Summary: I loved this unit at first, then after about a month, most of the buttons on the front panel stopped working. The receiver always wanted to cycle through all the listening modes. I ended up pushing one of the listening mode buttons on the front panel in and jammed a small piece of paper in there to...
Summary: I bought this receiver about 10 years ago and have been very happy with it. For the most part of its life it has been used just as a 2 channel reciever. It has plenty of power, I hooked up a pair of JBL cf-120 speakers and also another set of boston acoustics hs 450.
Summary: I bought this a few years ago as my first audio/video receiver. I'm glad I did, because it's been pretty intuitive as far as setup, and I've had no mechanical problems with it. It has a good sized transformer that will get hot after awhile. The remote is a little funny.
Summary: Picked this av receiver after reading numerous reports on audioreview.com. Very good entry level receiver for the home theater experience. I have had no problems with the product to date. Very happy with it. Used internet pricing and had Sears match it. Saved about $100.
Summary: It took me a while to get a perfect sound of my Bose Speakers. This is a Excellent Receiver with multiple digital (optical and coaxial) inputs. Excellent Sound Quality and Surround Distribution. I enjoy it completely
Summary: Bought this receiver in the spring of '01 for two reasons. First, my old JVC was dying, and second, I wanted to see if the optical input would improve the sound from my Sony 200-CD jukebox, which is pretty sad through the analog outputs.
Summary: Sounded great while it lasted. About a year and a half after i started using it, all sound stopped working. no dts, dolby digital, ANYTHING. now i have to run all the wires to my tv until i save up enough money to buy a receiver that will last me more than two years. SONY stinks!!!
Summary: Runs HOT Remote is for rocket scientist. Bought this receiver before XMas of 00 and found a minor annoyance of something not working (audible pitch for surround speaker set-up). I decided I could live without it as I wanted to use it right away and didn't want the hastle of shipping it back.
Summary: It's New Years 2001/2002, the people are partying and the subs are punding the dance floor, You have a nice home audio system which includes a Sony STR-DE845 and everyone is having a good time.