refurb DA5000ES?

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  1. Eric:F

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    i'm on the fence about purchasing a refurbished 5000ES.
    is there anyone who can give me some feedback on your experience with this digital AVR.
    i've read such mixed reviews, that i'm hoping for some first hand HTF experience.
    my use will be for 90% movies.
    thanks,
    eric
     
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    I have used two digital AVRs, Panasonic XR55, and Sony DA5000ES. They both produce beatiful sound. I ended up keeping the Sony, and am very satisfied. DA5000ES is originally priced at ~$1000, and its replacement DA7100ES is at $2000. It may make you think twice about at that price level, but at the current going price (~$500 at the famous auction site), I don't think any other receivers can come close in terms of the feature and sound quality.
     
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    hi JL,
    thanks for the opinion.
    the 5000ES is about $600 and the 7100ES is about $1250.
    that still makes the 5000ES a great value.
    there are lots of reported issues with the 5000ES. have you had any trouble with yours?
     
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    I heard the 5000ES and really looked long and hard at it last year. The issues that you are referring to have been fixed and I don't know of any real issues in the last year with this product. I ended up going another route but I really liked what I heard.
     

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