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This is the cheapest I have seen for this receiver online. Includes VAT and shipping.

Sony's Latest Home Cinema AV Receiver with 4 HDMI sockets & Auto Caliberation.

4 HDMI 1.3 sockets
TrueHD and DTS-HD
Auto Calibration
BRAVIA sync
Digital Media Port
110W x7 output
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#1
Damn... I ordered this very one (though in black) from superfi last week @ £244.

Don't know why this is being voted cold.. it's a great price!
Heat added.
#2
It's being voted cold by people that don't have a clue what it is/what it does.

I want one, just can't afford one :-(
#3
I have a black one on order from play for slightly cheaper (using the RAC code), but my order status is still only 'order taken' after 6 days! Tempted to pay more and get the black one here now! Hot deal on the silver though!
#4
very nice - but the mrs would go nuts
#5
Awesome price! I could do with one, but got the STRDG710 in the summer!!
#6
Does this allow all inputs to be output via a single HDMI? Also, is the audio carried trough HDMI too?

Edit:
it does carry sound over HDMI and also allows you to assign different audio inouts if required.
#7
Richer Sounds will beat this price by £10-00. Got one from their Glasgow store a few weeks ago when it was £219-99 at Play. RS beat their price by a tenner.

Great amp.
#8
reading the specification on the Sony site it says this amp is 8ohms, does this mean i would be unable to use 6ohm speakers? Like the Jamo: A102HCS5 kit.
#9
mminghella
Does this allow all inputs to be output via a single HDMI? Also, is the audio carried trough HDMI too?

Edit:
it does carry sound over HDMI and also allows you to assign different audio inouts if required.


It allows all HDMI inputs to be output via one HDMI, but you cant output lower quality outputs via the HDMI, i.e. it will not up convert an s-video input to be output via HDMI.
#10
nwmark
It allows all HDMI inputs to be output via one HDMI, but you cant output lower quality outputs via the HDMI, i.e. it will not up convert an s-video input to be output via HDMI.


Thanks & ******!

This confused me on their site:


Upscaling (Analog->Component / HDMI™, HDMI™->HDMI™) YES
Video Up Converter (To S / Component / HDMI™) NO / NO / NO
#11
yes that confused me too,

Upscaling (Analog->Component / HDMI™, HDMI™->HDMI™) YES
I read this to mean it will take a HD signal and upscale it to 1080i / 1080p, but it could also mean it will take an analog signal and output it via component/HDMI, and also take a HDMI signal and output it on HDMI.

Video Up Converter (To S / Component / HDMI™) NO / NO / NO
and i read this as, if you plug something into the S-Video or component inputs then it will not output these on the HDMI output.

I am probably wrong but didnt want to buy it and take the chance.
#12
I have this with 7.1 surround & a Sony 40" bravia.It is brilliant & sounds superb.Still waiting to get hold of a true hd bluray ,so still anticipate this to sound even better.
#13
nwmark
yes that confused me too,

Upscaling (Analog->Component / HDMI™, HDMI™->HDMI™) YES
I read this to mean it will take a HD signal and upscale it to 1080i / 1080p, but it could also mean it will take an analog signal and output it via component/HDMI, and also take a HDMI signal and output it on HDMI.

Video Up Converter (To S / Component / HDMI™) NO / NO / NO
and i read this as, if you plug something into the S-Video or component inputs then it will not output these on the HDMI output.

I am probably wrong but didnt want to buy it and take the chance.

Upscaling (Analog->Component / HDMI™, HDMI™->HDMI™) YES
my reading is that you can take an analogue signal out to component/hdmi

I'm confused... dot com :?
#15
Am I right in thinking that the picture used on the site is the wrong model? :? Ordered one earlier as my order with play.com was starting to take the proverbial, but now worried that they're trying to pass an older model on as the STRDG820? http://www.superfi.co.uk/images/Sony_strdg820_front_bk_1129x433.jpg
#16
i have the model down from this one and basically everything in the living room goes through this.........PS3, Media centre, DVD, T.V, etc, its just brilliant......i was a little upset with the output per channel but for a bog standard lower line Sony Reciever its what i wanted for my first one. Definitely a begginner model if your new to the whole thing. I think the next one i buy will be a pioneer just because of more wattage per channel.

Anyway....................good deal imo, just be careful that you dont expect excellence.........
#18
nwmark
reading the specification on the Sony site it says this amp is 8ohms, does this mean i would be unable to use 6ohm speakers? Like the Jamo: A102HCS5 kit.


An 8 ohm speaker may vary with frequency from 6 ohms to 40 ohms. and a 6 ohm speaker may vary from 4 ohms to 40 ohms, depending upon frequency. Speakers are not a pure resistive load. In other words, there's no such thing as an 8 ohm or 6 ohm speaker...it's more like a range.

You'll be fine, the receiver is able to deliver more power to a speaker with lower impedence just don't crank it up to 11! :thumbsup:
#20
If you want analogue video to HDMI upscaling the best bet is the Denon AVR 1909 (299 @ richersounds). It's not a brand new model, but it ticks most of the boxes - 7.1 sound, hdmi upscaling, audio pass thru (so it'll decode HD audio from ps3s etc).

Having said that, this sony unit is a good deal if you don't want / need the analogue video upscaling.

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Edit: bit of info about the upscaling - http://www.avforums.com/forums/integrated-av-amplifiers-receivers/896736-denon-avr1909-upscale-wii-1080p.html

includes some links to pics showing what the upscaling processor does.
#21
i like this product but cant afford..
#22
sorry to sound really thick but can I assume all you need to buy in addition is speakers? can you start off with just 2
would you advise a novice to buy this or an Onkyo which has speakers with it;-)
#23
harrythedog
sorry to sound really thick but can I assume all you need to buy in addition is speakers? can you start off with just 2
would you advise a novice to buy this or an Onkyo which has speakers with it;-)


I would buy this one if i was just starting out, its cheap and worth every penny, because you can experiment with other things such as the HDMI's etc etc.

