Summary: I spent quite a bit of time researching receivers for my new home theater system. I finally went with Sony and am extremely happy. The DB line is there middle of the road line--this receiver is the top of that line.
Summary: I concurr with most of what the others have written here. The STR-DB930 is very well built and a bargain for the price. The STR-DB830 also deserves consideration. The receiver's amp has low distortion across 5 channels at full audio bandwidth.
Great receiver, but the two way remote could be better..
15 November 1999
Summary: Sony isn't known for their receivers, but the STR-DB series seem to be the exceptions. They are build extremely well (they weight a ton) and have very high quality components. I recently got this receiver to complete my home theator system and couldn't be more pleased.
It's an ES Receiver with at least $300.00 rebate in it....
14 November 1999
Summary: If you want it with multi room capability go with this one, otherwise the DB830 is a better buy. Looks and sounds a lot better than the DE series. I'm not a big fan of SONY(receivers) to be honest, but the sound,features,looks and the way this receiver was constructed is to good to pass up and it's...
Summary: This receiver has a little of everything. This receiver has the optical and s video input for your satellite dish. Matter of fact it has s video and optical audio inputs for dvd, satellite and md. After a while the remote becomes a thing you can't live without.
Excerpt: I have had my amp for 8 years and its packed in after a heavy hammering, I need a replacement of the same make :) This maybe a heavy amp in weight but its all got a kick ass sound to it Amos De Roover The Latin Crew 2009... I
Excerpt: A real quality system, you could pay 3 times the price for similar sounds, make sure you use this product with a full complement of speakers, you really do not want to miss a thing, I hardley use the radio functions, as mine is hooked up directly to a freeview box and I tend to listen too the radio...
Pros: quality external sound processor and amp, excellent sound reproduction
Excerpt: This will be tidied up when I next play with it! I have owned this receiver for nearly 5 years, it was nearly £500. I got £25 off. Basic details, 100 watts RMS per channel, 5 channels, on board Dolby Digital up to 5.1, DTS and Dolby Prologic.
Excerpt: Hallo liebe Leserinnen und Leser, nachdem ich ja schon über meinen Fernseher und meinen DVD-Player berichtet habe, setze ich hiermit meine Serie über mein Wohnzimmer-Kino ;-) mit meinem Receiver fort.