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Sony STR-DA5300ES

Sony STR-DA5300ES
alaScore 84

78 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Sony STR-DA5300ES. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony STR-DA5300ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DA5300ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony STR-DA5300ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DA5300ES review: Sony STR-DA5300ES

 

Sony STR-DA5300ES

Excellent graphical user interface; six HDMI 1.3 inputs; can upconvert all analog signals to HDMI; user-selectable output resolution; excellent upconversion video quality; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; can switch between nine...

Expensive; main remote can be confusing, although simpler remote provided; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding cannot be used with current crop of high-definition video players.

With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface, and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Harley (avguide.com)

TESTED: Sony STR-DA5300ES AV Receiver and BDP-S2000ES Blu-ray Disc Player

 

For those of us who enjoy concert performances on video, Blu-ray Disc is a revelation. The format delivers lossless high-resolution multichannel audio, which in itself is cause for celebration after more than ten years of living with the sonic...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony STRDA5300ES

 
Jul, 2008

Expert review by : . (techradar.com)

Sony STR-DA5300ES review

 

Sony offers up it's wild-card receiver, and it's a real grower

Classy build ; Stunning DCAC EQ system ; Up-front and exciting cinema sound

Balance is a little light ; Needs careful speaker matching ; No generic networking connections

Sony don't fail to impress with this stunning AV receiver, prepare yourself for an intense experience

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5300ES Review - A/V Receivers

 

sony strda5300es review: With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Excellent GUI, Six HDMI 1.3 inputs, Upconvert sall analog signals to HDMI, Excellent upconversion video quality, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

Expensive, Some HDMI syncing issues, Main remote can be confusing

With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony STR-DA5300ES review

 

Editors' note: While we experienced some HDMI syncing issues with our original preproduction review sample, repeating the same tests with the shipping unit did not exhibit the same issues in our setup. It's worth noting, however, that HDMI performance...

Excellent graphical user interface; six HDMI 1.3 inputs; can upconvert all analog signals to HDMI; user-selectable output resolution; excellent upconversion video quality; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; can switch between nine...

Expensive; main remote can be confusing, although simpler remote provided; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding cannot be used with current crop of high-definition video players.

With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface, and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STR-DA5300ES review: Sony STR-DA5300ES

 

Sony STR-DA5300ES

Excellent graphical user interface; six HDMI 1.3 inputs; can upconvert all analog signals to HDMI; user-selectable output resolution; excellent upconversion video quality; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; can switch between nine...

Expensive; main remote can be confusing, although simpler remote provided; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding cannot be used with current crop of high-definition video players.

With six HDMI inputs, an intuitive graphical user interface, and excellent audio and video quality, the Sony STR-DA5300ES raises the bar on what to expect from a high-end AV receiver.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5300ES

 

Fantastic amplifier, really really hard to find something worth upgrading too from this amplifier.

Sound, inputs, reliability, power

cant assign optical to usb, gui could be better

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5300ES

 

I have to change my previous comments. Two days after my machine has failed. It is unable to lock onto assigned inputs. Results are you get either no audio or no video when changing inputs. Even after a hard reset, removing hdmi devices and...

Great for 5 weeks, now a paperweight

Apparently this is a massive problem in the US and UK. Sony have a change over program inplace the issue is that large. Will be interesting to see how I get treated by Harvey Norman and Sony to get either a replacement or to change my purchase

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony STRDA5300ES

 

Well, this amp is outstanding. Gui is pretty good if not quite up to the ps3 interface as the new 5400. Still, everyone has said it, put simply, it is just outstanding.

Feature set, sound and vid quality. Although a fairly standard feature, works brilliantly when paired with Sony bluray and Sony 46" Z with one button power on ; Price is a pro for me. As the new model was just released, I got this baby for $1500...

The main remote is somewhat cluttered. Shall be buying a harmony universal me thinks anyway, so meaningless

Feb, 2009
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