Sony STR-DA5200ES 7.1 channel A/V receiver
Deliver the digital world into your living room with the powerful Sony STR-DA5200ES 7.1 channel A/V receiver. The STR-DA5200ES captures input from your audio and visual sources, including Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and portables, and optimizes each signal for the best possible aural and visual quality. Enjoy hundreds of channels of crystal-clear digital radio when you connect the optional XM Connect-and-Play antenna. The receiver can detect and receive the best possible video and audio signals from all connected devices—making connection and performance as simple as plugging in a single wire. While you enjoy a riveting 5.1 channel surround experience in your living room, the STR-DA5200ES’s two additional amplifier channels can be routed to any other room in the house and independently play any device connected to the receiver.
The Sony DA5200ES also boasts Faroudja’s DCDi video-processing chip, which enables such abilities as scaling incoming analog video sources (for instance, composite and S-Video) to HD resolutions including 1080p, as well as offering picture-in-picture modes (a standard-definition source windowed over an HD one). The Sony STR-DA5200ES will be available in October for approximately $1,500.