I was shopping at Amazon the other day (maybe a new Sony LCD is in my future) and I saw some Sony AVRs. Checked at Sony.com to see if maybe they are pulling a Panasonic move and getting out of the amp business ... no, they still sell them. Normal ones and extreme ES series.
So, I got to wondering ... why are they totally off the radar these days? Seem like when someone asks for AVR suggestions (in the $400-$800 where the majority of us live) you get the same responses ... Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer ... maybe Yamaha on the low-end and Marantz on the high. No-one ever talks about Sony amps.
Between my brother and I, we still have 2 working (pre DD5.1/AC3/DTS) Sony AVRs and some working Sony All-In-Ones. My point being, reliability doesn't seem to be an issue.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone knew what was up. I knew this would be the place to ask.