i'd just like to ask the question why does everyone put down this amp/receiver, ive got one and i think its fantastic. And why do you think its ugly? in my opinion the 930 was ugly. what does an amp have to have for you to think it looks good. the 1070 is brushed aluminium, and is laid out well. And under powered when watching a DVD or listening to music i don't get it much above half volume so how is this under powered? i just thought i'd ask.