I have had this receiver now for a few weeks and can say it is capable at handling anything you throw at it. I use an Onkyo SP 1000 (iLINK) and a JVC HM DH 5U with it. Plus an X BOX, Sony dvd recorder and an HD Tivo! So far it has been a piece of cake to setup. I really like how you can customize your OSD inputs to say anything you want. Before I owned a Denon 5803(A) and can say I feel as though I did upgrade in sound! Movies sound so close and real that it is frightening. The iLINK connection between the SP 1000 and the NR 1000 makes playing both SACDs, and DVD-Audio a NO-brainer. And the back of the receiver is well laid out making connections painless. For the price it is pretty expensive, many will say go seperates! But if you want to keep it simple, it is a good way to go! Besides the denon 5805 (marked to high in my opinion) runs for considerbly more...And with the Onkyo weighing 80 plus pounds, with many types of inputs, HDMI switching, and upgrade ability, I find it to be a bargain compared to the 5805. Paired with its brother the SP1000, they are a perfect match! You get Flex O Scaling(perfect picture), with heart thumping SOUND...I have yet to watch a movie that I wasn't totaly immersed...