Summary: Summation: Unit randomly powers itself on and off, even going into a continuous on/off loop and sounding like a turn signal in an old car (Click-click.... click-click....). Unit repeatedly dropped the HDMI connection to the TV, even after changing the cables.
Pros: It looks nice. It has tons of features. Sound through RCA and HDMI sounded great. I'd assume the optical would too.
Cons: This was purchased specifically for the HDMI pass through; which was a complete disaster. The on-screen menu and horrible user manual made it even more disappointing.
Dysfunctional Device even in an all Sony environment, returned within a week
7 January 2015
Summary: I bought this receiver and returned it within a week. When it was working the sound was good about this product and having an "all Sony" environment meant the remote worked across devices. That's all that I can good about this product.
Summary: I like the features and quality of sound as I am a picky listener. Former sound engineer so I do like my music clean and loud. This puppy delivers both. I'm running 9 speakers total using the 7.2 setup with two sub woofers.
Summary: It's just OK for my set up. I lose on this purchase. I thought that I could finally switch HDMI video from my sources to our 2004 (ancient) Sony 57" projection TV. We do not use it much and the video is really outstanding. Not worth throwing away just because it is old.
Everything is fine but really these units are so complicated that simple ...
The Cane Maker, Amazon
21 November 2014
Summary: Everything is fine but really these units are so complicated that simple changes require getting out the guidebook every time. While the complexity of options make it possible to do everything, it seems to me that the engineers might figure out what 95% of folks are going to do with it, and make...
Summary: Easy to set up and initially worked fine. HDMI pass through failed in first three months. I re-routed cable and DVD into TV and used the optical out to receiver. Optical input failed three months later. SONY quality isn't what it used to be!!! I'll never buy SONY again!
Summary: This device sounded great, I have always liked Sony products. My issue was that it would shut off on it's own when I was using it. I thought it was the auto shut down (for lack of use) so I waited and I was actually using the device and it shut down. Then it wouldn't turn back on for a while.