Summary: Great receiver, excellent sound, good price. We bought it to replace a very expensive Marantz that caused a loud buzzing sound whenever it was turned on. It only lasted 4 years, two of which we put up with the buzz. Looking forward to seeing how long the Sony gives us great sound.
Summary: I've owned this receiver for about 6 years now and I refuse to give it up. Reason being, this is the best receiver I've ever owned. I have had to replace it in my living room due the lack of hdmi out puts or in puts. I have a str-da4400es in my living room now and it does not even compare. The 3000es does not heat up like my new one. One of the cleanest sounding receivers you'll ever hear. I can't figure out why sony quit putting s master in their units.
Summary: I deceided to upgrade to a 7.1 system and i think i found the perfect one for me , it has plenty of power at 150 x 7 and all the inputs i need for now and the future . Overall i am very happy with my purchase .
Summary: Great receiver lot of power for your dollor. Five optical outs 2 Hd outs easy to configure. Rear speakers were much louder then my previous amp. My system is 7.1 with two and this amp drives it very well and clean.