Summary: This receiver exceeded my expectations! if you could hook a receiver to your system this would be the one. I am very impressed with the power and the look of the whole thing. It has more than enough power to send my klipsch speakers sailing through the living room. I too am very excited about the small remote sent with it. I use the small remote for everything.
Summary: I have always loved Sony products because of their reliablity and functionality. These products tend to be the best per cost value. One can not go wrong when it comes to making the purchase of any Sony product. This machine is absolutly beautiful. Ready to march right out of the box. Keep Sony receivers in mind when starting to build your Home Entertainment .
Summary: I bought this unit for 574 delivered. If you have the following items you will want this reciever a PS3 or blu ray player a TV that has an HDMI input, preferably 1080p I've read up on a lot of the connectivity issues on this unit prior to purchase. I think there is a lot of confusion regarding the new hd sound formats. I hope I can provide some help to individuals reading this post. To get True HD, or DTS master audio from the PS3 you need to do the following.
Summary: I purchased this through Amazon and could not have been happier. The product was delivered promptly and in good condition. It was a breeze to set up and has worked flawlessly. It is a great product and I would recomend it and would buy it again if the need arose.
Summary: I spent the better part of February and April reviewing reports about the different 7.1 receivers available. Looked at Onkyo,Yamaha,Marantz,Integra and Pioneer Elite. I came to the conclusion that this was the receiver for me. Owning a Sony STRDA2ES for the past four years and loving it,made my decision easy. The only reason I'm replacong it is I want a receiver with HDMI to go with the BDPS1 disc player and KDL52XBR4 that I purchased recently.
Summary: This receiver is a HUGE upgrade from my older Sony ES receiver (pre-hdmi), and is worlds better. I loved my old receiver, but it was heavier, ran hotter, had no GUI to speak of, and didn't do video signal upconversion, which meant that changing from my older s-video DVD player to my satelite provider required an input change on the TV as well. NO LONGER! Now I can just use the graphical UI on screen to select the input I want, and it just works.
Summary: This is an awesome receiver with an exceptional GUI! The reviewer must be mistaken, the receiver will pass all digital audio thru the HDMI out (except Analog, and who uses analog sources on a digital AVR) and a HDMI-DVI cable doesn't carry the audio because DVI is video only! Don't give a product 1 Star if your equipment is outdated and don't understand how it's supposed to be connected. I couldn't be happier with mine. Ditto!
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace a Sony receiver that I had for 4 yrs. It cost a good bit more than the old one but is well worth every penny. The three HDMI inputs and 1 output was exactly what I needed to hook up a DVD/VCR recorder, 400 disc cd player, and a BluRay player.It also has a DMPORT that I have my IPOD hooked up to. Excellent 1080P upscaling on regular DVD'S. I have found nothing negative and can only say,"EXCELLENT RECEIVER.
Summary: I purchased a Sony 3300 es to compliment my Sony PS3 and Sony 60" Grand Wega television. Sounds great, right? Wrong. The receiver was unable to pass audio (kind of important) through the PS3 hdmi cable. After literally hours of setting changes, cable swaps, and calls to customer service, no solution was found. So I swapped it for another one, and had the same problem. So I swapped it (again) for a Denon. Denon worked right out the box where the Sony would not.