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.
Summary: Had this unit now over 1 year, flawless, huge amounts of flexibility, and reserve power. Driving polk monitor 70,s Polk CSA4, Polk FXI 3,s for side and rear surrounds. Clear wonderful blue ray hook up took 30 seconds, flawless. Built like a bank vault.............
Summary: I highly recommend this receiver to anyone who plans on not purchasing another for quite some time. It is jam packed with all the latest formats for your digital components. It probably won't be outdated for another 10-15 years.
Summary: The Sony ES STR-DA5300ES does everything I need and want it to do. I love the GUI. It makes it easy for everyone especially novices using the receiver to find what they want to use. I found a great deal through Amazon and the company provided fast shipping. The receiver arrived in great condition.
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.
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.