Of course I have, and I'm no further forward. Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one It seems that everyone agrees that Yamaha is the most reliable, that they are good, decent value, etc. but no-one is ever jumping for joy about how great they are.
Denon consistently gets rave reviews, but they are expensive and offer less features for the money.
Onkyo used to be great, but has had software issues - so it's a gamble.
Sony no one loves.
Pioneer is either loved or hated, but no specific reasons on why.
Harmon Kardon used to be a leader, but lately hasn't produced quality product.
So, there you have it - I'm no further forward with my choice
One thing I'm curious about is the V373 vs. V471 discussion. Aside from the banana connectors on the back, are there any other differences? The V373 is smaller, and will fit better in my AV cabinet. Since I'm only doing 3.1, I can live with the clips if that's the only difference.