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. I was told repetidly that the top of the DB line is better than the bottom of the ES 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. The RCA connectors on the rear of the unit are gold plated (a nice and unexpected touch). I recommend that you investigate the price/value offered by this receiver if you are considering a home theater purchase.([...
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. The power is extreme (I've never moved the power past 4, and that was incredibly loud, yet it doesn't go to 11!) but the sound is extremely clear to my Paradigm speakers.
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 an outstanding receiver for the money! I could'nt ask for more, i don't miss THX cert. at all. i just hope there are lots of DTS DVD's out there.
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. And let me tell you the dts is absolutely awesome. If you don't want to mortgage the house but you want to enjoy dts this is the receiver for you.
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...
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 that way, but the build in tuner works well enough, bring DVD's to life with full suround, its the only way to watch and hear your favorite films, works fine with just plain...
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. This receiver is pretty heavy, it was the mid market receiver for Sony and it won quite a few awards. Most notably with Home CIname Choice. Setup.
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.