Summary: This unit was purchased on 10/6/2014 - serial number 8500530. This unit was bought to replace one purchased on 6/1/2013 - serial number 8802238. The first unit lost its hdmi outputs. I liked the unit so I bought another. The new unit had half the functionality - 'upgrade' they said.
Exactly What I Needed, Now I have the 'Brains' to my 7.2 Sound System!:
13 June 2015
Summary: It's about 'Control4' Home automation, and this STR-DA2800ES 7.2 A/V Receiver is the 'brains' of the whole setup. Expanding from 5.1 to 7.2 surround sound and a new 70" 4K UHD TV to be mounted to a custom-built remote control wall mount where the motor will be embedded 'into' the wall so that the...
good luck getting features to work and sony to help you if they dont
10 June 2015
Summary: worked great first week but has had many bugs. freezes up must be rebooted constantly had to send for repaired they replace video board and some switch inside. worked good again for about a few weeks and acted up again.
This is A Super Home Theater receiver for the right price
Micheal T., Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: This is A Super Home Theater receiver for the right price, NOT the retail price of A grand, look around I was able to get one (str da2800ES) for A little under 600 and for that amount it is A great deal. I have read many reviews and other people's comments and /or complaints.
Specifically bought it so I don't have to turn my Playstation on and use the controller towatch Netflix. Unfortunately it does n
Michael H, Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: This item advertises that it does video streaming. It does not. Specifically bought it so I don't have to turn my Playstation on and use the controller to watch Netflix. Unfortunately it does not do video streaming as advertised.
The Sony STR-DA2800ES with let you use Netflix but it ...
Michael Plummer, Amazon
3 July 2014
Summary: The Sony STR-DA2800ES with let you use Netflix but it will not let you change profiles. :-( You should just get a STR-DA1800ES and another device to Stream media and maybe have Blu-ray player also.
Summary: I got this to "upgrade" by 20-yar-old Sony receiver. while its definitely an upgrade, I'm pretty disappointed in some of the features that were supposed to integrate my system. The "pass-through" feature is supposed to pass the signal through the receiver if the receiver is off.
Great receiver with clear sound and nice hub design
C L C, Amazon
29 January 2014
Summary: I've had this receiver for about 4 days now and I've listened to it everyday with lots of hours on it tweaking the sound fields and options. It has really clean sound and is a breeze to hook up. The set up program is super easy to use and in no time you will have this receiver up and running.
Summary: I'm really happy with this receiver. It's driving Klipsch reference series mains and surround speakers. HDMI input from Tivo, BluRay, and a Mac mini are easily fed to a 55" Panasonic plasma. The home theater experience is definitely improved in my house with this purchase.