Summary: Believe or not I purchased this product because of it's size. Got a new entertainment center and my old receiver/amp was too deep to set in properly. Overall that's a pretty lame excuse to buy a new receiver. I've had the receiver for about 3 or 4 weeks and it seems to work fine.
Summary: I've recently purchased this receiver to replace an old STR-DE845 which I had for more than 8 years (while listening to music I fried the amp outputs); it's a robust product, performs as it indicates and has lots of features that help the user customize it for any size room.
Summary: When the guy in Best Buy mumbled something about how some of their receivers only get picture through HDMI, but not sound, I politely told him that I did not believe him. After all, why in the world would that be? Then I did all the research that you are now doing.
Summary: Was wanting to replace a 9 year old Phillips due to the newer HDMI technology. Spent approximately 2 months getting information and reading numerous reviews. Found it to be very user friendly and while the accompaning documentation was somewhat disoriented, I was able to find everything I needed to...
Summary: This is a true no brainer. I have a sony HD tv and a sony blueray. It made sense to keep it all sony so the devices would have a better chance of working well together. Well the receiver works better than I thought it would and the sound quality was higher than comparable units.
Summary: This is a very nice little receiver. Good feature set and great sound. There are 2 comments I'd like to make. 1. If you read the other reviews on this many people complain about how hard it is to hook up the speakers due to tight spacing of the posts.
Summary: This receiver is the best I have ever had compared to my old Technics. I spent hours going through the manual to make it work successfully. Alas, the problem is the user manual! I have never tried to understand a harder manual. I'm a retired Naval Avaitor, Electrical Engineer and tech orientated.
Summary: Nice powerful unit. The issue I ran into is that if you use HDMI to connect the Blu-Ray player (or any other equipment), you have to use HDMI for the output. Since my projector only accepts component video, I was forced to use component to connect the other pieces.
Summary: I purchased a 55" Samsung Series 8 LED and decided I need to upgrade my receiver from 5.1 to 7.1 and purchased this Sony SDR-DH800. I choose this receiver based on specifications that met my needs and the price was right.