Sony STR DB 1070

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  1. ice_cool

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    Hiya

    Anyone know of any reviews of the Sony STR DB1070 ?

    I've searched around and can only find a review of the db930!

    All i know about the 1070 is that has 6.1 descrete ouputs and can be had for £450!!!!

    It has sacd compatibility, but i don't know if sacd will be better or worse than dvd -audio???

    Know any other receivers out there which are sacd/dvd-audio ready and have 6.1 sound, 100w pc???

    I've had a look at the yamaha 620, but it wont be good for the future.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ian J

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    August edition of Home Entertainment carried a review. Don't know whether it has reached their on line section yet as I don't like going there with all of the pop ups that they use.

    Ian
     
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    Both what hifi and home cinema choice have reviewed the sony.
    Doubt they are online yet.

    Maybe you can get back order issues ??
     
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    I may be a little biased, but I think this machine is awesome.

    Critism first:
    The 1 thing I would like is Component Video switching, but it does have S-Video switching.

    As part of the 6.1 Matrix (and amplification) system it will decode Dolby 5.1 EX (THX EX) and DTS 5.1 ES - (But I don't know about DTS 6.1 ES - I dont have any disks with that !).

    The digital sound for DVD is excellent. Also as a bonus the 1070 looks fantastic also.
    This unit is part of the Sony 'ES' series in the USA and is $US1000.
    (In the US it has Component Video - not sure why ours doesn't).

    But overall I have been very happy with my purchase.

    Hope this is some help to you.
     
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    I personaly wouldnt consider an amp without prologic 2.
    Its considered a massive improvement over prologic 1 .and 80% of my viewing is via sky/tv.
     
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    Hopefully Sky will be broadcasting in 5.1 before Christmas which only leaves the small matter of £300 for Sky + and an additional £10 per month in order to receive it.

    Much as I would want 5.1 on Sky I would hate to fork out £300 to find that the price was halved the following week.

    I will wait a while

    Ian
     

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