......But yes, all you would need is speakers, you would just need two and then build from there :thumbsup:

you could get consoles or like i have the P.C. going through it as well..... On AV Forums you could just ask for a quick set up guide as well because they are dead helpful with that type of stuff on there......you could even walk in to richer sounds if you have one near you, they are usually dead helpful
#24
want one - got no $$

:(
#25
hotintheuk
I would buy this one if i was just starting out, its cheap and worth every penny, because you can experiment with other things such as the HDMI's etc etc.

......But yes, all you would need is speakers, you would just need two and then build from there :thumbsup:

you could get consoles or like i have the P.C. going through it as well..... On AV Forums you could just ask for a quick set up guide as well because they are dead helpful with that type of stuff on there......you could even walk in to richer sounds if you have one near you, they are usually dead helpful

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVICE
#26
harrythedog
sorry to sound really thick but can I assume all you need to buy in addition is speakers? can you start off with just 2
would you advise a novice to buy this or an Onkyo which has speakers with it;-)



Onkyo for me (depends on model) I presume you are on about the Onkyo 606?. Speakers only come with it if you buy it as a package deal as AV amps do not come packaged with speakers from the manufacturer. I wouldnt go with 2 speakers either if you are buying this sort of amp fo with 5.1 or above....

Crossy
#27
Crossy
Onkyo for me (depends on model) I presume you are on about the Onkyo 606?. Speakers only come with it if you buy it as a package deal as AV amps do not come packaged with speakers from the manufacturer. I wouldnt go with 2 speakers either if you are buying this sort of amp fo with 5.1 or above....

Crossy


i know what you are saying but the only reason i suggested this one is if you are on a budget you could start off with 2 speakers and build from there but i wouldn't really suggest getting a system that included speakers with an amp anyway ..........the likelyhood is that they will distort past a certain volume as they tend to be lower quality unless of course you buy them where you can pick the speakers as part of the package.......not from my personal experience but from friends doing this, but if you do plan on building on a budget cant go wrong with the lower end Sony Amps
#28
hotintheuk
i have the model down from this one and basically everything in the living room goes through this.........PS3, Media centre, DVD, T.V, etc, its just brilliant......i was a little upset with the output per channel but for a bog standard lower line Sony Reciever its what i wanted for my first one. Definitely a begginner model if your new to the whole thing. I think the next one i buy will be a pioneer just because of more wattage per channel.

Anyway....................good deal imo, just be careful that you dont expect excellence.........


Can i ask which pioneer you would recommend as best Value/Perfomance so i can look out for a deal as looking at getting one myself

Thanks
#29
nwmark
reading the specification on the Sony site it says this amp is 8ohms, does this mean i would be unable to use 6ohm speakers? Like the Jamo: A102HCS5 kit.


The quoted speaker impedance is a nominal value only and will vary according to the frequency of the signal it is asked to convey. The amplifier is optimised for delivery into an 8 Ohm load, if you connect a 6 Ohm load it will have to deliver more current to produce the same audible power. More current means more heat but that said, if you don't drive the amp and full whack then it's likely to be just fine. It's unlikely that for normal listening levels you'll ever want to have the volume up in the danger zone.
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Suprnova
Can i ask which pioneer you would recommend as best Value/Perfomance so i can look out for a deal as looking at getting one myself

Thanks


Just a quick look on Kelkoo to be honest but......depends what you want but the top link is definitely one i would consider........7.1, 2 HDMI inputs, 150w per channel, Dolby True HD, DTS Neo 6...the only thing is that if you arent running from a C.D and its mp3's you might notice the distrotion more because of the signal strength.....

i would get this one to be honest :-D

http://www.digital-point.co.uk/model.php?ID=3970&referrer=kelkoo&source=kelkoo

Depends what your budget is, i mean personally if you are thinking cheaper then probably this...

http://www.multizoneav.com/product.asp?mod=VSX918VK&PCFeed=Kelkoo&tduid=36d72a8e01ee08cdc31f78011f909ac5

or

http://www.digital-point.co.uk/model.php?ID=3978&referrer=kelkoo&source=kelkoo
#31
hotintheuk
Just a quick look on Kelkoo to be honest but......depends what you want but the top link is definitely one i would consider........7.1, 2 HDMI inputs, 150w per channel, Dolby True HD, DTS Neo 6...the only thing is that if you arent running from a C.D and its mp3's you might notice the distrotion more because of the signal strength.....

snip


The signal strength has nothing to do with it. Let's be honest, can you really detect distortion when listening to mp3s? Mp3 is not a lossless compression algorithm I know but the artefacts it produces appears as compression of the dynamic range. It's the same whether you play it loud or soft. Most people accept this for the convenience of mp3. If you don't like mp3 compression don't use it but it is not your amp's fault whatever power it has. The problem is inherent in the recorded medium.
#32
this deal is not new, also this is out of 'real' stock everwhere.

as mentioned u can get 10 pounds off from richer sounds, i found this one for 209 pounds before rs price match but i dont have the link handy

I wanted to get this about 3 weeks ago but i missed out of the last one in richer sounds. Not worth paying more than 200 pounds for it tbh

If you want a reciever with emphasis on music get the yamaha ax763 which is also out of stock at the moment unless u want to buy it expensive (should be 299.99), if you want one for movies then the Onkyo 606 is the best one to get (again around 299.99)

I spoke to some dealers and they said the sony warranty is not as good as the others and they get a lot of problems with them, not sure if this is true

not a hot deal for me am affraid

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