This is much better than others in the same price range for your home theater needs one of the best recevier I have ever seen. Being a "musives" junkie I really love this Onkyo TX 7.2. Channel Receiver, it comes with 6 HDMI inputs so I would not consider it just a basic receiver. Hi-def Audio decoders are pretty good for "musives" , I mean music & movies. It comes with video propcessing technology with 1080p upscaling. you can connnect your iphone dock to it also it is ready with Sirruis or XM radio connectivity.Four gaming modes create an audio experience with more realism and impact and it makes music really soothing. The only caveat is , it is a powerhouse and consumes and emitts lots of power and than heat. I would rather like a one change in their design to have fan somewhere it cools down easily.