Sony STR-DA50ES


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Brand and Model:Sony STR-DA50ES
Price ($USD):$999
Features:
checked Tunerchecked Ampchecked Dolby Prologic
checked Dolby Digitalchecked DTSun-checked THX Certified
un-checked 7.1 Channels
Audio Inputs:
6ch:0Phono:1
Digital Coax:1Digital Optical:0
Video Inputs:
Composite:10S-Video:1
Component:
Audio Outputs:
Speaker:0Preamp/6ch.:
Video Outputs:
Composite:5S-Video:1
Component:
Amplifier
Power (Main Speakers):100 Watts
Power (Surround Speakers):100 Watts
THD:%
Weight (lbs):34 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):6x17x17 in. (width/height/depth)
Description:Sony's STR-DA50ES Page

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Sony STR-DA50ES
Great unit wish remote was a little easier to see.

Overall Rating: 9
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Sony STR-DA50ES
I am Luis from Portugal.
I just bought a Sony STR-DA50ES and I just observed the following facts:
First: When I put the speakers selector to OFF the pre-out rca connections become mute.
I have a pair of Mirage 7 loudspeakers and the power amplifier has not enough strengh to drive them. So I would like to power my loudspeakers with an outside power amplifier which is impossible because of this fact
So I can't use any outside power amplifiers because I have no signal to drive them on. I don't understand what are the pre-out rca connections doing there.
Second: The backlight of the remote control is insuficient to light the panel and in dark places we can see almost nothing. It's very difficult to work with that remote.
The rest of the functions seem enough and the receiver sounds good.

If anyone has some knowlege about these problems email me a help message:

lvfocus@clix.pt

Overall Rating: 7
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Sony STR-DA50ES
Hi, I have STR-DA50ES and ironically the same thing has happened to me, as to pm5-113.lex.infi.net except the unpleasant service. My receiver blinked Protection, after I hooked my new surround speakers up. I pushed the power button; however, it would not turn back on. Should I sending the receiver to the Sony Regional Repair Center, or any other factory authorized repair center?

Overall Rating: 4
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Sony STR-DA50ES
Hasn't Anyone heard the Yamaha DSP-A2. I think it kicks this Sony into deep space, for a comparitive price.

Overall Rating: 7
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Sony STR-DA50ES
I've just recently purchased the Sony 50 ES, the receiver is wonderful but I have to agree with everyone else on the remote. It looks nice and the concept was great but, it just doesn't perform well. You have to almost point the remote at the receiver for it to perform a command. Allot of steps are involed when trying to perform simple tasks. I purchased it for only $399 on an Air Force Base in Japan so, I can't really complain overall.

Overall Rating: 8
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Sony STR-DA50ES
e' davvero un grande apparecchio

non vi fate ingannare dal prezzo(sono pochi i suoi rivali.....
e forse giocano solo in casa soni......

Overall Rating: 10
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Sony STR-DA50ES
Just picked this up as a open-box demo model from the Good Guys in California for $499. It came with no remote or docs, but just ordered the docs from Sony for $8 ($5, plus shipping and tax), and got the new Sony universal learning remote RM-VL900 - which is the first remote I've had that actually does do everything (or in a few cases, can be taught to). Downside on the DA50ES: It doesn't have a digital RCA-type input for my CD player (plenty of optical connections however), but my CD player is pre-optical. That's my only gripe after a week. Plenty of other connections: svideo, optical, dvd, video1-3. Great ADF - auto decode format - mode to switch between stereo TV and 5.1 DVDs.

Overall Rating: 9
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Sony STR-DA50ES
Best amp I ever had!

Overall Rating: 10
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Sony STR-DA50ES
I really don't understand why most of these reviews are against SONY and/or this receiver! SONY service centers may not be very helpful - are there any really good service centers!? The remote may not be very bright, but you can see it, right? The design is very sleek and overall performance is outsatnding! It really doesn't matter if it's 100W or 120W per channel, 3 or 5 year warranty, or if you got the upgraded remote... This receiver performs! Any faithful SONY fan would back me up.

Those who complain of this receivers lack of control over their Toshiba or Panasonic whatever, obviously don't have a clue! Why even consider these other brands? Ever heard of a SONY hair dryer or microwave? NO!!! Because they are dedicated hard-core audio/video experts!

STR-DA50ES is a fine piece!

Overall Rating: 10
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Sony STR-DA50ES
i recently bought the sony strda 50 es reciever, black finish and for the
first weeks it sounds really great as expected.
All the facilities i have used in combination with the dvd denon 5000 where
especially great

So if i can advice one :::: BUY AND LISTEN AND USE IT
It's the DRAGON of the recievers

For you all a great hifi millenium year 2000!!!!!!!!

Michael, Turnhout-Belgium-Europe

Overall Rating: 9
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