Summary: Although I have not used it to it's full capacity (6.1 setup), I am very happy with the product. It's many features allow an almost customized listening experience. Currently I am using just a pair of Bose 301(series I) and a new Yamaha subwoofer but, the sound is very, very good. My only very minor comment(not complaint) is that there are no s-video jacks. Even my MP3 player sounds great. Does not produce much heat (a good thing). I would buy it again and again.
Summary: If you've never used an A/V reciever be prepared for lots of reading and playing around. The Sony STR-DG710 is a fairly complicated component. I've had a few Audio/Video Recievers in my life and hands down this one was a little mystifying to set up. When you start monkeying around with the HDMI and the audio set ups for them they don't exactly greet you with a friendly smile.
Daniel Lindley "If you can't say something ni..., Amazon
2 February 2008
Summary: To me and my ears, it sounds great! I don't get concerned about numbers and specs. I'm only concerned about how it sounds to my ears. The remote is "cheapo" and light weight. The remote lacks the functions of being able to change the volume and/or balance of each channel FROM the remote. But you can/do program the audio levels from the front of the receiver. Of course, the remote has a master volume up and down.
Summary: After I hooked it up to my 12" Infinity sub and surround speakers, the sound is excellent. I was able to get sound and video from my HD DVD player but I could not get sound from my CD player via HDMI.I had to use the super audio rca connections. I wish it would have more music choices(equalizer). It only has around five.For the price, It is an excellent 6.1 receiver. Sony SSF-6000 Floor Standing 4-way Speaker Pair .
Summary: I purchased the Sony DG710 after an older Sony kicked the bucket (to be fair, it was 10 years old). Everyone has their own setups, so here's mine: Wharfedale front channels Advent back channels AR subwoofer DVD player component audio DVR component audio PS2 optical audio Wii composite audio PC composite audio Unlike most, I prefer to run the video sources straight to the TV so they don't have to use this receiver as a passthrough.
Good receiver. No S-Video inputs or outputs, though.
Pat Gomes, Amazon
2 February 2008
Summary: I've been playing with my STR-DG710 for two days, and this is my early review. The sound quality is good (only 1% Total Harmonic Distortion or "THD") in stereo, but gets ridiculous (10% THD!) when listening in surround sound. I realize that this is an entry-level video receiver, and that most people aren't really fanatical about sound accuracy when they are watching their special effects laden 6.1 surround sound Hollywood blockbuster.
Summary: I have alot of Sony products and have had great success with them all till now. I tied the Sony STR-DG710 into my system that consists of a Sony 52 inch Bravia and a Sony Bluray disc player. I used all HDMI cables to tie them all in including my cable HD box. Everything went fine for about 5 days. Then the sound on the TV quit. I swapped the HDMI cables for the disc player and TV and still no sound out of the TV.
Four Stars - For this price you know what to expect!
Mike Shea "The Goob", Amazon
16 October 2007
Summary: I'm not going to get into many technical details. Not because I can't but because at this price range you KNOW what you are getting. With that said this unit has performed very well. Most of us will never run this at the high end of the volume spectrum, so distortion isn't an issue. The average person will be more than satisfied with this unit. One thing I will mention is that the "Auto Calibration" (for speaker set-up) using the included mic was not close enough for me.