Well just got it up and running...came from an onk 886. I have to say, listening to music on this thing is fantastic!!!!!! I notice a big difference from the ONK. I am hearing things i never heard before, stereo has a much wider soundstage. Now on to the HT....I would have to say its a wash...I havnt got it completely tweaked, but I am very happy. I had concerns it might be worse on HT, but I cant tell the difference. So far so good...I will update in a few days...BTW..Thank god they are upgrading the remote with the aluminum one..the stock one is one piece of sh&$!!!