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: 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.
HDMI/DVI 920 Firmware Bug, Very Disappointed in this
William Hines "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!!
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.
Summary: The HDMI and video set-up are easy. Getting the right audio set-up is largely trial and error though the set-up mic is useful. Documentation or Sony Weblogs on the topic would be of help but non-existent. Overall a good value but my old Denon gave me better sound.
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.
Summary: The other reviewer seems to favor the cheap flimsy spring clips. This receiver is equipped with binding posts that screw out to insert bare wire or spades and back down to tighten. Or you could just use banana plugs and they just plug in the back easy,more secure and allows for larger gauge wire. All pluses in my book. Why on earth would you plug your subwoofer into the accessory jack on a receiver? Dish receiver or cable box maybe a dvd player.
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.