Sony 2-Channel Stereo Receiver
Wonderful Receiver, Lacks Video In/Out
This receiver works seamlessly with my Sony SS-F5000 speakers, however, this unit lacks video in/out connections. This unit is really intended for audio purposes only, which is what you'll get for $150.
Great deal otherwise!
February 3, 2015
Versitile, Reliable and User-Friendly
I use this receiver to select and amplify audio input from my HD radio tuner, DVD player, computer, and TV. I send the selected audio to speakers in the same room and to a second receiver in a different room. Often I do this using the remote from bed in the dark. This SONY receiver facilitates all these tasks with only moderate effort on my part. The sound produced is smooth and strong. Editing the LED input name display allows me to quickly check the input source. The receiver remote can be set to control other SONY devices such as the DVD player. With all its capacities, the price of the receiver seems very reasonable.
August 12, 2014
Great Budget Hifi for All, including Audiophiles
Overall, this is a great hifi stereo receiver for what you pay. The sound is full, uncolored, faithful. You can't beat it. Unfortunately it does not have a built in phono pre amp like most older stereo receivers, but that is almost impossible to find from any manufacturer these days. The arguable upside to that one "drawback", is that you have plenty of line inputs to choose for your own external phono pre amp which you can upgrade to highest quality of pre amps, better than any stock pre amp ever offered in a receiver before. So that con can actually be a pro, deepening on how you vinyl lovers look at it. Anyway, great product all around! You'll love it.
January 24, 2013
While shopping for this receiver i specifically asked the sony sales person whether this receiver could decode and receive digital HD radio. He passed the question to tech support who confirmed it would. On receipt I found it does not. since I had an old HD converter (I wanted to get rid of the extra device) I kept the receiver. It does what it it does but I was misinformed by the tech and sales support. I should have returned it - my bad.
July 16, 2014