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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Charlotte, NC
Comments about Sony Dolby Digital 7.2 Receiver:
this is my initial impression of the new reviever. I am coming from an Onkyo Tx NR807 I like the connectivity of this unit and saale price with drew me to this unit. My initial impressions of this are maily why is the GUI so Lame. I can understand a dated look but if your gonna offer it make it least on the whole screen. I hope this gets addresed in a firm ware update. Pandora is nice but it doesnt ever show album art. Also when you switch fomr one input to another, it takes like 5 seconds. I am sure I will grow to love it but there are a few things I think sony needs to adress. Other than that. its a decent uint at a good price with a ton of features. but dont get sowed in by the features
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
great sound options,for music and movies
from Grand Blanc, Mi
I got this receiver because it gave me the ability to stream from my iPod & iPad, it does that great. I did not know that it also had great sound effects, that was just a plus, and great for my movies. I have some receivers that cost over $1000.00 dollars, this one was half the cost and overall had better sound. My speakers are Acoustic Research, "big ones" they have never sounded better,,,thanks Sony!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
This is a great receiver in every way for me except that the GUI is unbelievably awful. I cannot believe that anyone at Sony saw this and approved it. Appleheads will like to know that Airplay is not mirrored. I personally don't care about that, but it would be a great feature. SONY PLEASE UPGRADE TO A BETTER GUI-MAYBE EVEN THROUGH A SOFTWARE UPDATE PLEASE!!!!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I love this A/V. Works great with everything I have at home (PS3, cable, 2nd cable, Apple TV) + SS-F7000 speakers. If you're looking for a great sound system without spending a fortune, get this and F7000 speakers and you'll be all set. And you'll love it. As for the GUI, yes it's bad (Sony, what were you thinking when you made this GUI? Wanted to remind people how WW2 technology was?). But you won't mess with the GUI that much once you are done with the setup. And since the receiver is networked I'm sure Sony will update the GUI soon. You can get an App for iPhone to remote control the receiver. You can do anything except turn it on. Obviously the system won't talk to your iPhone when it's off. (One touch Airplay music without reaching from the remote would have been nice). I still rate the device excellent. Great device for the money.
(11 of 46 customers found this review helpful)
Not Home Theater ready.
Just bought the receiver (11/11/12). I have a BDP-N460 that I wanted to connect . But this Receiver do not share internet connection. A software upgrade needed to share internet connection with other devices (i.e. TV, BDP). Until then, low rated and back to conecting my BDP, and TV to my laptop for internet access. By the way my laptop is ten years old, go figure.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from NW indiana
everything works great. the only issue i have is i have not been able to stream from pc . airplay works internet radio works. my pc finds the device, but the device can not find my pc. window 7 newer hp laptop. media player 12 not premium edtion though?
Terrible GUI Display; Cheap Speaker Connections
from Naples, FL
So, far I'm not impressed with the ease of setting up this receiver. Specifically, the GUI display on the TV is a random feature at best. Sometimes it displays, and other times, nothing. I can almost accept the fact that the display is primitive - based I can not accept that it will not consistently display. And I have a Sony Bravia TV, Sony Blu-Ray, etc. So it's not a compatibility issue. Also, the speaker terminal connections are CHEAP, and somewhat difficult to use. If you're buying this receiver and want to use the GUI display alot (ie Pandora)......forget it. You will be so frustrated with the 1980's like display that you'll use a IPOD with Pandora instead. The only consolidation is that the receiver can be software updated, so Sony has a chance to update this GUI mess and provide a 2012 experience. Sorry to be so negative, but I am really disappointed.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Exton, PA
I upgraded my system for HDMI switching but the new unit did not have enough audio input ports. I have all SONY components (Tape, 100 CD Changer, Phono) but there is not enough audio inputs on this system. The old Audio Switcher was reused and it added additional Bass and Treble as a pre-amp.
Best receiver I have owned to date!
from Salisbury, MD
All in all I truly believe this is the best receiver I have owned to date. I am not an "iFreak" so I was waiting for an affordable receiver that would play via bluetooth from my Android phone. I am also very impressed with the ability to stream Pandora directly (even though my DirecTV receiver does the same). And who can argue with 4 HDMI inputs? I just installed it two hours ago and I am in love with it. The only thing that I am not thoroughly impressed with is the GUI (which is why I took away 1 star). I also have a Sony TV and the GUI on the TV feels like the GUI on the PS3, but not this. It is mostly just text, no fancy, impressive graphics. I am hoping this is cured in a software update. With that being said, overall I am very impressed with this receiver and would definitely recommend this to a friend!
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