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Works great so far
on February 27, 2013
So far this receiver seems to work great so far. There have been a few quirks that are annoying but nothing serious. The first thing is when I use the pc hdmi hook up, the bass doesn't seem to work off it which sucks because I listen to my music off my computer so I tried it on a different hdmi setting (tv/cd) and it works great on that. Not sure if it's a problem with my receiver or just how it's made, but that was one annoyance.
First of all I've read a lot of reviews talking about the frames per minute/second or whatever it is, and I can tell you that mine seems to have no problems with regards to that. I've watched movies on my computer and I play my ps3 through the receiver and nothing appears to be affected, so not sure if it's just some bad receivers or what but mine does not seem to have that problem.
Another minor annoyance is again with my computer, which is hooked to the receive and through my tv, the screen size sometimes changes and get's all zoomed in (closer), but the whole screen still shows everything (not being cut off). I just turn the receiver off and on and that usually fixes that and goes back to normal, but like I said a minor annoyance.
I used the usb/ipod connector with my ipod and that seems to work great, no complaints there.
Other than that everything seems to work great so far, definitely is bigger and heavier then I realized, it is my first receiver so I had no idea what to expect.
Not sure if it's worth it's retail price though, I luckily got a deal because it was out of stock (around 600) and luckily still got it in a decent time frame compared to it's projected time frame, plus I got a big gift card for christmas which almost cut that price in half, so I definitely got a great deal out of this. I'm sure you could find receivers just as good as this in a better price range if that is something your worried about, I learned while researching receivers though is that it's really hard to figure out what is a good or bad one, and based on a lot of reviews that there seems to be a lot of glitches and what not in these newer receivers which made me super nervous when buying one because they are so darn expensive.
Not sure how bad setting up usually is with receivers but setup on this receiver seemed simple enough to me.
In the end my receiver seems to work pretty well and I recommend it to anyone who is willing to pay for it, and I feel your pain when it comes to researching and looking for receivers, good luck!