Amp arrived yesterday from QED-uk.com, replaces my Yamaha DSP-595AX.. First impressions are: It's bigger than the 595, but the same weight. I like the on screen display. When using the microphone and auto setup, it keeps telling me that one of my Surround speakers is out of phase when it quite clearly isn't. I am a little disappointed as one of the main reasons I went for this one over the slightly cheaper RX-V650 was to use the Component video up-conversion to connect my laserdisc player and VCR to my plasma screen.. - It works fine for the S-Video output of the laserdisc player, I get a nice crisp image via the component input of my plasma fed from the amp. - It works fine for the VCR when watching TV, but as soon as I put one of my daughter's old Disney videos in, the screen goes blank and tells me 'No Signal', I expect its because there aren't enough lines of resolution or the signal is so bad it is unable to convert it up to Component video.. (It does mention in rather small print in the manual that the quality of the signal from a VCR may vary when up-converting to Component video.) I'm going to try better cables this evening and maybe cleaning the tape heads. Tonight I shall also set the Audio delay so peoples voices will again co-incide with thier lips moving HURRAH! 18 months of watching people talk before they speak will finally be over.