Summary: With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface, and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.
Pros: Excellent graphical user interface; six HDMI 1.3 inputs; can upconvert all analog signals to HDMI; user-selectable output resolution; excellent upconversion video quality; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; can switch between nine high-definition video sources; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
Cons: Expensive; main remote can be confusing, although simpler remote provided; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding cannot be used with current crop of high-definition video players.
Excerpt: They hit the nail on the head with this one! Crutchfield says: Meet the flagship home theater receiver in Sony's premium ES line. The STR-DA5300ES fills your room with dynamic, involving surround sound and provides superb picture quality from all of your video sources. This receiver's precisio...