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Panasonic SA-XR57
4.6 out of 10

Panasonic SA-XR57

Home Theater Receiver with Full-Digital Amplifier, HDMI In/Out w Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic SA-XR57

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Overall 10
10

still kicking and very tough to replace

KG, Amazon
27 September 2011
  • Summary: This receiver sounds beautiful, and is able to handle my 4 ohm axiom m80 towers with ease. I just bought an hdmi switcher to give me more hdmi connections, I may go with this setup for a while. Connect an apple tv to this receiver and it has most everything I need.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent!

R. L. Frank, Amazon
16 May 2010
  • Summary: I've had this unit for a couple of years. We use it with a Panasonic Viera TV and a Panasonic blu-ray player. The sound is superb. It really is fun listening to the THX sounds before or after a movie. The FM receiver works very well with good stereo separation and /sn ratio.
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Overall 8
8.0

utility receiver

N. Chandran "vpcnk", Amazon
3 July 2009
  • Summary: since i already have a sa-xr55, i knew what i was getting into when i bought the sa-xr57. the 57 looks better than the 55. beyond that the only main difference is the hdmi interface in the 57.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic hit another homerun!

St.Louis Rams, Amazon
4 August 2008
  • Summary: After reading so many reviews complaining about its video features, I still decided to go with XR57, the successor to XR55 THE GREAT simply because of the great audio output and XR57 certainly did not disappoint me at all. The sound is absolutely stunning from a sub-$300 amp.
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Overall 6
6.0

5 star sound, 2 star interface

Kevin M. Powell, Amazon
1 August 2008
  • Summary: 5 star sound, 2 star interface Bottom line: this receiver sounds great - but has a very clumsy interface, and doesn't fully support `Viera Link'. More detail: My setup: KEF HTS 2001 (front/center), Paradigm Atom surrounds, Paradigm PDR8 sub 42" Panasonic Viera 85U, Sony 700 DVD player, over the air...
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Overall 10
10

Great practical, full featured home theater receiver!

James R. Torrico "Neighborhood Tech-support", Amazon
20 July 2008
  • Summary: I was looking diligently for a home theater receiver that didn't require previous Jet Fighter Pilot experience to navigate through the numerous features. Although I would have no problem, I was setting up a home theater for my family, that they should be able to use without calling "Tech Support"...
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Overall 8
8.0

awesome for the money

Skyislander, Amazon
12 July 2008
  • Summary: There are some really great reviews below so I will just share how mine is set up, what I love, what I like, what I don't like. Here goes... 1) speakers are klipsch reference 82; I also have a center channel and surrounds so currently 5.1 for TV and movies and bi-wired w/sub woofer for CD's...
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Overall 10
10

Incredible sound quality, no 1080p. Aaaahhh!!!

Daniel J. Zajic, Amazon
22 June 2008
  • Summary: I love this thing. However, it might be going back to the store because it can't handle 1080p! I'm dissappointed. I should have read the owner's manual not just the specs on the store's website.
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Overall 2
2.0

1080p no-go

W. Walcott, Amazon
21 June 2008
  • Summary: As I reviewed the listing for this product, it was not clear what resolutions it supported. if you have 1080p in your plans (and who doesn't), this is the wrong choice according to the user manual.
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Overall 6
6.0

Limited functionality: home theatre for DVD, pretty much

tomh, Amazon
1 June 2008
  • Summary: To me, the promise and point of HDMI is that you have a single cable going to your TV (and even a single cable from other components). But this unit will only work this way if you are just using a DVD player (or just connecting HDTV) because the single HDMI output is just a pass-through for the...
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