Summary: I purchased this Sony product with plans to connect a Blu-Ray to it. After speaking with the Sony customer tech suuport, I was told that the HDMI connections could not be used for either of the input-outputs because I have to hook it into my tv using a HDMI to DVI adapter.
Summary: I purchased this unit because of its reasonable price and HDMI capability. After replacing my existing receiver, I found that the front left and right channels and one of the rear channels had no output. After returning the unit and purchasing a replacement (of the same model), I am well pleased.
Impossible to get it working with Dish Network HD remote
22 July 2007
Summary: Sound was very good but this system had one nagging flaw. By default Sony receivers are set to AV2 option which limits other universal remotes from being able to be programed to be compatible. This prevented me from using my SAT remote from being able to control volume on the receiver.