receiver with superb sound. I have been using this for 3 months with TV, Blu-ray with internet , CD player, and Ipod and getting excellent results with all sources. The list of features far exceed any other receivers I have seen in this price range. The initial set up was easy and intuitive (connections, programming the remote, speaker configuration) but as with all complex electronics be prepared for a learning curve on the advanced features. The manual does a decent job but it is difficult to follow in parts. The Audyssey function which automatically configures the speakers to the room and distance to the listener was simple to use and worked great . Unlike others i have had no problem with the HDMI pass-through. All in all very happy with this purchase.