Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 51
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 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 Jikhead Cheapest 4K w/Most Options
This model obviously lacks the build and component quality of the higher end units, but it does pack the most features at this price point compared to others.... At least the features I needed or was looking for. I primarily was looking for several hdmi pass thrus so that I get Dolby digital 5.1 for my streaming content movies. I've gotten that, and I can also adjust the volume again with the remote; as the motor went out on my previous Sony ES receiver.
March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pepe11 Good purchase
Good sound easy set up
March 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by rfilips Cant read buttons
Works fine but has the same defect as all such units. The shelf I keep it on is near the floor, and if you ever have to actually push a button you have to get down on the floor with a flashlight to read the label on the button.
March 16, 2015
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