Summary: I BOUGHT THE 1200 ES AMP NEW Sony STR-DA2400ESB 7.1 Channel AV Receiver in Black FROM AMAZON A WHILE BACK NOW. EVERYTHING SEEMED FINE ON OPENING THE BOX I PLUGGED THIS ITEM INTO MY BRAVIA 50" HD Rear Projection TV and all seemed fine with the world. Unfortunately over time Sony STR-DA1200ES - STRDA 7.1 Multi Channel - Home Cinema Receiver With HDMI - Silver the amplifier has completely ruined the picture on my television for viewing Blu Ray,Laserdisc,DVD the pictures...
Sony STR DA1200ES/B: A solid hub for your entertainment unit
13 January 2011
Summary: I bought my 1200ES as I have a number of games consoles, and also sometimes play music over optical through a laptop. I have a 5.1 setup (Acoustic Energy speakers) although the device does support up to 7.1. In general I am extremely pleased with this amp, it sounds great, its packed with features and has a fair degree of customisation.
Summary: Just a quick response to the above really. Firstly the sound of any surrouns system does rely HEAVILY on the speakers used. If you are in the market for a surround sound amp then you are fairly serious about movies etc, so matching equipment is essential. I use B&W speakers as they are 'bright' . The Sony amp does seem to tame this, if you use bass heavy speakers then you will get bass heavy response.
Summary: I've had mine for over two years and it's awful - can't wait to dispose, don't buy, another nasty Sony product. It delays speech. Significantly. 'Makes actors look stupid. Fussy controls and very heavy. It 'knows better'. It will show one movie through at a specific volume, put another one in and it violently switches itself off, ruining the movie halfway through - you have to switch it on and scroll down to a lower volume than you just had, or it will happen again, and...
Summary: Had this for a little while now, it's amazing, and available in silver (I just love the retro look), unlike the bland blank that most electricals seem to be made in at present, well made solid and sounds awesome, about to use it with a Philips BDP7500SL Blu-Ray Player (also available in silver) worth every penny! Also has a fancy looking blue neon light strip for when digital sound is passed through.
Summary: There are four words to describe this beast, SOLID, POWERFUL, INVOLVING and UGLY. It has superb, powerful sound. Totally engulfs you. When hooked up as a 5.1 channel surround sound system, it shakes walls. Its not just noise coming out of the speakers, it is atmosphere. It manages to suck you in into whats happening on screen.