Summary: When I received my product it was in excellent used condition. It has all the multi function that I needed to hook up all my speakers, front rear and middle all conncection are in great working condition. The sound is crisp and clear.
Summary: I have had mine for two years and do not have one complaint. The price was high at the time, but the Receiver has not disappointed me. It has plenty of outputs/inputs (especially) digital for a beginning to an intermediate level home theater system. I have not heard any hissing sounds. I am currenlty expanding my components and due to the 3 digitial inputs, am having no problems. The specs. say it has Pre-amp outputs, but I don't see them.
Summary: I bought mine when the receivers capable of DTS and Dolby Digital were still a new and expensive commodity. When this model came out it was a real price break through for we people on limited budgets. I have had no problems (including hiss) with mine and I really enjoy it for dvds and cd's both. I bought good cables, have some decent Infinity speakers and it will go as loud as you want.
Summary: the remote is useless in the dark...glow in the dark remote...shessh...multi function remote which only works if your eyes are 20/20 and all the lights in the room are on.... otherwise I love it and I would have given it 5 stars so the choice is yours...
Summary: This is one great surround sound receiver! After picking up a DVD player, I needed a receiver that could do DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1. The Sony DE545 handles all my components with ease, and while you do need to input speaker information, location, size, etc., this fine tuning pays off! Movies like Braveheart and Jurassic Park shake the walls! I would highly recommend this product to anyone, but check prices, as I found mine at BestBuy for $249 on sale!