John Falcone, lone-star-gadget-sherriff at CNET, tips us off to his exclusive look at this Sony A/V receiver that uses, of all things, an onscreen PSP/PS3 Interface. The point? To let people configure the labels on inputs to say non-Sony things like Xbox, and make configuring the 7.1 channel monster by moving around icons, rather than dealing with the monstrous multi buttoned remotes and front panels on today's home theater schwag. Schweet.

The HDMI capable, multi-room receiver will go for less than $2,000. It'll upconvert analog and digital sources to HD resolutions. And the interface will keep us cozy while we pretend it's a Playstation 3, since we won't get our mitts on those for a long time. To be officially unveiled at CEDIA, on September 13th. More screenshots after the jump.

Sony STR-DA5200ES Receiver has PSP/PS3 Menus


Sony STR-DA5200ES Receiver has PSP/PS3 Menus

Sony STR-DA5200ES with PS3 Type Menu [CNet]