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Sony STR-DA5300ES

The Sony ES STR-DA5300ES is a home theater receiver that uses HD Read more

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Sony STR-DA5300ES

27 April 2009
  • 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.
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Sony STR-DA5300ES AV Receiver

26 January 2009
  • 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...
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Sony STR-DA5300ES

TechRadar UK
24 March 2008
  • Excerpt: The look, feel and build of the Sony STR-DA5300ES is everything I have come to expect from Sony, with nicely-weighted controls and two solid remote handsets.
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