Summary: I have long been a fan of Sony ES Products. Having bought an ES Receiver in 1995, it has lasted all these years and still works. With Digital HD TV conversion, I decided to upgrade my AV system and started with the lowest model of ES receiver available. The 2400ES give me most of what I needed.
Summary: The ES series are known for lower distortion amplifiers and they sound great. Don't forget about the impact distortion has on the longevity of your speakers as well. Matched these up with some Boston ceiling speakers and a Atlantic Technology sub. Very pleased with the results.
Summary: I was not prepared for the menus GUI, cinema settings, Hdmi ... etc. It was tough start because I had a new 52' Sony TV,blue ray player, new speakers with the receiver. I am a novice with this but eventually I figured it all out.
Summary: I recently purchased this item; bought it online for 569.00. Excellent sound, some smart features, I get very good FM radio reception. I have it linked to other Sony products including the KDL 52XBR9 and a Sony BluRay player, so it all comes up with one button.
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace my Denon AVR-1707 which was an amazing 5.1 receiver as well, but I needed to upgrade to compliment my PS3 and 42" TV. So I needed a receiver with HDMI inputs and I'll tell you.
Summary: I was willing to spend as much as three times what I spent on this receiver but based on my previous experience with Sony ES products plus online reviews, I decided to go with this system. I particularly like the GUI interface for setting things up.
Summary: Is it just me or are all home theater receivers just too feature-packed? I'm relatively tech savy, but this thing is humbling. More ways to set this thing up than any non-professional would ever need.
Summary: I bought this component to take advantage of all the features of my Sony Bravia XBR KDL-52XBR6 TV and Sony BDP-S550 1080p Blu-ray Player. The integration into my system was as easy as possible with the HDMI cables.