Summary: Suitable for older component systems, odd menu structure take some getting used to. Note digital out only comes from digital in, you can not go from analog inputs to digital outputs i.e. composite vid to hdmi vid. Has been functioning without a flaw and provides good bass response with subwoofer.
Summary: This receiver is great for someone like me who wanted multiple inputs in a receiver. It touts 3 HDMI ports in the back. Also including the optical audio. The reason I have given the item 4 stars instead of 5 is while the automatic switching feature is nice, it sometimes is problematic when trying to detect a different Input.
Summary: This receiver works great, my only issue is with how you have to set up wireless gaming headsets (Turtle Beach x31's). After calling Turtle Beach and Sony I found out that you need a m/m 3.5mm audio cable to insert into the headphone jack on the front of the unit to the back of the wireless transmitter.
Summary: Very Good receiver for the money. I replaced a Pioneer that kept turning off and was getting hard to switch from Satellite to BlueRay. I am assuming it was a bad electronic switch. This reciever has the HDMI hook-ups and enough power to push good speakers. I am well pleased with the electronic switching and ultimate sound it produces. Quality sounds is really all about your speakers. I am using Bose.
Summary: Nothing spectacular. It is a basic receiver with basic options. However I think that it is the best in its price range. It does have HDMI inputs to a single HDMI out. That is great if you hang your TV and want to run fewer cables through a wall. It does not have an onscreen guide. Its power is comparable to an Aiwa stereo system (One of the Big ones, not the cheap small ones). I bought this for our living room.
Summary: This unit is really nice with great features for the price. I particularly like the pass-through of HDMI signals to the TV if the amp and its speakers are not needed. With the 3-HTMI inputs I can assign the Cable Box, a Blu-Ray DVD player and tie my computer in for internet access. There is also additional room for analog inputs/outputs as well.
Summary: I'm really happy with this inexpensive receiver. With everything being HDMI these days and TVs being incapable of outputting Dolby Digital 5.1 via optical cables (except for over the air broadcasts), I figured it was time to update my 7 year old receiver. I have 4 HDMI components connected to this receiver; HD DVR, DVD player with HDMI output, a PS3, and an Xbox 360. Yes, thats 4 HDMI devices and this receiver only has 3 HDMI inputs.
Very decent product for the money! Sony tech is great!
1 March 2011
Summary: First off, the appearance of the unit is immaculate; it goes well with whatever setup you have. Another plus is that it is easy to set-up and configure. The settings all have to be done manually however, and that can be a bit time consuming. If you do not mind browsing through options on the front display (no on-screen menu guide) or, if you are like me, enjoy fine-tuning the sound output, then this is for you.
Summary: I bought this Sony receiver to replace a Onkyo costing more than twice as much money. It more than adequately drives my Polk Audio floor speakers and Klipsch subwoofer. Although it doesn't have a second zone (that received no use on my Onkyo) it receives radio stations much better than my previous receiver. It connects nicely with my PS3 and Sony multi-CD player used for audio playback.