Rated 4 out of 5 by hfonts excellent for the price
bought this unit to replace 7.1 channel Onkyo receiver that crashed. i was looking for adequate power to drive 2 B&W bookshelf speakers, a Velodyne powered subwoofer + 2 in-ceiling speakers for surround sound. As i live in an apartment, the volume i use is always moderate, but at those levels i want to get full sound, with good response from the subwoofer. the onkyo was difficult to set and always had to increase the volume to "catch" the subwoofer and then lower it slowly...this sony does it effortlessly, with great quality sound at low volume levels. the remote is simple to use. currently i have a turntable, a blue ray dvd player, a cd player, an Apple TV and a dvr from the cable company attached to the avr and everything is working as intended. Why not a 5 star rating? sony includes bluetooth with the next model, a 7.1, not this one and i would have appreciated a couple more HDMI or optical connectors. just recommended the unit to a friend yesterday!
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sherulamu Sony Only
I buy Sony products exclusively for the quality and excellent customer service. Customer service for me is more important than anything, and Sony won my heart over 30 years ago when they took care of my problem lickety split, no hassle.
I needed a 5 CD carousel player, and they searched for a great set up for me. I am thrilled. I am an insomniac, so I get audiobooks, put in five, and it plays all night long, like having someone read me a bedtime story, all night long. Mechanics are close to silent, so you don't hear CD's changing. Delivery was very speedy All in all, I am a very happy Sony customer for life.
December 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by notv Very Disappointed!
Unit is used in a surround sound system. Sony TV, Sony Blu-Ray, and Comcast cable box are all hooked to receiver using HDMI cables.
When channel is changed from a Hi Definition channel to a low definition channel the receiver will shut off. Sometimes it will come back on in a few seconds, sometimes in a few minutes, sometimes never.
Sony's only advice is to unplug unit for 60 seconds.
Receiver is clearly defective. It does not communicate properly with the other devices.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pablito Exceeds all expectations
My new STR-DH550 coupled with SIRIUSXM, add two Electro voice 15 inch 3 way speakers, gives a performance equal to any movie theater in the country
February 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by gatorhead average product..good price
All good. .. turns off with my Samsung controller
Dose nt turn on.soooo you need to use the sony controller to turn it on.I called tech support to no avail.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danielbolger Love it But needs more power
clean sound easy of programing and setup
January 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Algy Good buy
Fairly easy to set up. Menu a little lax.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LC73 Easy to install, works great !
This unit replaced an earlier home theater combination player/amp.
We used the earlier 5 Sony surround speakers,and purchased a Sony subwoofer when we got this unit.
We really enjoy this unit. Easy to set up. It self adjusts the sounds. Easy on screen instructions. We have even played music off of my iphone . Fits perfectly with our Sony BD player & Sony TV. Like the remote.
January 5, 2015