Summary: I have had this receiver for several weeks now and it has been light years ahead of what it replaced. Lots of inputs and assignable, flexible. For example you can actually assign video inputs to things like the MD in and gain another video source :) The gui is awesome aswell, everything is namable,...
Summary: I purchased this high end receiver with high expectations. Although it is sleek looking it has very poor sound quality and very limited audio adjustments. It seems to be cheeply made and poorly engineered. It is adequate as a video hub, however, very poor as a home theater receiver.
Summary: This is a very good Receiver When it comes right down to it, audio quality is the most important feature of a surround sound receiver. The STR-DA5500ES does not disappoint. Quality is far above what I would expect from a receiver at this price point.
Summary: Pros: Incredible sound performance, amazing video processing Cons: assigning imputs such as BD or SAT to hdmi allows for video imput but not audio. Summary: I have researched Sony's es line for the last three years.
Summary: I have purchased numerous Sony ES series receivers over the past years, but Sony has continued to cut back on their build quality over the years, and their receivers are now JUNK. My Sony 5500ES receiver completely failed after just 10 months of use!