Summary: The left rear surround died after 2 years soon followed by both front speakers. Complicated setup, heat sensitive. Give it a pass. This is my third and last Sony product I will ever buy. I've got a '70s era Pioneer in the shop that runs forever, I think I'll give them a shot this time.
Summary: Mine lasted all of 2 years and now it has stopped working. Up until now, I have never had a receiver last less than 7 years, so I am a little peeved. I ordinarily have good luck with Sony products, so I am fairly disappointed that this receiver died so soon. And FYI, I keep all of my electronics on surge protectors...
Summary: Avoid the Sony STR-DG710 receiver at all costs! I owned it for 2 days before returning it. The promo literature says "Optimized for Blu-ray Disc", and that is an outright lie! I bought it for my PS3 for Blu-ray playback because my old Sony receiver only had digital optical audio input, and optical is limited to only 2 channel PCM. Well, guess what? The HDMI audio on this receiver is limited to only 2 channel PCM. Dud!
Summary: It is a very good equipment, easy to use and sincronize with the Sony Bravia TV LCD, but I received this equipment in bad condition, I am an Amazon's customer for year, and it is the first time I recived the product in not good condition.... Please be carefuly with the packing and transportation you asign.
Summary: This unit has chronic failure of the left channel. I have had 2 units and both have exhibited the exact same problem. The left main channel arrived dead out of the box. I tried swapping speakers and wiring left to right - no change. I did everything Sony on-line and phone line suggested and nothing worked. Both the local Sony repair agent and Sony repair in Texas said 3 to 4 weeks to fix it. If there were a rating of zero I would have used that instead of 1.
Summary: The item arrived broken. I still can't believe that they sold me a broken item, when I went to turn on my receiver the power button fell inside the unit. I will never buy anything from Amazon again. I will tell everyone I know about my disappointment.