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...
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Lindley "If you can't say something nice...", Amazon
4 January 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.
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).
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.
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.