Summary: We were assured that the unit was fully operational, undamaged and in good condition, and came with a money back guarantee. The units' case was damaged and did not work. An online technician after guiding us thru several tests told us that only a certified tech could fix the unit.
Summary: Ilike what i bought and for the price it does a great job for what it is design to do.For a receiver it works great with my speakers to give a good surrond sound.some of the speaker connections don't work but other than that it works well.
Summary: I've had this unit for 3 years and it's performed flawlessly with amazing clarity and sound. I paired it with a Bose Acoustimass 16 speaker and sub set. Settings are easy once you get used to it.
Sony STR DE697 7.1 Surround Receiver / Not Impressed
15 December 2008
Summary: Underpowered, 3/4 volume is average loudness on a movie. Volume has to be so high during normal listening that the sound quality is degraded. Would be OK for a very small living room/den/bedroom.
Summary: Just received this from Amazon via FedEx home delivery (2 day service, no extra charge). So far, so good. There are a few minor annoyances (only three optical inputs...not one for the DVD player...it is a coaxial input and my DVD player is optical).
Summary: Such good tremble, such good base, such good surround sound, wow, how did I not buy it sooner, I wonder. By the way, the manual is so easy my [...] son was able to figure it out!!! exelent deal, love all the options.
Summary: simply put this processor is to advanced for signals being output. other than processing HDMI and for the price great 48 bit tunes, 3/2.1 dts\surround awesome with 12''subwoofer for a single family house, but condo associations banned it.
Summary: I recently purchased this unit to replace a 12 year old Pioneer audio receiver. I have not been able to set it up yet because the manual that comes with it is virtually incomprehensible to a novice audiophile.