Summary: First I'd like to say this is the FIRST Sony reciever that I've purchased. I bought this reciever to replace a Denon 7.1 which died after 14 months. I was simply tired of spending $600+ for something won't last much longer than a year. With minimal effort this reciever can be setup.
Summary: This amp has a lot of digital and analog inputs, a GUI menu for features and customization, automatically configures between basic stereo to 7.2 surround per source, can accept your choice of 8-to-16 ohm speakers of any size, provides plenty of power, is designed to be THE main controller for dated...
Outstanding Value for High Tech Receiver - Read the Manual First!
Arnold Bookheim, Amazon
29 December 2011
Summary: I know ... I know ... real men don't read manuals. But no matter how knowledgeable you may be about audio equipment, if you fail to read at least page 34 (Initializing the receiver) you will not even know how to properly turn this unit on for the first time.
Summary: I am happy with this receiver. So far. Everything works the way it supposed to. Takes a little time figuring out all the receiver has to offer. One problem I recently had was when I was playing my BluRay disc with a reasonable volume, the receiver would shut off with a "PROTECTOR" message.
Summary: I am using this receiver in a home theater system. I used the microphone to config the distances to the speaker (nice feature). I have a charter.com dvr universal remote and was able to configure the Charter remote to work with this Sony receiver.
Summary: This receiver is the best value out there.It will take you a little more time to figure the set process then the more expensive units, but for the cost saving, reading and time won't be the neg issue. Sound and options are perfect for the upgrade to the first gen 5.1 or 7.1 didit units.
Summary: Replaced an older Sony home theater system that was not decoding properly anymore. Hook everything up with HDMI and within 15 minutes you'll enjoy incredible sound distribution through your setup.
Summary: One thing that surprised me was that there are exactly 4 inputs on this box. It lists 4 HDMI, 1 component, composite video, etc. If you use all 4 HDMI ports, you can't access the others. So just make sure you have 4 or less devices, regardless of their connection type.
Summary: My long-running Sony ES receiver had a blow out, and this lower end receiver fills in nicely. Setup was harder than need be -- especially the speaker setup, which didn't like my room configuration. Otherwise, a good inexpensive home theater receiver.
Summary: First one I received wouldn't output video, second one works well. Composite video conversion to HDMI doesn't look great. It looked much better connected directly to the TV. 3D pass-through and ARC work great, I don't have an ipod or iphone so I haven't tried those features.