Used broken receiver parts fixed my broken receiver.
3 September 2012
Summary: I purchased the used not working sony receiver to repair my broken STR DE835. I used the main board from the used receiver and added my front panel & digital board to it and I have working receiver now. The vendors comments were correct that the broken receiver power up and based that comment to purchase it to fix mine.
Great while it lasted. Just need to get a new one.
2 September 2012
Summary: Ours is about 10 years old and worked great until recently. It still works, but it keeps shutting down the left speaker and if you play older albums (IE from the 60's) where the tracks were on different speakers, you need to sing along with the lead vocal, or else there's no lead vocal. Something is blown in it.
Summary: I bought this to put into a vintage cabinet because of its small size but strong output. It is also versitile with a lot of input connections. As yet, I have not powered it up and cannot comment on its sound. I will get around to the cabinet installation when I select the appropiate turntable. Then, after I use it for awhile, I'll sell it. I tried turning it on but the power button is stuck and doesn't move.
Summary: I love this receiver, great sound quality and extremely solid construction so it doen't look and feel cheap like a lot of newer receivers. Should last many many years and provide great sound output!
Summary: I have this unit. It was more than ample filling a 24 by 35 great room with fair quality sound. It has way too many sound field selections AND YES, it can be turned off by the remote. But it just died. Of course, it is more than 7 years old and out of warrantee. No one will service this thing. Sony promises to take a look at the unit for $122 so long as I ship it to them ($expensive$). It seems more cost efficient to simply buy a new unit. Oh Well.