Summary: This unit replaces a 14 year old STR DE 675. The HD picture and sound is vastly better with this unit thanks to technology improvements over the years, namely HDMI. Not having to compress sound for transmission is a plus. At $400 MSRP, this unit is a must buy.
Summary: This unit from SONY works great with all inputs. I currently have both old and current technology connected to this unit and everything works well together. Has 4 HDMI and plenty of analog connections, and built in smart technology to decode all current Dolby versions up to 7.1 and allows you to custom tailor you sound to fit all types of movies and music to your personal preferences. Did I mention this unit has plenty of thundering output.
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: 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: CALIDAD PRECIO Y TECNOLÓGICO A MIL ... EN MI PAIS NO SE ENCUENTRA DISPONIBLE AUN .- TAMBIÉN. YA INSTALADO SUENA MUY BIEN Y RENOVÉ MI A/V SONY, PERO SIN CONEXIONES HDMI, QUE ES LO QUE BUSCABA, CON EL SONIDO 7.1
Summary: Just got this receiver after waiting a week, but so worth the wait. I purchased this receiver to replace my 6 year old sony receiver. Left surround speaker connection went out so it was a great excuse to upgrade to this beauty! My old receiver had great sound as well but no hdmi connections. This one has it all! I really love the fact that I can now switch between connections with one remote.
Summary: First I would like to say what a great receiver this is in my theater. Wow. I was looking for a quick fix before I bought a THX Certified Receiver. Boy, am I impressed. I am very tech savvy with these items and I gave this 4 stars in the "Ease of Use" category because the surround settings were "usable" right out of the box! It also has an auto setup (cord included) that allows you just to push buttons. Take note this will require your patience and attention.