“Still running after 30 years. The turntable channel finally got fuzzy about 5 years ago. Powerful enough for large speakers.” --jefferis
“When I purchased my AVR 335, the only sound system I had was a set of Logitech z5300e PC speakers that was hacked together using a menagerie of cables, and 2 manual switch boxes so I could use them with my Xbox (original and 360), PS2, PC, Wii, TV, and CD changer. The first switch box was composite video and s-video only, and the second one was had component video. When I wanted to switch the...” --Jason Hutchinson
“I purchased a refurbished unit from the Harmon Kardon store on Ebay. That was probably a good thing as these receivers had a defect with the HDMI boards. There was a service bulletin out for it and all the refurbished units after a certain date had it. The I purchased is good to go. I don't use this thing for video processing as my near top of the line 60 inch Sony does a great job of...” --cwhite4455
“I feel that I should be embarrassed to post a review about a Sony receiver, especially one that I only paid a couple hundred bucks for after seeing all those fancy $1000+ receiver reviews! I had a 7.1 Sony receiver for many years that I only ever used in 5.1 and it was only a pass-through and I was not able to get audio through the HDMI inputs (it only had 2 of those). I wanted an upgrade that...” --goslin23
The new STR-DE897/B Audio/Video Receiver features a 32-bit Dolby® Digital, Dolby Pro® Logic and dts® Decoder, a Digital Cinema Sound¿ System, 30 Station Presets and a 32-bit DSP with 13 Acoustic Environments. Keep your components connected with the STR-DE897/B.
“I've had this receiver for over 11 years and it's still working perfectly. I purchased it directly from Harman Kardon and have loved using it over the years. Some complain about its lack of power or its inability to handle anything more than 5.1 sound, but I find both arguments invalid. The sound that is produced is rich and has a lot of power behind it. I have never lacked for volume when...” --Spartan 1771
Optimized for Blu-ray Disc and other HD Sources / 120 Watts x 7 Amplifier Power (8 ohms, 1Khz, 0.7% THD) / 1080p signal through HDMI / XM Capable Paper Tray Capacity up to 250 sheets Caller ID 2 Compatible (service required) Quick Scan Broadcasting of fax up to 20 Locations Distinctive Ring Detection capable (service required) Extension Line Transfer ...