The receiver makes my movies seem new. There is a clarity and brilliance to my blue-ray movies that I have not experience before and the sound quality is indescribable! I have a mixed set of very old speakers - Bose 501 and 301 series and Pioneer sub woofer, and even at low levels the sound is bold. The setup was more simple than any other receiver setup that I remember, but the effects were mind-blowing. I hear everything in perfect clarity and even sounds that I previously did not know were coming from movies I had watched hundreds of times. Oh, and the music! The entire experience has been GREAT! Best investment I have made for my enjoyment. The Bluetooth feature requires a special note. I activate my phone or IPod and the unit comes to life with a universe of sound. I am instantly wrapped in the most perfect sea of sound. I hate to leave it. Amazing!