And after all these years without HDMI using optional from z-1 box and optical from older bdp-1000es it is still rocking great n
Drew M., Amazon
28 June 2015
Summary: I bought this receiver new.....in 2006....was my main room receiver for many years, used daily, for the last 5 years it has been in our master bed room controlling a Definitive technology mythos ssa-50 with an older 12" klipsch sub also used daily.
Summary: Im not sure what the previous reviewers problems were? But My sony STR-DA3000 ES has been working perfectly for 3 years now. I have driving my 7.1 setup of Mirage Omnistats and Polk Sub in the Game room and controling the XM/CD music piped outside under our two decks!
HORRIBLE, This receiver didn't work or even PLAY static OUT OF THE BOX NEW!!!
R. Johnson, Amazon
23 December 2006
Summary: ZERO TO NEGATIVE STARS. I don't know if I can blame it on the retailer because there might have been a recall on these or what. It took me 2 months and 9 or 10 hours of wasted time with SONY service. After the technicians couldn't fix at Sony HQ in San Diego I received a full refund.
Summary: Sony replaced an older es model of mine with this after my old one broke. It took Sony "9 months" to replace the receiver. After numerous calls to rude operators with no answers I finally threatened to sue. Only then did I get my replacement.