I purchased this Receiver at my local Circuit City about 7 years ago. It is a 5.1 surround receiver is compatible with my Sony CD 5 Disk Changer and Sony DVD player. I can watch tv shows through my surround speakers which it came with 3 small speakers a center and two rears. It also came with a 50 watt subwoofer which is not to powerful but great for a small room. I can even listen to my Sirius Satellite Radio through this withe home kit. It has multiple different settings for the type of entertainment sound you wish to experience. I enjoy this system very much it has been great for watching movies and shows on TV. Sporting events are great to. I have had no problems with any of my sony products. Sony has developed a great line of electronics and I would recommend any of these products.