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Sony STR-DE697 Audio / Video Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony
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  • 7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver with 30 radio presets, HD video switching, and 100 watts per channel x 7
  • Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, and Dolby Pro Logic II surround processing for lifelike, exciting audio from any source
  • 5.1-channel analog audio inputs accommodate high-resolution multichannel formats like SACD and DVD-Audio
  • 5 digital-audio inputs, 1 digital output; includes preprogrammed remote control
  • Measures 16.9 x 6.2 x 12.3 inches (W x H x D)
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Technical Details

  • 7.1-Channel
  • 30 Radio presets
  • HD video switching
  • 5.1-channel analog audio inputs

Product Details

Product Manual [2.38mb PDF]
  • Item Weight: 23 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25.3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00022RV9O
  • Item model number: STRDE697
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,010 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 16, 2004

Product Description

With a 32-bit Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Pro Logic® and dts® decoder, 30 Station Presets, a Pre-Programmed Remote Control and a Digital Cinema Sound¿ System, the new STR-DE697 Audio/Video Receiver has everything you need to give your components the best connection.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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See all 11 customer reviews
Settings are easy once you get used to it.
M. Willert
This would be somewhat difficult to do, as there are no phono inputs on this model.
M. T. O'BRYAN
The sound quality is great, and the speaker setting is detailed but easy.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By KC on May 29, 2005
Easy to use, very nicely made, we searched high and low and read all the reviews on dozens of websites on receivers. We are very happy we purchased this.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 30, 2004
This is my first digital receiver, and I'm loving it. I just hooked up a Sony center channel speaker (ss-cnk 10 ed), and a sony 8" sub-woofer. I already had 2 cabinet speakers (4 way 6 speakers, 70 watt max power). The sound quality is great, and the speaker setting is detailed but easy. The manual gives helpful hints of how to best surround yourself with sound. If you are more advance in knowing the best set up for your home, the customize portion allows you to arrange set ups the best.

Also, I run my Xbox, T.V. (Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV), and Scott turntable through it, which helps not only to localize my components but it does help with clairty on all fronts. There is nothing like hearing the pops and crackles from my record albums with such depth and definition. Playing video games and watching movies are a submerged experience. Before I even bought my subwoofer and center speakers, the two cabinet speakers worked really well for me with producing clear sound. I highly recommend this item not only for beginners into the foray of digital surround sound, but anyone because the price makes the purchase that much sweeter.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chris K. Wade on November 17, 2004
This is a great receviver,I have hade mine for about 3 months and it will do everything.I have a sony DVD recorder running through it and it makes the whole room move. It's not the best but vary few would be able to tell it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Mellen Jr. on June 28, 2005
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Just received this from Amazon via FedEx home delivery (2 day service, no extra charge). So far, so good. There are a few minor annoyances (only three optical inputs...not one for the DVD player...it is a coaxial input and my DVD player is optical). Not a major problem since I just hook the optical out on the DVD to the optical in for MD/Tape. Of course, then I can't take advantage of the monitor out video feeds...alas.

On the plus side, the sound quality is excellent and the numerous options for the type of theatre sound to be created are great. I am able to connect two Dish Network satellite boxes (one HD, one SD with DVR) through the video inputs and then connect both of those to my DVD-recorder enabling me to record either HD broadcasts (w/ some quality loss) or SD broadcasts. I also transfer DVR events to DVD through these connections so it works quite well from the multiple sources.

Overall, I'd say this product is a good entry level home theatre system but beware of the limited optical input options before buying...they are for the Video 2, MD/Tape, and CD...the latter two without video buses.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glen W. Haase on August 11, 2005
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I replaced my dieing 1980's sony audio/video player with this STRDE 697 and was very pleasently surprized to here it sounds just as good as my old one, maybe even better, and even easier to operate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Willert on January 7, 2010
I've had this unit for 3 years and it's performed flawlessly with amazing clarity and sound. I paired it with a Bose Acoustimass 16 speaker and sub set. Settings are easy once you get used to it.
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