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 more)
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,... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)