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?
Summary: I got the Sony STRDG920 to replace an older Yamaha receiver, because I wanted to upgrade everything I could to HDMI. The main thing I liked about the STRDG920 was that it upsamples analog signals to HDMI at 1080p.
HDMI/DVI 920 Firmware Bug, Very Disappointed in this
Amazon Customer "BH", Amazon
16 January 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!
Summary: I replaced my old Sony AV receiver with this one because I wanted HDMI connections and new surround sound decoding abilities. It works ok but the instructions on how it works and what it does is almost incomprehensible (BS ASE with honors, MBA).
Summary: The manual for the STR-DG920 makes no sense to me. I know this isn't an av forum but I'm hoping for a little advice from my fellow purchasers of this receiver. I've got it hooked up to my Samsung 47" LCD (1080P) via HDMI.
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.