Summary: I have lived with a previous Sony receiver since the late 1990's. As HDTV and 7.1 surround capabilities began taking a foothold I knew I wanted to upgrade again to something that would last another decade into technical change.
Summary: When my previous Sony AVR box developed a burn out on several speaker outputs (probably because I shorted them out when trying to screw speaker wires into the terminal pads), I shopped for a new one.
Summary: This is an excellent system. The audio and video are both as good as anything I can hear/see. It has amazing flexibility and connectivity. I am able to do a few "technically challenging" tasks with it (using 2 audio zones, with video of DVD photos on a TV in one room, audio from a different source -...
Summary: It's nice to be able to switch up to 4 HDMI components and have only one HDMI cable going to your TV carrying the audio and video signals. The auto calibration is pretty accurate and very simple to perform. I purchased a $275 sound pressure meter to check this.
Summary: Excellent Receiver, if you're thinking on which receiver to buy Onkyo or Sony. Go with this one. I mean everything is better than the Onkyo. The Onkyo receiver is nothing compare to this one. A friend of mine has the Onkyo 606, and man I telling you my Sony is a lot much better than the Onkyo.