Although marketed as an "Entry Level" system, the "HTP 072" 5.1 surround system is anything but.
With all of the features that you'd expect from a system that came out this year, this system has it all:
+ 100w/ channel
+ 4K HD (aka 2x 1080)
+ 3D- compatible
+ iOS connectors
+ "Eco Mode"
+ stream multi-lossy format compatible (mp3, wma, aac)
The sound on this is, as Pioneer products have always been, powerful.
Although not as crisp and pristine as the Marantz 1504, it is much more powerful.
There's only one thing that I find an annoying drawback: Pioneer opted to support the A/V receiver with some low-end accessories. The speaker wires are barely pass as acceptable.
Before I tested out the supplied speakers, I attached the main AV unit to Yamaha's NS-SP1800 speaker set along with MediaBridge's 16-gauge speaker wire. There's no comparison. The true fidelity of the Pioneer shines through the Yamaha speakers and the 16-gauge speaker wire.
At $400, the HTP 072 sits at the higher end of the moderately priced home theater systems. You can actually find many of last year's higher end models with most of the same features as this system for about $50-$275 (minus this year's bells and whistles, of course)... and, that's what makes it so disappointing: a quality receiver and lower level speaker and budget wiring.
If you were just to buy the receiver or if you have a great pair of speakers like the Yamaha and just upgrade by the piece, this becomes a stellar, stellar home theater system that you won't need to replace for at least 7 years.