Summary: Great setup for a light speaker setup. I've paired this amp with Pioneers Andrew Jones collection which for the money sounds great. I'd prefer a few more features on this amp as many of the other mid range amp have such as lcd front readouts instead of the older looking orange pixeled lettering from...
Summary: This was a state-of-the-art device when I bought it. It works great and the sound is fine. However, I expect there are simpler-to-use, lower-cost, higher-performance alternatives out there today.
Summary: We have had this since December of 2009 and we really like the receiver. It is easy to use, you get very good sound and it has a ton of connections. We have BIC America in wall Front and Rear speakers, a JBL center channel (this may be the cause of the low level, I got it from my brother and may...
Summary: Great receiver! Works well with my current set up using HDMI - DVR, PS3, XBOX 360! Not only is it a great receiver and can do 7.1 it actually really sleek! The piano black finish and no buttons on the front makes it look sophistacted and cutting edge!
Summary: for the price this is an amazing receiver. it sounds fantastic with my speakers, very loud and clear. i upgraded from an older model sony. never been happier! good buy!
Pros: Very nice sound quality, the GUI system is very helpful and useful. great sound output, very great quality. setup for speakers is easy and painless. lots of options for video and sound. and the ability to change the input options and numbers.
Cons: the manual doesnt seem detailed enough at times. because of that setup was longer than it should. it was choppy running 1080i through my dish DVR, but a quick change to 720p for compnent and it worked fine.
Pros: You get everything you want, specially HDMI. Auto EQ mic is a great feature.
Cons: I saw other reviewer's concerns about upscaling composite inputs and they are right. I actually bybass the receiver completely and plug into the tv when i'm using the old gamecube, otherwise i have to deal with extra low quality and black bars on all sides.
Summary: It would be nice if you could reassign the TV button to any HDMI input and switch the audio too
Pros: Sounds Great Uses Brava Sync
Cons: The Remote is over kill I use the TV's remote with Brava Sync to turn everthing on Brava Sync feature not easy to use. I want to watch Local OTA and if you hit TV it switches the inputs on the AMP I hooked up everything HDMI to the Sony TV and I had to route the Sat audio thru the TV back to the ...
Summary: It's very slow to switch inputs, or activate the on-screen GUI (which is very... simplistic). You won't be constantly switching inputs, so not a big deal, but still. When using an analog source, if it's not coming up on the screen over HDMI, check the "resolution" setting.
Pros: Runs quiet, and pretty easy to set up. Remote is easy to navigate, and there are dedicated buttons for the inputs. Does upscaling, but see cons. Sound quality is great, in my opinion, but some people may have "higher" standards.
Cons: Can't reprogram labeled inputs - SAT and BD are (unexplainably) composite inputs. When upscaling 480i composite signal (N64) to 720p/1080i, green stripe at bottom of screen. Upscaling turned picture to 16:9, but didn't quite manage to fill the screen.
Summary: Don't get me wrong, this is a wonderful receiver, just a little frustrating to get set up for the first time. When Daddy gets a new toy he wants to play with it....not spend 2 hours messing around in menus. Once hooked up to my Infinity TSS-1200, the sound is great.
Pros: LOTS OF CONNECTIONS!!!!! Great power output and doesn't get too hot.
Cons: A little difficult to setup at first. This is not your dads receiver. lots of bells and whistles that get in the way. What happened to the EQ? It has a menu for it, but the sound cuts off when you attempt to adjust it. The Instructions are pretty much useless.
Summary: I did not try to set up the remote to control other components because reviews and forums say it is difficult to do and causes problems. I am only using the Sony remote to switch between inputs HDMI 1 (Comcast cable DVR), HDMI 2 (Insignia blu-ray), and HDMI 3 (Dell computer), all output by one HDMI...
Pros: Great sound; fairly easy setup; Sony support chat was helpful and fast---no wait at all.
Cons: Instructions seem to be cobbled together and are incomplete and wrong in places: (1) The Quick Setup Guide and page 27 say to connect an audio cord out of the TV and into the receiver even when all inputs are HDMI into the receiver; Sony support agreed that this audio connection was unnecessary a...