Summary: This unit has been working after the disappointment with the STR DA5200ES. Doesn't have switch and unswitched power outlets in the back, but delivers great sound and picture quality. Overall it serves it purpose and will highly recommend it.
Summary: I just purchased a new Sony Bravia XBR 52in. LCD TV. I started doing research on receivers that have HDMI inputs, since everything is going to HDMI. I wanted a Sony because of its quality and reputation. I had a Sony 5.1 receiver before this one, and I loved it. I started going on the Sony website and looking at their ES line of receivers. I fell in love with them because of their video upscaling and also there number of HDMI inputs.
Everything you'll need in a receiver and MUCH more
6 September 2008
Summary: This receiver has really too many features. That's never been a bad thing and you are really getting one of the best home theater receivers available. The main thing I was looking for in a receiver was 1080p up-conversion and HDMI pass through. This has PLENTY of HDMI ports and I can't imagine someone needing more than what's provided with this piece of hardware.
Summary: great features, price won't break the bank for Sony's top of the line receiver, bravia system links all other sony products. Easy to use and follow instructions. Many different ways to customize your system, supplied microphone automatically sets your speakers to your room.
Summary: This receiver exceded my expectations, particularly in the area of up-conversion. Non-HD satellite programming is MUCH clearer when viewed through the Sony receiver. Plenty of inputs for all my audio and video equipment, too. Manual leaves a bit to be desired for sorting out zone set-up, but that's my only ding.