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Sony STR-DE897
3.7 out of 10

Sony STR-DE897

Component Video Pass-Through Black Finish A/V Receiver (Also Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DE897

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Overall 10
10

It Rocks!

mopsie, Amazon
11 February 2016
  • Summary: Exceeded my expectations! Arrived early in perfect shape. Seller included a wonderful AV cable with it. My concert DVDs now come alive. Great sound. Rock solid. I'm very happy.
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Overall 10
10

Great sound and reliable

Gabriel, Amazon
15 October 2005
  • Summary: It has great sound and it's very reliable. Has served me well, the manual can use quite a bit of work and the learning curve is a little steep but quite worth it.
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Overall 10
10

Superb!

S. Pendergast, Amazon
19 June 2005
  • Summary: I purchased this receiver with Sony's SA-VE367T 7.1 speaker system. Circuit City offered a package deal and a great price. I had been wanting to upgrade to 7.1 but wasn't willing to spend thousands my first go-round. Biggest tip: BUY THE BEST QUALITY A/V CABLES YOU CAN AFFORD!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Stricly 8 ohm and annoying hum

G.W., Amazon
15 June 2005
  • Summary: I expected better from Sony but this unit only accepts 8 ohm speakers. It was not listed as so and there is a 60HZ ac hum which shows poor filterig. Other features are fine but falls short in quality sound.
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Overall 10
10

NEAT!!!

Frank, Amazon
26 May 2005
  • Summary: This is my 3 Sony receiver and they have all worked flawlessly. This one replaces a lower rung Sony 5.1 receiver. This is my first in the silver color and it is stunning, with the front having a brushed aluminum look. It compliments all the other components that seem to have turned silver overnight.
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

C. Purdon, Amazon
12 May 2005
  • Summary: This is a great unit for the price. The set up went fairly smoothly. I have to admit that I am not 100% sure that the "sound" is optimized to my listening area, but that is probably due to my own (in)abilities as an audio technician.
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Overall 6
6.0

blown pre-channel

J. Glasser, Amazon
2 May 2005
  • Summary: This receiver was a massive upgrade from the Magnavox I had for 10 years. Sounds decent, lots of inputs, I felt the setup was easy. The remote is tedious to operate and program indeed.
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Overall 10
10

Love the Sony

S. Garvey, Amazon
24 April 2005
  • Summary: I recently replaced my JVC surround receiver with this one. I love it, now I have all the inputs I need for VCR, DVD, Sattelite, Etc.. It also lets me connect composit video devices and send them to my monitor through the s-video jack.
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Overall 4
4.0

SONY makes great TVs and that's it

Eduardo Neecha, Amazon
18 April 2005
  • Summary: My best friend has this receiver and every time we're at his house watching a movie I can barely keep from cringing during any musical peaks, this receiver is so unpleasant. For the same or just a tiny bit more you would be much better off getting an Onkyo or best of all, Harman Kardon receiver.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice sound. Controls are terrible

Khaldoon B. Sakkal, Amazon
16 April 2005
  • Summary: This unit looks nice and the sound is very good. Setup is not easy at all. The manual is terrible, and the user interface is very poor. For example, you cannot search for radio stations from the remote; you must enter the frequency or use the main unit dials.
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