Pros: decodes all the latest formats, configure unit from web browser, ipod cable included, upscaler actually works with nintendo wii
Cons: no video overlay for volume and inputs, hdmi audio cuts out all the time, no mhl or instapreview, aluminum finish gets etched from fingerprints
This receiver features 6+1 hdmi inputs, many popular streaming services, hdmi upconversion, hdmi arc, 3D passthrough, hdmi standby passthrough, mp3/ipod connectivity, Androyd/Apple apps, MCACC speaker calibration, Ipod/phone/pad dock cable, Airplay, web configuration of avr, setup screen in 1080p, and is up to 7.2 channels. The features I find the most useful are:
Airplay plays all your music wirelessly from Idevices/itunes and can even control the volume. Even shows the cover art.
The ipod dock connector is very nice compared to dock connector that came with my ipod. It has video out and actually has a retention mechanism.
MCACC speaker calibration via the web interface was very cool.... (read more)