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Sony STR-DE485

DVD and Digital Satellite System receiver control Digital Ci Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DE485

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Overall 6
6.0

It's alright.

Spark, Amazon
15 May 2013
  • Summary: The receiver is good for entry level but you will need to run your sub woofer through one of your front speakers. Even when run on GAME mode (the highest bass output mode, however it does not utilize your center speaker). The bass signal from the sub woofer port on the back does not send out even half the signal that it should. I have a 450 watt 12" powered sub woofer and it barely makes it kick. I run my wires from receiver to sub, sub to right speaker.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor Shipping

Jim D. Ward "afghandoc", Amazon
5 April 2013
  • Summary: Let me start by saying that I am very pleased with the receiver. It functions perfectly and performs to my expectations. I would be happy to rate it five stars if it was not for the shipping. It was several days after placing my order until it was shipped. I may be spoiled by previous orders placed with Amazon that shipped on that day and arrived promptly.
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Overall 10
10

IT IS A GREAT SYSTEM IT LOOKS GREAT AND IS VERY POWERFULL I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

allisonsutphin1, Ebay
2 December 2012
  • Summary: IT IS A GREAT SYSTEM IT LOOKS GREAT AND IS VERY POWERFULL I LOVE IT !SONY ALLWAYS MAKES GREAT SYSTEMS THEY WORK WELL AND LAST A LONG TIME FOR THE PRICE YOU CANT GO WRONG!!!!
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Overall 10
10

Sony is a good brand and I recommend it to my frieds

pedro2936, Ebay
24 January 2009
  • Summary: I like Sony product also it is very good and cheap, I bought it because my other receiver was not working
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Overall 10
10

Great Receiver - 6 years and still going strong!

ataccone04, Ebay
22 December 2008
  • Summary: I can't say enough good things about this product. It's served me well over the 6 years I've owned it, providing excellent surround sound in my movie enjoyment. Sure, it doesn't have the fancy HDMI inputs of modern receivers, but it delivers crisp, digital sound. Plain and simple. I have my Sony upconvert DVD player hooked up via coaxial and my cable box over optical for digital sound from HD channels. I enjoy the blue "Decoding" light in the center of the receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

I Like It

farnuckel, Ebay
14 May 2008
  • Summary: I was surprised it was so dirty when it showed up, but it functions well. It was a good buy.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Overall 10
10

Technology that is NOT Out of Date

omest, Ebay
1 February 2008
  • Summary: With the world forced to enter digital, many of us are finding that our old equipment are not up to the task. Alas that is what the market wants; the newer the better although when you buy anything, it immediately is nearing obsolescence with newer models on the cutting edge. I know I got a bargain in this Sony model STR DE485 when I replaced the my old unit and was able to immediately incorporate its digital connections to my existing newer equipment.
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Overall 8
8.0

To hear bass sounds better, use a subwoofer.

muskos "muskos", Amazon
11 October 2004
  • Summary: I had a similar case with bass sound, which did not come sufficiently good from str-de485. I used a subwoofer and adjusted the surround sound levels with the available controls on the amplifier/receiver; it improved a lot. This is a good product with a low price, especially for home usage. 80 watts is more than sufficient to shake the windows.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Entry-Level Receiver

Colin Mattson, Amazon
28 February 2003
  • Summary: Sony's STR-DE485 is quite a good entry-level A/V receiver. The sound is crisp and clean with little distortion at any volume level, and the FM tuner can lock on to even the weakest stations. With 6 available inputs, the unit is capable and a great component to build a home theater around. Sony also offers the longest warranty in the industry -- competing receivers offer only a 1 year or 90 day warranty while Sony covers both parts and labor for a full two years.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 10
10

Pleasurably surprised.

Craig137, Ciao
4 February 2008
  • Excerpt: "I absolutely love it. Didn't know what to expect. Bought it used and everything works FLAWLESSLY. Before I received it, I was worried about how to get the Virtual Surround Sound (with just 2 speakers). No worries. As a matter of fact, it does MORE than it says it would. Not only is it Virtual Surround automatically with 2 speakers (if you choose that setting); but it seems to give ALL the Cinema settings with just 2 speakers too!!!! So I watch TV ...
  • Pros: Powerful enough .   CLEAN .   Many sound settings .   Has Virtual Surround Sound .
  • Cons: NONE .
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