Summary: I still use this receiver today to run my upstairs sound system. It controls all of my speakers for music and I have my Airport Express connected to it to be able to use Apple Airplay throughout my entire house. I have my indoor speakers set to channel A and my outdoor speakers set to channel B.
Summary: Love the receiver. Sound is perfect for what I like. The max volume is a pinch weak, is the only flaw. I have a PS3 I use and the sound is great, works well with a Blue Ray DVD. The remote is a proplem. The shut off button does not work. I tried to replace it but Sony does not make a replacement.
Summary: I absolutely love this receiver. The supplied microphone and automatic sound calibration is fantastic. The only thing I wish it had was an on-screen menu and on-screen adjustments and selections. For the money, it is a great buy!
Summary: It took awhile to work through all the directions (2 hrs +) but it was worth the exercise. The microphone supplied with the receiver takes a lot of the guesswork out of getting each of the speakers to the right level.
Summary: After just 5 months of use I had to send mine for warranty repair today. It stopped outputting video from the HDMI out and it damaged one of my TV's HDMI inputs too. I also noticed that this receiver doesn't have the same quality parts as my old Sony which is still working after almost 8 years.
Summary: This does not have the capability of HDMI output when non-HDMI input is used. Who ever the engineer that over looked this function or who ever the project manager that nixed this function should be fired. They have since corrected this with the STR-DG920.
Summary: Unfortunately this review is tainted by the customer service at Sony. The receiver itself has excellent options, good sound, and a good price but be very wary if you ever have an issue that needs customer support or repair. The issue I had was with the video out thru the hdmi.
Summary: I purchased a Sony amplifier because I have a Sony BlueRay player and a 40" Bravia TV. They work together flawlessly. While the amplifier has 7.1 surround sound capability, my Yamaha speaker package is only 5.1. That is not an issue for playback but it did present a small problem during setup.