Summary: The receiver came right away and worked good. Took a while to mess with the imputs to get all of my components integrated. If your components put out 1080i through HDMI do not use the HDMI input on the receiver because the HDMI signal will only pass through and not be up-converted. Use component cables and the receiver will up-convert the signal from 1080i to 1080p.
Summary: For the price the Sony STRDG920 is one of the best middle of the line A/V receivers on the market today. It meets most peoples needs and with its on screen display, installation and set up has never been easier.
Summary: I went ahead with the Sony DG920 because it offers upconversion on several of my components as well as running the audio output through the HDMI line. Unfortunately Sony has discontinued this model, it serves my purpose for my main A/V setup. Unless you are running multiple speaker setups, this receiver will fill your needs nicely. It's easy to use, once set up, and delivers clean,crisp sound for the price. As usual, Sony delivers quality.
Summary: My setup: I use my STR-DG920 with a custom built HTPC (home theater PC), Sony Bravia KDL-52W4100, xBox, Wii. My TV is wall mounted and my 5.1 speakers are all in-wall/in-ceiling. All A/V equipment is in a cabinet. I also use a Logitech Harmony 880 universal remote. My only issue: Excellent A/V receiver, great quality. There is only one issue I have not figured out yet, and am not sure whether the problem is with the receiver or HTPC.
Summary: My last receiver was a Sony and it lasted 9 years before it started to fail. I'd say that's pretty good by electronic standards so I decided to give them another shot. The setup would have been cake were it not for the limited space behind my entertainment center and I was too lazy to move everything out from the wall. I didn't bother to open the manual so I can't comment on how it reads. I was able to remove several cables with the new receiver.
Summary: Nice unit, IF the dang surround choice menu worked out of the box! Tried everything including talking with tech support. It's just simply dead and locked into enhanced surround. Serious hassle swapping one of these out.
Summary: The receiver works ok overall, but it does have one problem that worries me. When I pause my DVR for more than a few minutes, the tv picture becomes blurry - the problem only goes away by restarting the A/V receiver. I just bought this a couple weeks ago - is this an omen of bad things to come? Only time will tell.
Summary: Most of what you need to know about this AV receiver has already been discussed in the other reviews. The receiver has a very good set of features for the price point, which was the primary reason for our purchase. Without getting into the finer points of AV sound options and HD video conversion, this unit fits the bill in our family room and kitchen - a busy, noisy place with teenagers and a couple of dogs.