Summary: This is an improvement over our old Pioneer SX-650. My husband likes all the features. It is O.K. for our living room which is 14' x 20'. With 3 speakers and a subwoofer, much better than a sound bar.
Summary: My Dolby receiver worked fine with DVD's and a few movies on demand but streaming movies and music videos just didn't sound that good. This receiver can take any HD channel or internet stream and sound great from the entire surround system. It automatically detects all of your different inport sources (4 HDMI inputs) and adjusts itself.
Summary: I bought this system to put in my man's cave which is a small room. It is good and delivers great sound depending on your speakers. I like the surround sound and the different setting you can apply. I mainly watch sporting events and listen to music. The setting for sporting events are great. The music is nice, crisp and clear. I love jazz and I can hear different instruments coming from certain speakers depending on the setting. The only problem is setting it up.
Summary: I bought this receiver as a gift for my daughter and son-in-law, and I must write that this receiver is perfect for their needs. They couldn't be happier. It is both stylish and functional, and it has all the features that they wanted including a USB port that charges their smartphones while they enjoy their favorite tunes. Most importantly, this receiver effortlessly makes their speakers sing with great detail and clarity.
Pros: Functional and stylish with just the right added features at a terrific price!
Summary: This Sony receiver ascted and set up like all the others I have ever had...fast and easy. Even easier now with HDMI cables. Sound was great and there was a noticable difference in quality from the previous receiver (which was an older Sony)
Pros: Easy set up, HDMI cable compatable, easy navigation menu, great sound quality
Cons: Knobs for speaker wires are close and hard to work with if you have big fingers. Some other simple clip style would be nice.
Summary: Fast and easy set-up. I was replacing an old amp. I used the pre-printed cable labels provided and this made the removal and replacement very fast. The speaker tuning feature worked great and was very accurate. I control this unit with a logitech universal remote and it responds as expected.
Pros: Speaker tuning and ease of set-up
Cons: microphone for speaker set-up is about 12ft. If you have a large room this could be an issue