Advantages Excellent sound, very flexible
Disadvantages Stereo as good, awkward remote
This will be tidied up when I next play with it!I have owned this receiver for nearly 5 years, it was nearly £500. I got £25 off.
Read the manual until you understand it - not simple but well worth doing, setting speaker levels, delay times and if large or small.Performance
Very good for the market position, Dolby Digital sound tracks are processed very well with little noise and good precision, steering is good, the sound is neutral, not bright nor wooden.Stereo music is good but not as good as a proper 2 channel amp or a more expensive H/C setup.
It can go very loud, I am driving very high quality speakers (see my Castle review) and I can deafen myself if required.
Compared to other home cinema receivers I have heard it is very good.My DVD player does not do DTS, so is untested by me
Prologic support is there I do not know if it is good for prologic as I have heard very little beyond DPL TVs (a nono I think), but it adds more depth to TV programmesConnections
Coax and Optical for DVD TV, Optical in for TV, Optical In/Out for Minidisc or DAT.Stereo in for TV, DVD, MD or DAT, tape, and 2 VCRs, extra VCR in on front panel. Stereo out for 2 VCRs, MD/DAT, tape, second system.
Phono Level in for record decks. 5.1 out for seperate amplifiers, 5.1 in for SACD or DVD-A.Video switching is enabled for TV, DVD, and all 3 VCR.
Speaker connections for a full 5.1 system are there as are a second set for front stereo pair, these are decent connections capable of handling thick cable, or biwiring.Connections which would be nice would have been a second set of 5.1 in.
Remote - to be doneThe volume knob light does not work.
I would recommend one of these as a second hand buy up to £200 over spending that much on a new amp.PICTURE ADDED
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