Summary: I like this receiver - it works well enough for me. The sound is clean and powerful. However; it is not without its quirks. Like one other reviewer mentioned, for digital DVD audio you do not get "optical audio in" for DVD inputs, but only coaxial.
Summary: If you need to drive your 7.1 surround speakers, this SONY does a nice job. It is not the best out there, but it may very well be the best one for the money. All video sources are "upconverted" to S-VIDEO to send them all to your TV with one cable.
Summary: I got this thing last week, and at one eighty-four shipped; that is tough to beat. It was two forty nine retail in store or higher (plus tax). Not too keen on the remote .... kind of weak and not intuitive (lots of buttons, not too much funtionality .....
Summary: We are happy with this Sony receiver and have had no problems thus far. We bought it to upgrade our old receiver which was not dolby digital. We notice a huge difference in sound now when we watch a dvd movie. Very nice receiver for the money.
Summary: Receiver works well. Manual was difficult to understand and poor instructions(non-existent) for programing the unit for other remote controls. A little underpowered, but seems like a good quality unit for the money.
Summary: I would have to agree with the previous user who said that the instruction manual was difficult to understand. Yet, I enjoy setting up components and speakers while trying to find certain acoustic angles throughout the room. In other words...the instruction manual really didn't bother me.
Summary: Ich besitze diesen Verstärker nun schon seit einigen Jahren und habe ihn mit verschiedenen Lautsprechern betrieben. Das Gerät bietet sehr viele digitale Eingänge, so habe ich PC, Sat-Stb, Xbox, Xbox 360 angeschlossen und immernoch freie Anschlüsse.
Summary: Der Sony STR-DE 698 ist ein Verstärker der günstigen Einstiegsklasse, wo man einfach nichs falsch machen kann! Der Verstärker unterstützt alle gängigen Audioformate uns besticht durch sein sehr Voluminöses Klangbild, was selbst bei sehr leisen Einstellungen und den entsprechenden Boxen...