Rated 5 out of 5
by Koolkt Great receiver!
Bought this receiver to compliment my xbox one, I choose this receiver over the more expensive models due to the extra features I did not need. XBOX one supports DNLA, and of course Netflix, hulu, and and all the other apps, and although the xbox one dose not decode true HD, and, dts master signals with this receiver you will be ready for when it does. Great 7.1,and 5.1 sound. Setup was easy and the Bluetooth is nice and works well. I use a pair of f7000 floor speakers, sa-cs9 subwoofer, 4 ss-tsb106 surrounds, and an ss-ctb103 center channel. So if you need a receiver and don't need all the things whatever you are hooking up to it probly already has this is the one for you.
February 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Sharpeink Nice for enjoyable evening!
For a good family entertainment, and sound for movies its great! for radio parties in the back yard look else where. I have an Akai amp that I use to power my devices. it rocks, however the balance went out. I purchased the Sony to equip my Viewing entertainment until the Akai gets fixed. Sad to say the Akai pushes 300 Watts per channel so my music will have to wait. PS the Akai was bought in Germany 1989...and it still kicks behind!
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by Musicroom Very nice so far, good set up help
Too early to tell but seems to be excellent overall
December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by This26 Nice, but...
Very nice amp... but, not what I would have expected.. Good sound quality on certain settings, but when I connect via Bluetooth it still shows on the display but only if I have it on the lowest setting on dimmer where it shouldn't show, until I press a button on the remote. Also I noticed that it only sounds good on certain settings such as Neo 6 cinema with my Sony Blue-ray dvd and A.F.D multi channel on my laptop, but on Neo-6 your subs wont play. I bought brand new speakers and 2 subs to go with this system also. But very loud system, the neighbours complain lots.. :P Good luck.
February 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by AncientAge Nice receiver -- horrible instructions to set up
I would recommend to a friend if you could show drastic improvement in the instructions for the set up process. You really got cheap on that part.
I finally got it going with the help of a friend. Do like the looks, the display, the sound and the multi room feature. Especially like the remote's ease of use.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JWNRW If ou don't need Wifi, this is an excellent option
I have been watching and waiting for the upgrade to the STR-DH740 as I expected the HDMI standby passthrough to be a feature in the newer models, and I guessed correctly. This unit replaces a 13 year old JVC receiver that is pre-AVR/HDMI compatible. While the JVC still sounds good, the added benefits of running everything through HDMI is something I have wanted to do for some time. As noted by a previous reviewer, this year's model has been downgraded to 4 HDMI inputs, which for me, takes one star away from an otherwise 5-star purchase.
The overall soundstage of this AVR feels very broad. The auto-calibration worked ok, but not great, and I did have to go in to tweak speaker settings to small as well as set up the subwoofer properly.
This receiver is used for mostly watching movies, downloaded content, and sports. It is not wireless, nor multi-zone, however, neither of those applications were of interest to me.
The interface is easy to use and quite functional, even if it is spartan-looking. The build quality feels very solid --- like any other Sony products I have owned. I installed banana plugs on all the incoming speaker wires making it so much easier to connect them to the receiver. Well worth spending $40-$50 on that if you move to something that is banana-plug compatible.
Overall, this is a very good unit which includes an excellent feature set that should meet most needs. I can't say this is audiophile level quality, but for me, it has enough higher end features and very good sound reproduction for our needs and preferences.
I have yet to use Bluetooth, but I don't know that I will to be honest. I am looking forward to playing with the MHL HDMI port though with our Andriod smartphones.
If you don't need wifi connectivity (arguably, who does) then this is an excellent option to consider.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Busymandan Good TV Great Price
Bought this TV after a lot of research, Picture is great and easy set up. One of the features that sold my was being able to watch my movies from Sony Entertainment Network but I can't. I Still have to watch the movies I've purchased through my PS4.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by islandreamer Affordable 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver
My first stereo/dolby receiver was a Sony which I got back in 1995 and is still in service in my exercise room. The reliability of the Sony brand is one of the reasons that push me to get this 7.2 channel receiver. The Ipod integration is a welcome feature. I can now control my ipod via the remote and it also charges at the same time. The calibration mic is a handy tool for those of you who don't want to mess around with the settings. I use it but had to add my own flare of adjustment. At this price, it's hard to find anything close.
January 14, 2015