Performance, flexibility, and value! Living up to the ES name, the STR-V333ES combines audiophile-pleasing design (rigid frame-and-beam construction, dual cast aluminum heat sinks, etc.) and oversized "guts" (filter capacitors, power supply, and output transistors) for stunning music and home theater performance. For mind-blowing 5.1-channel realism, you get 24-bit Dolby Digital and DTS decoding. Dual 32-bit processors deliver Sony's exclusive Digital Cinema Sound modes - you'll hear movie soundtracks the way producers and directors intended! And with 110 full-bandwidth-rated ES watts x 5, you can be sure all your speakers have plenty of power for maximum home theater impact.A vast array of digital and analog inputs (including 5 S-video inputs, 5 digital inputs, and a 5.1-channel input) accommodates all your A/V components. Sony's dual-room/dual source feature lets you enjoy one source in your main listening room while simultaneously passing the signal from another stereo source (CD, MD, etc.) to a shelf system, amp, or powered speakers in another room. You even get a stereo "analog direct" mode for bypassing DSP - great for high-resolution sources like SACD!