Summary: I got what I expected to get from Sony and more after purchasing this upgrade from my older STR-DE695 6.1, did that only for the HDMI ports. Got 10 more watts per channel and their new ESurround mode rules for music movies and video games. Also like the menu where you can select which speaker pattern you want to use and that the digital optical ports are programmable.
Summary: I purchased this receiver in April-2010 and I've been pleased with its' performance from day one. Flawless HD experience amongst all of the following devices: Sony STR-DH800 7.1-Channel Audio Video Receiver (Black), $255 Sony BDP-BX2 Full HD 1080P Blu-Ray DVD Disc Player HDMI, $85, plugged into HDMI 3 Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System, $240 Xbox 360, also serves as our DVD player DirectTV HD DVR Mitsubishi WD-65733 65-Inch 1080p DLP HDTV, $1,000 The...
Summary: Please with the purchase pricing 50% off !It sounds nice with Blu-ray disc' and enjoyable with 4 HDMI outputs . I've already read about the complication of instruction manual as already mentioned from previous reviews and found out it's for real ! Going back to posted reviews several times and managed to set up the unit to function ....
Summary: For the price I paid for it, there is nothing even close...amazing value. Not sure about the other reviews from people saying this receiver was hard to set up, I found it very straight forward. Has all the features I need, using 5.1 with seperate B front channels for stereo listening. It sounds great in my living room. At $214 I couldn't pass this one up.
Summary: This receiver is awesome for the price. Setup was fairly easy and the sound is incredible for my HDTV yet alone when I play BLU-Rays. I would recommend this receiver to anyone. Read the other reviews they were very helpful.
Summary: This amp has everything, and great sound, the directions are a little vague but you'll figure everything out, and I don't think to many people by this type of product if there looking for plug and play anyway, that would limit the unit and not give you the adjust-ability that I know I want.
Summary: This unit replaces a newer 5.1 receiver that just wasn't right from the factory. ( A first for me from Sony) My picture is crystal clear and audio is so much more crisp. I am very satisfied with this unit, now just to get my rear set of speakers to fully take advantage of the system!