Summary: I bought this unit to enjoy Dolby digital sound from my DVD player,had a Pro-logic set up prior. For the first 8 or 9 months I was not too happy mainly due to the remote. Not very user friendly esp. if your gear isnt mostly Sony. Dim remote display, necessity to scroll too much etc.
Summary: I performed some work for a local pawn shop and as is our usual arrangement I was offered either mechandise or cash for the work. The shop had a Sony STR-DE945 on the shelf listed for $150. I chose that.
Summary: I purchased this receiver after my old 915 finally crapped out. As expected the rear speakers went for no reason at all. Anyway, I've been using the new 945 for a few months now and so far I have little to complain about!
Summary: Well it has been an entire month since I purchased the Sony STR-DE945 Receiver. If you have not yet made your purchase but were considering the Sony, here are my experiences thus far with the 945. Performance has been exquisite!
Summary: I bought this unit on ebay second hand. I didn't have the money for it last year since I'm in college so I had to wait. I wasn't really interested in the brand new stuff (i.e. 1075) So I waited and got what I could afford. Well, Sony did it again. Other companies don't stand a chance.
Summary: This is my first foray into the Home Theatre arena, and I invested considerable time and effort into reviewing and demo's of various a/v amps. Overall I am extremely happy with the performance of this amplifier. I feel that the versatility and quality make this a great value for the money.
Summary: I've used this receiver for about a year and a half and have never had any problems whatsoever even in a small tv stand with 3 other components I've never had an overheating problem as suggested by others.
Summary: This receiver can get you just about any sound you want from the sound field selection and the other adjustments. Once you get used the remote you can do a lot from your easy chair. It does run a little hot, but I think most of them do. I just would not put another component on top of it.