Summary: This is a very capable product, however, the instruction manual is about a thousand pages too short. The audio technology field is crammed with standards and if you aren't familiar with them and what they do, the manual provided with the amplifier won't do you much good.
Summary: The product didn't have HDMI output working out of the box. I took it to a local authorized repair place and they fixed it in a couple days at no charge. SONY wanted me to pay to send it to Texas, but the local place is only a few miles away. They said it was a damaged IC.
Summary: Purchased the 920 and have it hooked to a Blu-ray player, a Sony 400 DVD/CD player, and an old VCR-DVD combo. Speakers are Bose. TV is a Sony. All hooked up via HDMI. Video and audio quality are excellent.
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.
Summary: This receiver is a significant improvement over my previous Pioneer VSX-815. For me, the key features are: 1. 4 HDMI inputs significantly reduced the number of wires to connect my fairly complex system (DVR, DVD, VCR, CD/DVD Jukebox, Wii, computer w/Blu-Ray, HD camera, Karaoke mic). 2.
Summary: Overall, it's a pretty good receiver. But the IR sensor is very weak. You must point directly at the receiver. Pointing the remote just a bit to the side of the receiver does nothing. I have several components on the same rack and they all get the IR signal except the Sony receiver.
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.
Summary: Like so many of you I bought a Blu-Ray only to find out that, for whatever reason, Dolby Digital 5.1 on a DVD is somehow different than Dolby Digital 5.1 on a BD. My old receiver dropped lock every time the BD audio volume peaked leaving me to conclude that BD carries increased bandwidth over DVD...
HDMI/DVI 920 Firmware Bug, Very Disappointed in this
Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 October 2009
Summary: My 1080i tv is a bit older (56") and only has DVI in. So my plan was to get the 920, bring all components into it with HDMI (DirecTV, PS3, Sony DVD changer for non-bluray) and then go to the TV with the HDMI to DVI adapter. Nice and clean, no mess of cables behind the rack. Yay!