Been keeping an eye on this receiver for my upgrade.
Has ALL the features one can need from the new line of receivers and also still has the signature Pioneer sound.
The Denon gets all the awards but the Pioneers have never been a let down.
I find this one packs more of a punch than the Denon but thats subjective.
(6 year Supercare for 34.99 extra...worth it imo)
Whathifi review here
AV Tech review here