Summary: Exactly what I was looking for- an AV switch that simplifies all the inputs at the lake house. Sound is great. The only caution- be careful about the back speaker terminals... on the first one that I bought, when pushing the receiver back into the cabinet, it put too much pressure on one of the terminals and created a break in a solder point. Yes, it's a pretty weak area. When this broke, the system thought there was an unintentional short and went into safe mode...
Summary: Good analog->HDMI upconvert capabilities That was the main thing I was looking for- a single switch unit that controls all the various inputs (VCR, DVD, Cable, & iPod audio input). It also has good basic AVR surround sound options.
Summary: Great features, pretty good sound at a reasonable price. I'm not a super audiophile but I do know the difference between entry level to very high-end audio equipment. I'd say this receiver is probably in the upper mid-range of quality which is good enough for me.
Summary: This A/V unit is OK, and does the job. I had it paired with a Sony TV and had no problems. Recently I've paired it with a Samsung Smart TV, a Samsung BluRay player and a Direct TV Satellite receiver. The Sony receiver works with each of the other units but switching back and forth is complicated. It can be made to happen but the Smart TV works against the Smart Sony. My recommendation is to stay with the same brands through your system.
Summary: I just use mine for surround sound, I needed the HD ports and seeing that it is 3D compatible was nice too since I have a 3D tv and blu ray. Sound is good, easy to hook up as far as receivers go. From what I read 3D compatible has to do with a certain upgrade, so if you get an older version you'll have to upgrade it with firmware on the internet, seems easy enough to do though, mine was already updated.
Summary: el recibidor llego en perfectas condiciones, en un tiempo razonable y muy bien empaquetado, aun sin instructivo fue muy facil de entender todas sus funciones y la cantidad de conecciones con la que dispone es muy varidad; ademas la claridad de sonido en impresionante y nitida, el control me permite utilizar mis otros equipos electronicos de la misma marca sony, como mi dvd y mi tv, en verdad que es un excelente producto. muchas gracias.
Summary: When my old tuner/Amp fried on me I was at a loss, however while this has less options for manual controls - it relys heavily on the remote control, it does offer the same ease of use, setup, functions and options my prior Sony Tuner/Amp did with all the upgrades of today's technology!