"Awesome sound but you may need patience to set up"4.0 starson by bleedson
Pros: Great sound. Plenty of power. Got if for a great price ($380). The picture still looks perfect after going through the receiver. No degradation of quality.
Cons: If you don't have it hooked to a TV, setup would really suck.
Configuring Zone 2 was frustrating, but that may be my own doing. I guess it's best summed up as not entirely intuitive to use, otherwise I'd have given it 5 stars.
Summary: First I'll explain my setup. I'm feeding the 1065 two HDMI inputs(Apple TV and DVD player). The HDMI output goes to my TV. Downstairs is a 4:1 speaker setup and then I have speakers wired throughout the house driven by "Zone 2" of this unit. With that said, setting up the downstairs speakers was a breeze. All you do is plug in the "auto setup" microphone supplied with the unit and place it where you want the audio to be referenced from. Absolutely simple, I just wish they made this option a bit more prominent in their manual. The auto feature gives you a great starting point and then you can tweak it from there if you want, which is also easy to do(if you can see what you're doing on the TV).
The problem....I intended to have my computer/ipad/etc feed the Apple TV which would feed the receiver and then play downstairs AND throughout the whole house(zone 2). Well, the ATV has only digital output and Zone 2 can only accept analog. Crap!!!! Apparently an analog-only Zone 2 is the norm for receivers. This completely bummed me out. To work around it I purchased an Apple Airport Express which works through my wireless like the ATV but has analog audio out. It all sounds great but the setup was less than ideal, especially the extra $100 for the AE. But, somehow it felt OK because I only paid $380 w/shipping for the receiver new from electronics expo.