Excerpt: I have used this for over a month now and it is amazing. I love all of the connectability it provides. Bluetooth, USB that charges and connects your smart devices, and a smartphone app for control of the unit... And then all the other normal connections.
Summary: I bought this to replace an older Sony receiver that was lacking a few features I needed, such as bi-amp and hdmi passthrough. If you have a compatible Sony TV, the receiver will power on with the TV, and the TV remote will control the receiver volume.
Pros: Easy setup, good sound, perfect for use with other Sony equipment.
Cons: Needs TV in order to set up correctly, on screen menu is very unimpressive in style (just white block letters on black background).
Excerpt: I have a SONY HD TV and SONY DVD Player...this Receiver was the right fit. One remote controller for all. Bluetooth setup was a breeze and so is the streaming music from my iPhone. Impressed with B&H shipping..received the unit within 2 days. Awesome!
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
Summary: Can't give a good review because I wanted to use this in the shop as a receiver and it can not be used without a TV and surround sound. The setup is only available with a TV and if the power goes out for 30 minutes and will default back to a 5.1 surround and leave you without a shop stereo.
Pros: It's black to match other stuff.
Cons: You MUST have a TV and surround sound to operate at all.