Originally Posted by Newbie01
Sony recievers are craptastic. If you are stuck between Yamaha and Sony...always always go Yamaha. Just my two cents.
I would like to know why you are making such a blanket statement regarding Sony. I have a Sony receiver (STRDG 820 ) which has never given a lick of trouble. I use sony for all my car audio head units and they have never let me down nor do they seem cheap in any way. I also have a Yamaha RX A1000 which is fantastic and also a Denon 3311ci which is wonderful as well. No matter the make, at some level they are going to sacrifice something to keep the price competitive. It seems sony is a little harder to get a good deal on, they just don't seem to have the exposure the other brands have . I have noticed they like to keep control of their products and the pricing. The ES line is quite nice but a bit pricey from where im standing. Sony has been around a long time and I think their quality is equal to or better than other Asian brands.
A friend of mine had a sony lcd flatscreen that had a problem, and even though it was out of warranty ,they paid to ship it to the nearest repair center which was 1500 miles from where we are. It was not repairable , and they gave him a credit of roughly 80% of purchase price towards a new set. Needless to say , the price of flatpanels had dropped considerably . Sony stands behind their products and that's important.