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Written on: 06/07/2014 by NoemiBrown442 (1 review written)
Have this amp from new and use with satellite, Blueray, DVD, digital/internet sources. TOSlink is brilliant and no synchronization issues. Dolby theater for surround is awesome. Has a lot of features I havent used, so still room for growth. Has a multitude of inputs - analogue and digital. No HDMI but keeps working flawlessly. Not the loudest amp, but seldom distorts. Setup is simple and easy controls. I had no problems with the remote which has survived a number of child induced accidents! I… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/05/2014 by AgentSmith (1 review written)
Have had this system for 8 years, and its still going strong. Fanatastic sound, thumping subby. Sure it has no HDMI, but it will accept straight digital audio with Optical via Toslink ors.pdif) or digital coaxial. I currently have it accepting input from a PS3, and Blurays sound amazing. And there is no audio sync issues, some thing my 60" Pana 60ST60 is known for over HDMI. I now have it paired up with EB Acoustics speakers, and playing back in 2 channel stereo puts a smile on my… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/10/2010
i've purchase this amplifier, gonna get 4 years now, personally i found it very nice, the only problem is tht the remote is a bit stuborn and freezes, if the amplifier have some power more i wouldn't change it… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2009
I bought this Sony STR-DE497 5.1 amp second hand, but in perfect condition etc, and it was one of the biggest bargains ever!
Sound quality is spot on; for music it comes very close to the quality of my £1000 Yamaha hifi amp.
I can't reccommend this amp enough, it has enough inputs for most people. The only downside is, being an older amp, it has no HDMI or component, but this isnt really a big problem for me.
Composite video switching - no loss of picture quality or anything...
Overall, this… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/12/2007
I found this product very satisfying, it's really good for both stereo and surround, and the pro logic 2 features works really great if u wanna send stereo to 5.1. Over all a really good buy, and its worth the money for sure… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/10/2006 by crisspro (2 reviews written)
I have had very few problems with the Sony STR-DE497 5.1 receiver. One problem was that the remote broke after two months, and also the heat resulting from the amp being at a higher volume. But overall, it is very good… Read Full Review
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