Summary: I Love Sony products. I have 3 Sony Receivers My oldest one is STR-K660p and it's still working in my bedroom. The second is STR-DE975 AV Receiver 5.1 in my living room. The third which I purchased to replace a Technics Receiver. This is the best AV Receiver I have every purchased. I like the fact that you can set-up your speaker system to give you the best sound for your room with the Optimizer Microphone. Please use this devise. the 7.1 channel Surround sound is great.
Summary: The auto-calibration feature is awesome, though this is the first receiver I have used it on, so can't speak to quality versus others. Used it to set-up 7.1 surround and when used with first person shooters the surround space was created accurately enough to be on par with turtle beach headphones. Used HDMI on two TVs and many devices with success, though it does not work for 3d when paired with the slim samsung 3d bluray player.
Sony is a great product that i would recommend to anyone.
12 June 2012
Summary: The reason i bought this receiver is i love Sony stereo equipment. I have bought a lot of stereo stuff in my life and they stand up as one of the best. I have purchased a lot of things off ebay and have been happy with all my purchases. I am building a set of speakers for my home that i hope to hook up to this receiver. Hope this helps anyone interested in purchasing stereo equipment.
Summary: I picked this up about a year ago. Currently in search of a blu ray player soooo many choices! Saw these reviews had to put in my two cents! This is a great receiver once you figure out all it can do it took me hours of playing around with settings and pushing buttons to get the best sound.
Summary: In 07 I did UP-grade my old 5.1 system to get to the newer level of quality in sound, images, compatibility, connectivity and entertainment. I did start with a 60" 1080p Sony screen, then add a PS3 (for game, DVD, blue-ray, and HDMI). Well my old Technics db-pro receiver did need to get replace to keep-up with the new standart. I didn't have allot more to spend... I did shop for the best for my new set-up without having to spend too many hundreds...
Summary: I installed this unit in a home theater system in a smaller room. I have Axiom floor and center speakers. The audio output is very good; the digital upconversion is excellent...though fuzzy videos from VHS tapes are only marginally improved in the conversion process. FM reception is good with good audio quality. On the downside, AM reception/antenna are very poor, esp. in outlying areas (such as mine!) Overall, an excellent unit and very good value for the $.
Summary: The main reason why i choose this recever is that you can adjust the bass and treble of all the surround speakers. Has built in equalizer with 5 different presets. This was very important to me for voice quality on my center speaker. Im very happy with this receiver, with 3 hdmi inputs, it reduces the amount of wires drastically. As far as sound goes, it actually is much better than my harmon kardon and denon.