Summary: Terrific high quality unit, have an es 5300 as a pre/pro in my main system. Using this for my bedroom system. Plenty of power , lots of inputs very high quality bulid quality( built like a bank vault)
Summary: This reciever is a good upgrade from last one.Price nice because it's a couple of years old,(although new in box).It's got good powerful sound,and sound fields,A,F.D.(auto format direct) in particular are cool the way they decode incoming signals and use different speakers accordingly.Small beefs: won't convert S-VHS analog S-Video signal to H.D.M.I. must use composite video cables for H.D.M.I up-conversion. #2: could use more than 2 H.D,M.I. inputs. O.K.
Good Receiver, Don't Misunderstand The Video Upconversion
Gundy Gunderson, Amazon
27 December 2007
Summary: I never setup one these before and it was easy. The instructions are clear. One thing that is not clear is the video upconversion. What you are looking for is called upscaling and certain DVD players do that. This receiver will upconvert an SD signal to a maximum of 480p. A lot of reviews say that it will do more than that and that is not true! My TV displays the signal type and I am getting 480p from SD signals. My DVD player upscales and I get 1080i.
Summary: For indepth reviews I go to UK based sites (What HiFi) and found that the model down from the DA3200es (DA1200es)is considered one of the Hi Fi bargains of the '06 and as such received very high praise. Enough said!
Summary: I have owned the 3200 for a little over 2 months. I was looking for a mid-range receiver to drive my 4ohm M&K speakers. Unfortunately, that ruled out some of the cheaper receivers under $500. I also wanted HDMI switching for my cable box, xbox 360 HD DVD player and ps3. The goal was one cable to the TV. Almost. My HD comcast dvr did not want to coorperate with the plan and the copy protection said it did not support HDMI repeaters. Who knew?
Summary: STRENGTHS Excellent sound quality, with Plenty of power and does not get too hot Has built in equalizer Excellent up-conversion of cable boxes and analog sources HDMI pass through of 1080I work great Super easy speaker calibration WEAKNESSES The incremental changes in volume level are just 0.5 dB when using the remote so it is not very responsive to changes in the volume.
Summary: Well, I decided to bite the bullet and buy this receiver despite the lack of reviews. Let me preface this review by saying that I am just a normal guy who likes good quality sound, and am by no means an audiophile. I am however a pretty thorough shopper and knew what I was looking for: a good quality receiver that could do HDMI switching for a good price. Unfortunately, those three qualifications seem to rarely line up...