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Stricly 8 ohm and annoying hum
 
I expected better from Sony but this unit only accepts 8 ohm speakers. It was not listed as so and there is a 60HZ ac hum which shows poor filterig. Other features are fine but falls short in quality sound.

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by G.W. can be read at Amazon.Com
 
G.W.
 Rated It 
3.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 01/04/2007
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blown pre-channel
 
This receiver was a massive upgrade from the Magnavox I had for 10 years. Sounds decent, lots of inputs, I felt the setup was easy. The remote is tedious to operate and program indeed. The receiver is not even a year old and the pre-channel for the front right side blew and was sending distortion for both A and B speaker sets. One thing that annoyed me was that there was no Optical input for DVD audio. Only SA-CD, MD/Tape and Digital Satellite had optical inputs. The opticals are assignabl...

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by J. Glasser can be read at Amazon.Com
 
J. Glasser
 Rated It 
3.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 04/04/2006
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SONY makes great TVs and that's it
 
My best friend has this receiver and every time we're at his house watching a movie I can barely keep from cringing during any musical peaks, this receiver is so unpleasant.For the same or just a tiny bit more you would be much better off getting an Onkyo or best of all, Harman Kardon receiver. In fact if you go to eBay you can buy refurb HK receivers direct from them with full original warranty and for the price of this Sony POS you can get an HK AVR-135 or 235 which would blow this out of the...

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by Eduardo Neecha can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Eduardo Neecha
 Rated It 
2.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 05/10/2005
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Despite the remote, this receiver is a gem.
 
Yes the remote is difficult to use for things other than the most basic functions. But, once you get the receiver hooked up, select the modes and sound fields you like, and enter your local radio stations, it's just fine.For such a great price, how can you go wrong? I have my unit hooked up in Dolby 6.1 mode with DCM front speakers, and BOSE center channel, surround and subwoofer. Put in a DTS encoded movie and you living room is transformed into the theatre. Nothing really can match the exc...

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by JTP can be read at Amazon.Com
 
JTP
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 04/04/2005
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The remote is difficult to program
 
My main issue so far is programming in other components. I have a combination VCR/DVD. There are no codes provided for this, and Sony provides only the helpful suggestion, just try some other combinations if the few codes we provide don't work. That's nice...but 900 plus codes with a remote that you try to get into program mode and it takes 4 to 5 attempts just to get it to accept a code.....horrible. And Sony support in this matter....nonexistant.

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by K. Knodel can be read at Amazon.Com
 
K. Knodel
 Rated It 
2.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 03/07/2005
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This Package Will Never Arrive!
 
This is really more of a criticism of Amazon's deplorable customer service than anything to do with this product. I orded the product, they charged my credit card, and then the package for whatever reason was never shipped. Three weeks later they said my address (at which I receive all my mail and UPS shipments) was incorrect and credited my account. I tried to explain to them that the problem was not my address. They offered to let me re-order. Some deal. I would suggest you find a legitimate s...

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by Amazon Customer can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Amazon Customer
 Rated It 
3.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 02/15/2005
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Remote Blues
 
This reciever is great but the remote is awful. ABSOLUTELY AWFUL.The Jump button (used for jumping back and forth between 2 channels) never worked.It often just stops working, remedied by either re-selecting your video mode or turning off and on again the receiverBurns through batteriesHave to hit "Alt" before you can input a channel number because for some reason the primary function of the buttons for channel numbers is not for inputing your channel numbers. "Alt" doesn't stay on long so a min...

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by David Mauriello can be read at Amazon.Com
 
David Mauriello
 Rated It 
2.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 01/02/2005
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Nice sound. Controls are terrible
 
This unit looks nice and the sound is very good. Setup is not easy at all. The manual is terrible, and the user interface is very poor. For example, you cannot search for radio stations from the remote; you must enter the frequency or use the main unit dials. The remote is very poorly designed in general.

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by Khaldoon B. Sakkal can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Khaldoon B. Sakkal
 Rated It 
3.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 12/29/2004
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Love the Sony
 
I recently replaced my JVC surround receiver with this one. I love it, now I have all the inputs I need for VCR, DVD, Sattelite, Etc.. It also lets me connect composit video devices and send them to my monitor through the s-video jack. With my JVC receiver I could never get a good balance between my surround speakers and my center and front speakers. With the new receiver it sounds great. The only problem is now I'm tempted to add side surrounds to get 7.1 surround.

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by S. Garvey can be read at Amazon.Com
 
S. Garvey
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 09/10/2004
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Great sound and reliable
 
It has great sound and it's very reliable. Has served me well, the manual can use quite a bit of work and the learning curve is a little steep but quite worth it.

Sony STRDE897B TR-DE897B Receiver review by Gabriel can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Gabriel
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 02/24/2010
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