Thanks to all who helped me with my DD troubles! My system consists of the JVC RX-9010VBK receiver, some old Kenwood 3-way towers, a BA CRC center, and BA VRS Micros for the surrounds. Stereo impressions: This receiver delivers solid performance in 2-ch stereo mode through the Kenwood towers. Much more impressive than the old Onkyo Pro Logic receiver I had. 5-ch stereo is nice too. I'm not sure if it's an actual 120W, but it is definately more than the Onkyo (55W). Good clean sound. DD/DTS: T2 was awesome! My wife even enjoyed it, and she's not much for action movies. (I think she's just glad that I got the thing working. It only took 3 days....) I felt that there wasn't enough coming from the main L&R and the rears, so I turned the center down a couple of dB and bumped the rears up a couple. I think a litte more fine tuning is in order, but out of the box it was great. Keep in mind that I don't have a sub yet, but the 10's in the Kenwoods were doing a pretty good job. Now if I can just convice the wife that we NEED the CR85s.... DPL: I have an older Dish Network receiver, using the composite inputs. Sounds pretty good on "regular" TV. INPUTS/FEATURES: Man! This joker has just about everything I'll ever need. This is also one of the factors that helped me sell it to my wife. I think this is the last receiver I'll purchase for a long time. A day or so of fine tuning is still in order, but overall I am very pleased. The feature-to-price ratio was incredible. I researched for about two months before I made this purchase. I looked at Yamaha, Denon, Sony, Onkyo, etc. Nothing else came close, except maybe the Yamaha, but it was quite a bit higher. I paid $332 from www.etronics.com, including shipping. If you have any specific questions, gimme a buzz and I'll try to answer it. 'Course I still have a long way to go in uncovering all of the features on this receiver.