I want to address a few comments made in this review:
1. NAD has been doing modular design for the last 5 years at least. This is nothing new to them. Its probably working for them unlike Onkyo/Integra because of their much better customer support. Lets face it, Onkyo/Integra are near the bottom for customer support.
2. Not everyone wants an ipod dock nor do they want to listen to a compressed music format. I can totally understand why they leave off tripe like that. Video upscaling isn't really necessary as its done now by the displays and the DVD players. Its becomming a redundant feature and is only useful with older legacy equipement. MOst users need more than 4 HDMI? I only use two out of my 4 HDMI inputs on the Yamaha? Where did you come up with this benchmark?
I can understand NADs philosophy unlike most receiver manufactureres who are cramming features in by the truck load at the expense of cheaper power supply/amplifier circuits and reliability. From this review, its very apparant that you did not like this unit from the onset and you made it quite clear in your "biased" preview of this unit.