hey guys i have been looking at getting the sony str da2400es 7.1 receiver what are your thoughts on this is it a good buy i would like to use it for movies and playing music i have a samsung 50 inch tv sky hd box and ps3
PS3 --> AV amp HDMI carries both audio and video
SKY HD --> AV amp or to TV HDMI carries video and 2 channel audio
SKY HD --> AV amp Optical carries multichannel 5.1 audio
TV --> AV amp Optical or analogue RCA carries 2 channel audio
AV amp --> TV HDMI carries video and audio dependant on audio source
Back in January I narrowed my selection down to the Sony es2400 and the Marantz SR5003. I went for a listen to both and I personally prefered the stereo sound from the Marantz, so I went for that. I liked it so much I went and bought a Marantz stereo amp to!
Hpwever, the Sony was certainly capeable. I just prefer the sound of Marantz. It's well woth considdering if you struggle to find a Sony.
PS Don't forget speaker cables. If you have a large room this can really add up!