Summary: I bought this nearly two years ago as a gift for my boyfriend's birthday (along with a speaker set), and we still use this now as our main receiver in the living room. The system automatically turns off when it's not receiving a signal from the cable box or video game systems, which saves us power and keeps an image from burning into the TV if we forget to turn it off.
Summary: this has to be the easy reciever i have connected in 40 years. then the sound, wow again, clean and clear with plenty of headroom. and the price at amazon was wow again. this is the product i was looking for Exactly.
Summary: Fantastic reciever, especially for "The Money". I bought this for my son's room, thinking it would be "OK"...but turned out to be much beter than I had expected. Great sound, power, and features. Glad I found it, and very glad I bought it. Went out and bought a new more substantial subwoofer to take advantage of the reciever's ability.
Summary: I bought this to replace my old faithful kenwood 2 channel reciver . I Recently switched over to Blu-Ray movies and bought a 50 inch plasma Hd tv. Im on a budget like most of us here . This thing is nice! I kinda like things to match, so I bought some Sony matching speakers from Amazon also . They are 8 inch front 5 inch rear with the 5 inch center I already had a Sony powerd sub. Dont go buy some tiny surround speaker package ,this Reciever will blow them .
Summary: First off, i cant stand when people review budget receivers( >$200) and then compare them to really expensive ones with lots more features and then rate this 3 or 4 stars because of it. I am by no means saying this is the best receiver out there by giving it 5 stars, but within its class of receivers, this is a good one. It was a breeze to setup, aesthetically pleasing and great sound with decent power. Three HDMI ports, thats something to note but plenty for me.
No regrets, but overkill for what I originally needed...
Bumble Beeman "Andrew", Amazon
29 August 2012
Summary: I had recently purchased a LED TV and the sound was tinny and shallow, so I hooked up a set of Logitec PC speakers/sub to the earphone jack as I have with other TVs. Long story short: it still didn't work as expected...so I decided to get a cheap receiver and some speakers. I found the Sony STR-DH510 on Amazon for $183 and decided to purchase it.
Summary: With this receiver being a basic system should be a required piece of equipment for any home entertainment setup. It is remarkable for what it does. The sound will blow you away and at times a movie will give chillbumps with its surround sound. I am Legend, the movie starring Will Smith is a perfect example of tha movie to watch with this receiver. At the beginning of the movie he is in a city driving a car when all of a sudden deer runs down the street.
Summary: It was easy setting it up. Sound is great. We are really loving our movies now..The HD is wounderful. Watching blue ray movies now sound like we are in the therater. This was a replacement for a Sony we had for about 10 years. Hope to get the same time out of this one too.