• 7.2-channel with 100 watts per channel
• Built-in WiFi
• Built-on Bluetooth
• 4K resolution pass-through and upscaling
• 8 HDMI inputs plus 2 component inputs
• USB port on front panel
• Control4 home automation system controller
RATING: 4 out of 5 stars
Welcome to a review of the Sony STR-DA2800ES 7.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver. This A/V receiver is packed full of features, giving you endless options to optimize your entertainment needs. Setting up your new receiver couldn’t be easier, colorful diagrams and text descriptions will guide you through each step. Once the receiver is turned on, you are presented with an easy set-up system which will walk you through all the settings necessary, including speaker settings. This system has an intuitive on screen menu that allows you to manage and access your input devices effortlessly. The new menu on this receiver is very easy to navigate and switching between system settings, internet apps or changing inputs is a breeze. Being WiFi enabled lets you access the internet where you can stream movies, music, youtube videos and so much more. Once connected to the internet, the receiver has access to a vast array of web apps including streaming features like Netflix, Hulu and Vudu in addition to audio apps like Pandora and Slacker. The USB port located on the front panel also allows you to access your music via flash drive. If you own a smartphone, with this receiver, your phone can now become the remote control for your system when you install the appropriate app.
The remote control that accompanies this receiver is part# RM-AAU155. Some users have commented that this remote could be more effective if it were more able to control the devices that are added rather than just the receiver itself.
The sound quality that this receiver delivers is excellent. Crisp, clear detail and just the right amount of bass will more than fulfill your needs. Watching movies, sporting events and playing games will be a pleasure you’ll want to experience again and again. As with any other system, there are drawbacks which have been noted by users. One concern is that there is no volume indication projected on the TV screen which can be an annoyance for many. For those concerned with energy consumption users have noticed that the receiver leaves unused equipment turned on when you are done with an activity meaning unnecessary energy consumption. However, with all the extras this receiver delivers, together with the exceptional sound and picture quality, this is definitely an item to consider for your next shopping trip.
• Crisp, powerful, sound quality
• Built-in Wifi for internet connection
• 4K resolution pass-through
• Remote control could be more effective
• No volume indication on TV
• Energy consumption issues
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