Summary: This receiver is lightyears ahead of the old RCA I replaced it with. It automatically adjusts everything based on what you have connected and how the interface travels - optical, HDMI, etc. It is a HUGE improvement and for the $ you cannot go wrong. I am currently only running 2 tower speakers and a self-powered subwoofer and the sound experience is fantastic. I have yet to truly experience the 7.1 as I do not have the other 5 speakers connected yet.
BOUGHT AS A RECONDITIONED PRODUCT, SO FAR, NO TROUBLES.
11 April 2013
Summary: SET UP WAS VERY EASY. I LIKE THE WAY ALL THE IT TAKES ALL YOUR CABLES FROM THE CABLE BOX, DVD PLAYER, AND GAME DEVICE INTO ONE HDMI CABLE THAT PLUGS INTO THE BACK OF THE TV SET. THE DIFFERENCE IN SOUND IS LIKE NIGHT AND DAY.
Summary: Quite a good receiver for the price. Only thing is that this receiver is defaulted to use with other Sony devices so confusing to reset to work with other brand devicers especially as the instruction book is not too specific.
Best users are young people; not for us old timers!
10 February 2013
Summary: Bought the DH520 because my old Sony surround system would not handle all my inputs. (DVD Player, TV sound bar, CD player, Direct TV and wireless earphones) Turns out I had to buy a Blu Ray player because the DH520 could not handle many items with RCA connectors. So far the DH 520 SEEMS OK but it keeps shutting for for some unknown reason on its' own. Possibly have something not programmed correctly but not sure at this point.