Summary: I am a former computer technician (mid-sized business systems), a person who can take his PC apart blind-folded, and I do my own electrical work (in my home), plumbing, carpentry, etc. I understand mechanical and electrical things. It never ceases to amaze me how overly complicated consumer electronics can be. If I find these things so complicated, how does some average person even begin to use them? In my case, the auto speaker set-up was an attraction.
Summary: I bought this item almost three years ago. It has steadily had one failure or another. SOund/Picture goes out periodically. I've owned all sony recievers throughout my life. I bought this 7.1 for the blue ray, but it started to fail around 9 months old. If it wasn't for the Sony XBR TV, and Sony Blue Ray, I'd buy a Pioneer or Onkyo. Bad investment!
Summary: I've had this for almost 2 years now and it works great. Hooked it up to a 5.1 Polk system, 52" Panasonic Plasma, Xbox 360, DVD/Bluray, and controlling with a Harmony 880 (all bought off of amazon). My only qualm came recently when I had the desire to add a wireless 7.1 headset to my system. Unfortunately the DG910 does not have any optical out options.
Summary: I purchased this receiver after good recomendations of friends in the internet forum. The good relation price/features took me to this peace of junk.First, if you don't have a dvd or blu ray from sony the HDMI cable don't send audio signals, second, the remote is terrible and I operate all my system with a harmony remote.Shame on you Sony. In one sunny afternoon without advice the receiver died. The diagnostic: The burst of the main board and chip.
Summary: I bought this receiver back in 2008, for the PS3 I had just bought since the PS3 did all the on-board decoding I did not have to worry about the receiver needing the latest DTS HD MA tracks and Dolby True HD because SOny had already confirmed they were going to do this with a firmware upgrade. I connected thru HDMI to the PS3 and a Motorola HD DVR from Comcast and that is all I needed. Still have an open HDMI that I have not needed.
Summary: I got the Sony STR-DG910 because of its low price and number of features, expecially the number of HDMI ports. The receiver works well, but it is a pain to set up. Don't even bother trying without enabling the on-screen-display (OSD) feature. When OSD is 'on', it does not show up as an overlay over the video source selected, it takes over the screen with a low resolution menu display.
Summary: I purchased this stereo to replace an old Denon receiver that had burnt out it's surround sound card. The numerous HDMI inputs seemed good, since that looks like the way components are going in the near future. My disappointment is the inability of the stereo to use my iPod or iPhone as an input source. It will play but I have to turn the volume all the way to maximum in order to get legible sound.
Summary: This receiver is great for your average user. Nothing to fancy about it. The HDMI upconversion is great. Cable, DVD, VCR, game system all go into the receiver and then one HDMI cable goes to the TV. All you have to switch is the input on the receiver. I was even able to put away my Sony tv remote because the receiver remote controls it perfectly. The automatic surround sound setup with the microphone is another helpfull feature.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up
Summary: Good: HDMI switching and video conversion make life so much easier! Nice sound quality, plenty of power, lots of configuration options. It's worked perfectly with my Tivo HD, Xbox360, Wii, PS3, and PC input. Bad: Doesn't decode the latest HD formats (DTS Master HD, Dolby True HD). Not a huge deal, but kind of unforgivable at this price. Only 3 HDMI inputs. Automatic speaker calibration made my system sound worse.
Summary: Alright sound good for movies not good for playing back music great price for what it features like all the digital inputs like hdmi etc thats feature on higher price receivers video is great and okay sound for movies