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Sony STR-DE197 2 CH Receiver

Sony STR-DE197 2 CH Receiver
alaScore 81

217 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Sony STR-DE197 2 CH Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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-DE197 2 CH Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DE197 2 CH Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 user reviews of Sony STR-DE197 2 CH Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DH700 review: Sony STR-DH700

 

Sony STR-DH700

Relatively inexpensive 7.1 AV receiver; three HDMI inputs; three component video inputs; automatic speaker calibration; Sirius-ready.

Subpar sound; no onscreen display; no onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Sony's STR-DH700 is an inexpensive 7.1 AV receiver, but its lackluster sound and dearth of features make it tough to recommend.

Jun, 2009

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

Sony STR-DH700 review: Sony STR-DH700

 

Sony STR-DH700

Relatively inexpensive 7.1 AV receiver; three HDMI inputs; three component video inputs; automatic speaker calibration; Sirius-ready.

Subpar sound; no onscreen display; no onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Sony's STR-DH700 is an inexpensive 7.1 AV receiver, but its lackluster sound and dearth of features make it tough to recommend.

Jun, 2009

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

Sony STR-DH700 review

 

Even for savvy home theater enthusiasts, buying an AV receiver can be a chore, requiring hours hunched over spec sheets trying to figure out what each model offers. From a general perspective, the Sony STR-DH700 looks to offer a good value, as a 7.1 AV...

Relatively inexpensive 7.1 AV receiver; three HDMI inputs; three component video inputs; automatic speaker calibration; Sirius-ready.

Subpar sound; no onscreen display; no onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Sony's STR-DH700 is an inexpensive 7.1 AV receiver, but its lackluster sound and dearth of features make it tough to recommend.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

First unit bad, replacement from "RMA Warehouse"

 

The first unit I received had a bad left front channel. The replacement works fine but was shipped from the "RMA Warehouse" so I think it was a previously sold and returned unit. I've bought from Newegg for a long time but this will be my last purchase...

The replacement unit works

The first unit I received had a bad channel

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SONY 7.1-Channel Home Theater A/V Receiver STR-DH700

 

I've setup many professional and custom audio applications that costs much more money, and for the price of this receiver, it performs just as well as the high end receivers

Only a few HDMI inputs, but there's not a receiver with more than 5 out right now. No onscreen menu

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

If Not For One Major Flaw

 

This is a great box for a brand-new home theater, when all devices share one standard. But if you prefer incremental upgrades like I do, mixing and matching is a total pain! And, of course, if all devices share one standard, you may find yourself short...

Plenty of connectors for up to (I believe) seven different devices

There is *NO* conversion between standards (HDMI, component, and RCA). For example, if you use an RCA input, you *must* use the RCA output to view that video feed on your TV; the HDMI and component video outs will be blank. For me, that means having...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Receiver

 

Having both my tv AND Blu-ray player both being Sony as well makes using the one-touch Bravia feature great! The fewer remotes I have lying around the better!

Does everything I need it to. I'm only running a 5.1 system and Blu-ray and a Dish receiver through this unit so it more than does the job! Having 3 HDMI inputs on a unit at this price is more than sufficient and fits my needs perfectly. The price was...

none

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great unit, ready to go out of the box

 

My first real home theater style system. I was a bit nervous about setting things up, but was pleasantly surprised. HDMI simplified things a lot, but everything was up and running first time in about an hour. The default configurations worked for me...

Ready to go out of the box. Remote relatively easy to understand. Minimal configuration changes for a basic setup

Minor con, in that a fourth HDMI would be nice

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Product for Price

 

Great for the average user that needs a solid performance entry level AV receiver

I needed an entry level Receiver for my 7.1 Surround sound setup. I didnt need high end as I have neighbours to consider and I am not doing anything professional, just personal enjoyment. This product was the best bang for the buck. It has most of the...

The major con was that there is no on screen display of the AV screen functions. As a result you do have to stare at a tiny dot matrix screen to perform all AV functions. As a result I took 1 star off. The only only con was it only came with 3 HDMI...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

STR-DH700 - ONE OF THE BEST BANGS FOR THE HD AUDIO BUCK ON THE MARKET

 

I just spent an entire day with a Denon AVR-1910 (Selected as the 2009 BEST HD AVR in Europe). It costs well over $400 MORE than the STR-DH700 and took me FOUR HOURS to set up. The remote on it came straight from the CENTER OF BORG - a complete...

NEWEGG IS ALMOST GIVING IT AWAY (AS OF 12/19/09) ; OUT OF BOX AND COMPLETELY AUTO-CALIBRATED IN 7.1 IN *LESS THAN 30 MINUTES ; THREE TRUE 1080P PORTS (AUDIO AND VIDEO) ; 24P TRUE CINEMA (TAKE THE PRODUCT TOUR) ; EASY, EASY, EASY TO SETUP ; FANTASTIC...

At this price, absolutely none! You will love this AVR for any room 400 SF or smaller

Dec, 2009
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