Any info on Sony AVD-S50ES

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by william pender, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. william pender

    william pender Auditioning

    Aug 30, 2003
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    Hi all. First post. Here goes. I am thinking about buying the Sony AVD-S50ES DVD/Receiver/SACD player. Has anyone read any reviews on the unit, or has anyone bought it yet? Any and all info would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

    Jun 5, 2000
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    Knocksville, TN
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    Rachael Bellomy
    I sent one back to Crutchfield last week. The digital amps sounded VERY metalic and distorted on 1 of the 2 SACD's I put in it. The remote is dreadful and there are no direct access buttons for the inputs, a pain if you need them to program a real remote. I used the DVD section interlaced and it didn't look as good as a Sony 7700 I compared it to. You must hook up an S-video cable to see the menu. The S-video monitor jack was crooked and unusable on the one I got, so I never saw the menu. I thought the unit was entirely unworthy of the ES designation. You'd be better off to buy a budjet reciever and DVD player IMO. I was going to use it in my bedroom. The one box solution was appealing... Hot or not....NOT!!!!!!!![​IMG]

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