Originally Posted by David B
I just got a PS3 a couple weeks back when HDDVD waved the white flag. I ordered a NYKO USB dongle to take care of the IR issue. The Nyko works flawlessly with the Harmony and PS3 after assigning a few buttons and tweaking. I am not bothered by the lack of IR on/off control as I knew this going in from reading AVS. Most importantly, the PS3 syncs via HDMI no matter whether I power it on first, last, or in the middle of the power-on chain. Also, I always need to put in a disc anyway - so I'd have to get off my tookus either way. DolbyHD and uncompressed audio are really a step up and the PS3 has been great with video. For these reasons, I have not regretted the 5200's lowly HDMI 1.2 status. Also, the 5200 does a great job with my difficult to drive 4-ohm Polk LSI-25s. Do you have a PS3 in your system already or are you contemplating? David
Sorry not to get back but have been busy with a few other issues. I have a second HDTV set up with a Yamaha 3800. I now have set up streaming audio from my Vista media center to the 3800, check that thread if you are interested. But the fun news is that the PS3, which has wireless, when attached to the 5200ES gives you, yes, streaming audio. Works like a charm and it picks up my media server. I was an early adopter of the PS3 back in 2006 I guess. I really like it for SACDs and the streaming audio (I have 600 CDs on the server).
Too bad they do not do a firmware update on the 5200ES but I do not miss whatever they have on the 5300ES as there seems to be some other issues with that machine. This one has been rock solid in my set-up. I have two zones running and a SONY Bravia TV as well as various computer connections not to mention Yellow Dog Linux....
We, good luck to everyone with the 5200ES.
PS Cheers and send a private e-mail if anyone has questions as I mostly follow the Yamaha 3800 forum... they do firmware updates on that... and it is a nice machine but not quite in the same category as this SONY. They do have a very active set of hackers working on it.
PPS Both set-up have Vienna Acoustics speakers (SONY has 5 and Yamaha 2). I have stayed away from Denon as they have blown out a friend's Vienna Acoustics..... dangerous world that of 4 ohm....