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Anybody pick one of these up yet and have thoughts on it?


I have an STR-DG885 that has served well for a few years now but everything I have now has hdmi except my receiver.


The 3in 1 out hdmi. of the 810 is the only with that many ins I have seen in the under $500 range.
 

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Buyer beware on this thing. The specs on sonystyle list it as having 3 optical ins, 1 optical out.


In fact it only has 2 optical ins and NO optical out.


I cancelled my order.
 

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I just got this reciever as an upgrade from my old HTIB. I am totally satisfied with this reciever for an HT. I have no need for sound out of the reciever so the misinfo from sony doesn't effect me. It decodes all popular sound mixes and comes with a fairly accurate auto detection microphone for easy set up (determines the distance of each speaker relative to listener). It has 3 HDMI inputs so if you have ps3 satalite and nice dvd or hd-dvd you'll need these. I found it switches sources quickly and the HDMI source does not seem to be degraded at all. It even controls my Samsung HDTV which is less than a year old. If you have any questions concerning this reciever let me know.
 

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I just got my DG910 receiver today. I'll be hooking it up tonight. Hopefully, it'll be nice for a price tag of 333 bucks.
 

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I just got my DG910 receiver today. I'll be hooking it up tonight. Hopefully, it'll be nice for a price tag of 333 bucks.

Please give us as thorough a review as you can. Very interested to hear what that puppy is like.
 

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I have my 810 all hooked up, and it sounds pretty good. I really like the audio/video switching. I have an Xbox360, cable box, and an htpc going through component connections, and a dvd changer going through HDMI. The picture clarity does not look degraded by going through the receiver.


I think that the DG810 is a good value.
 

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The DG910 sounds great. I hooked it up through HDMI to my Toshiba HD XA2, PS3, and my cable box. Watched Letters from Iwo Jima with Dolby True HD and you can hear fires coming from everywhere. I felt as if I was in the middle of the battle. Then I tried Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl and it sounded awesome with the uncompress 5.1 track. I think I'm in heaven now. Not bad for a receiver worth only 333 bucks.
 

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I picked up the STR-DG810 as a replacement for an Onkyo 604 that wouldn't play nicely with my setup. So far, so good. It sounds nice (though my speakers are a bit iffy anyway) and I can't notice any visual degradation of which to speak. Everything except the HD-A2 operates flawlessly with it (I talked to Toshiba on the phone today and they told me a "mid-summer" firmware update would alleviate my A2-HDMI-receiver frustrations). It's not the highest end thing out there, but for the price it's a nice one.
 

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What are the major differences between the 810 and 910 apart from the 6.1 and 7.1 ch?
 

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What are the major differences between the 810 and 910 apart from the 6.1 and 7.1 ch?

From everything I read, the only differences are 6.1 for the 810 vs. 7.1 & the 910 has OSD capability.


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The DG910 sounds great. I hooked it up through HDMI to my Toshiba HD XA2, PS3, and my cable box. Watched Letters from Iwo Jima with Dolby True HD and you can hear fires coming from everywhere. I felt as if I was in the middle of the battle. Then I tried Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl and it sounded awesome with the uncompress 5.1 track. I think I'm in heaven now. Not bad for a receiver worth only 333 bucks.

Where did you find it for $333?
 

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From everything I read, the only differences are 6.1 for the 810 vs. 7.1 & the 910 has OSD capability.


Ken

The OSD sucks on the 910. It covers the entire screen and then you need to turn it off when you want to watch TV.
 

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Got the 810 hooked up this week (love that part about HDMI) and am very pleased with it's performance. Hard to believe for an old-time audio guy how much performance is available for very few dollars these days. Haven't done any stereo listening yet, but surround performance with DVD is hard to fault. Only regret is having purchased a new receiver last year with no HDMI capabilies and discovering that the new hookup, with all it's attendant problems was going to be necessary for going HD. Ah well, probably give that and the old Mits to the daughter... Dave
 

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I just got STR-DG810 yesterday. I bought it as an upgrade from an old 5.1 receiver by Aiwa. Once I got a hang of a remote, the set up was really easy and menus pretty intuitive even without onscreen display. I used the included microphone for speakers setup.

I decided to only use HDMI connections for my system. I connected Comast HD/DVR box (outputs at 1080i max) and Samsung HD-960 upconverting DVD player with HDMI output of up to 1080p. Then HDMI cable to my Smsung DLP 1080p display. HD programming with DD5.1 from Comcast box programming was automatically recognized by the receiver. Trouble came playing DVDs with DD5.1 that kept only showing up as 2 channel audio. On receiver's display it would show up as PCM 48 and only 2 speaker symbols would show up. DTS encoded DVDs would not have any sound at all. Finally I figured out that that was the factory setting on DVD player. I had to enable DTS and switch output to PCM over HDMI. Tricky, so if you have that DVD player make sure to go into audio settings. DVDs looked great upconverted to 1080p and sound is amazing. For me it was a huge upgrade in sound/video. I could really recommend this receiver you could get a great deal on Amazon. After 2 days of using it, the thing that I would improve would be adding a multicolor display because it only shows text/symbols in white, so everything tends to look too blurry from 6-10 feet away. If you could live with that, go for it. I would be happy to answer questions related to my setup.
 

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I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on the STR-DG910...I wish it had 4 HDMI inputs but 3 is still pretty good...seems all the threads are about denon and other brands...Sony seems to be ignored around here...any idea why that is?
 

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Some questions for 810 and 910 owners:


1. What HDMI verison does the 810 and 910 have?


2. Does the receiver run hot?


3. For the 910, how is the upscaling of component to HDMI? Can you choose the output resolution such as 720p & 1080i or is there only 1 choice (like the Onkyo 605 where everything is output as 720p).
 
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