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: 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. The only thing I haven't got figured out is how to make it so the volume level is constant between different cable channels. Sure beats my old antenna CRT television...
Summary: I purchased the Sony 920 for three reasons. First, The unit has to ability to modify all input to 1080 I/P and includes three HDMI inputs. This positions me for any upgrades that I may purchase for a long period of time. Second, The reviews by previous purchasers were very good with the exception of the included instructions. Third, the price was exceptional on Amazon. I am still amazed at how they can price such a unit as they do.
Summary: I have a 52" Samsung, along with turntable, cable box, DVD, VCR, audio tape cassette player/recorder. The surround sound is fantastic (5.1) but the upconvert of the video to 1080 is what is really amazing; it seems like you're in the same room as the actors, even watching an old videotape. I was going to buy a Blue-Ray DVD but decided it would be a waste of money; the picture quality was already so great. The manual is the only weak point.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power, GUI, Lots of inputs outputs
Summary: I've had a similar Sony amplifier for 13 years and it is still running strong but I had to upgrade to HDMI switching. Pros: The up convert to 1080p from any analog video signal is good. DVDs using component video look as good as BlueRay but the analog channels from my 20th century cable company still look snowy. The Bravia link between my TV and the amplifier is a neat gadget, it turns off the amplifier when I turn off the TV. Is it worth the extra money to buy Sony?
Summary: I connect many of my home theater peripherals to this receiver (TIVO HD, Blu-ray player, Wii...) and it handles them all perfectly! I love the fact that all sources are up converted and passed through a single HDMI cable to my TV. The interface is great, and it makes my 5.1 speaker setup sound incredible. Highly recommended!!
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Power