Cons: Product failed to work just over 30 days from purchase. Has been in authorized repair shop for 27 days and counting. Setup guide is not that good, required hour online with support to get it up and running.
This Receiver is highend. at low cost. Lots of great features!
6 January 2013
Summary: This Sony Receiver has done every thing I wanted it to do. For the price, This is a great 7.1 channel receiver. The set up was super easy! The auto surround sound speaker adjustment,setup was( with automatic mic)easy. It has plenty of power(watts). The sound is excellent. The romote is a little busy but i can live with it. The manual lack detail explanation. I use this Receiver every day(for TV or music). I would buy this Receiver again if i had to. Sony did it again.
No more patch cords, switch gear and speaker wire splicing!
2 November 2012
Summary: My TV has one DVI input (no HDMI) and my older 5.1 receiver could not handle anything better than one optical input. I was using a Monoprice HDMI switch for my Xbox, Satellite and Blu-Ray which sent the optical audio to the receiver and also sent analog sound and HDMI to the TV, but then I had to use an HDMI to DVI converter cable. What a mess. Also, ten years ago I had set up a 7.1 capable speaker array, but I was running it off a 5.1 receiver for years.
Summary: i enjoy it very nice. everything works good but a little confusing to operate the remote, not sure if im doing it right but when i connect my ipod to the usb port I think it should load up the system gui on the tv instead of having to select it through the options, other then that no complaints and im glad I bought the receiver.
Summary: This receiver is awesome and affordable. The inputs it has can suit just about anyone. For only 200$ you won't be able to find that is 105w 7.1 channel with video upconvert to 1080i, 3D capable, and has an iPod dock. My only couple of complaints are tha the upconverted signal would also play through the tv speakers, and it does NOT have a fan. After awhile, this thing does get on the warmer side.
Summary: I have attracted to this product because of the price.With compared to my old Yamaha AV receiver this product has less punch and less detailed sound.Settings are pretty difficult to understand to a non technical user. I have 2 main problems with this product.First issue is during GUI mode, if the receiver is heated-up, the letters are flashing on the TV.
Summary: I bought this to replace an older JVC reciever. I had had several Sony receivers prior to the JVC and really liked them. The JVC never had good sound, and especially poor surround sound. I am very happy now that I have a Sony again. The sound is back! Great sound and surround sound. The only thing that could be a little better is the manual. It is not written very well. I think it was written in another language and then translated.