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Sony-str-dg920.963096
5.7 out of 10

Sony STR-DG920

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DG920

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Overall 6
6.0

Ok overall, but not perfect

David Flosser, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

good value

Long Island Dad, Amazon
16 April 2009
  • Summary: this one was top rated... it performs well but the decoding is a bit cryptic
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Overall 6
6.0

Lots of features, but flawed

Tev Kaber, Amazon
18 January 2009
  • 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. What I liked about it: * Upsamples analog signals to 1080p as advertised, does a great job.
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Overall 6
6.0

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! This seems to make perfect sense to me - I don't care about audio to my TV because that's what I bought the 920 for, to play the audio and send the video to the tv!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony should hire some technical writers

O. Brown "cb", Amazon
11 January 2009
  • 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). By contrast, the samsung tv instructions were clear, concise and easy to set up. The DLP has a lot of features, too.
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Overall 6
6.0

I love reading instruction manuals but...

C Cull, Amazon
14 December 2008
  • 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. I have my wii (standard wii composite connection) and my dvd player (rca cable & component video cable) and my Pioneer Inno XM Player (rca cable red/white only) hooked up to the receiver.
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Overall 6
6.0

Weak IR sensor

Brian Fallon, Amazon
4 November 2008
  • 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. It sounds small, but I'm regretting my purchase because of this. I have a Logitech Harmony One remote that constantly fails because all components get the signal except the receiver.
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