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Sony STR-DH540 5.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver 725 Watt Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • iPod/iPhone playback via USB. Dolby TrueHD.
  • 4K pass-through. HD Digital Cinema Sound.
  • Pro logic IIz and dts HD Enhanced Audio Codecs. 725W (145W x 5 6 ohms 1kHz 0.5% THD)
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Product Description

Product Description

Queue up your favorite playlist or the latest blockbuster hit stored on your iPod or iPhone, all while charging your device5. Plugging it in to the front-facing USB input couldn't be simpler. And since your device stays charging the whole time, it's ready to go when you are.

From the Manufacturer

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Bring the excitement home with 5.2 channels, 725 watts8 and iPhone and iPod connectivity. It also handles all of your components with 4 HD inputs and 4K resolution
pass-through. Now, all of your music and movies will get the multi-layered sound quality
they deserve with HD Digital Cinema Sound and auto calibration for easy set-up.


iPod/iPhone Music
and Video playback
Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone while charging your device.5
4 HDMI Inputs

Get versatile HD connection options with six HD inputs. Four HDMI inputs (up to 4K) let you connect a Sony PlayStation 3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio.6
HD Digital Cinema Sound and
Front High Speakers
Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of movie theaters. Front Height mode enables vocal height and 3D effects, making action sequences, concerts and movies truly theatrical.
4K Pass-through
Future-proof your system and take a quantum leap in video clarity. The STR-DH540 allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector.
3D Pass-through
Featuring four HDMI inputs with 3D pass-through, you can connect your compatible 3D Blu-ray player, PS3 system, cable box or satellite receiver to start enjoying a vast array of 3D entertainment5. The HDMI inputs are also compatible with standard 2D devices.
Advanced Blu-ray Disc
Audio Decoding
Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby trueHD3, ProLogic IIz and dts-HD master audio codecs.2

Product description and full feature list
Explore the full range of features and options below.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Set Up
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your A/V receiver and speakers with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.

Audio Return Channel
Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.7

Standby pass-through of
Audio & Video

Conveniently access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.

BRAVIA Sync Capable
Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products.4

24p True Cinema (pass-through)
Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation 3 gaming console via HDMI cable.6


1. Requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D glasses and HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps).
2. Requires HDMI cable and LPCM capable receiver.
3. Requires HDTV with equivalent display and HDMI cable sold sep.
4. Syncs with BRAVIA Sync or Theatre Sync products.
5. iPod support is limited to the following players: iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation, iPod 4th& 5th generation & iPod mini and iPhone 3G, 3Gs and 4G models.
6. Requires HDMI cable sold sep.
7. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold sep.
8. 745 Watts Total System power (145W x 5 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.5% THD)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 13 x 6.3 inches ; 16 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 21 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00BHC7ZT4
  • Item model number: STRDH540
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,053 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 19, 2013

Technical Details

  • Sleep Timer;3D Compatiblity

Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Output Wattage200 watts
Color NameBlack
Special FeaturesSleep Timer;3D Compatiblity

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sound is great and its easy to use.
Angela Yusten
The Bravia Sync works well with the Sony KDL46HX750 TV and BDPS590 BD.
the Gliberal
It sounds really good for normal TV watching and for movies.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

170 of 181 people found the following review helpful By R. LUCAS on April 1, 2013
This simple receiver is packed with tons of great features. I've had mine for 5 days and have enjoyed it tremendously.

I live in a small house with a small room for entertainment. I originally purchased the DH520, but returned it for this newer model. I like the simplicity of on-screen set up including using the set up microphone to determine the sound qualities of your room. It worked well and only took a few minutes to set up. With some minor tweaking, I am happy with the overall sound quality for such an inexpensive receiver. It doesn't pack the bass that my 1970's Yamaha produces, but for a theater sound, it is well balanced and I won't annoy my neighbors and others in the house with excessive bass.

This little guy packs a ton of features into this unit, a much improvement over the previous model. First off, the face is minimalist and less cluttered. Control is done mainly through the remote. If you are familiar with Sony products, there is minimal learning curve getting familiar with the remote. It has a USB input on the front to plug your iPhone, iPod into. I find this handy for the convenience of friends or family using their iPods. I use iTunes Match through my Apple TV when then channels through the HDMI to play music through this stereo.

HDMI inputs are limited to 4, but I only use 3. The pass through works well once it is set up and you can personalize each input to read what you have plugged in. For example, the default setting for one HDMI is Game. I was able to change that to read, "Apple TV". SAT/Cable was changed to "Cable", and BD was changed to "Sony DVD" with ease. My older Sony HDTV has two HDMI inputs, but this receiver expands that because I run the out HDMI to the TV with everything else in.
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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful By A. Dayton on April 30, 2013
I have only had this for 4 days now so I will update this as time goes on but I wanted to get a review out for anyone interested in this.

First off this is a very low budget receiver so keep that in mind, if you are needing or wanting something high end with lots of bells and whistles move on, this is not for you. They have sacrificed ports for power, it has over 700 watts so it can power 5 (this will only handle a 5.1 system, it says 5.2 but that is more of a gimmick because it just allows for either two subs, or to hook up a sub that uses a dual RCA cable like the red and white ones) speakers very easily. If your speakers can push more than 145W and you want more power than that this may not be the best option. My speakers are 100W each so I have plenty of power. There are 4 HDMI ports and two composite AV hookups for SD video. There are no component hookups on this. I only have three devices hooked up to this, PS3, Apple TV, and a Dish box. I have used these components for the last 3-4 years and have never needed or wanted any other components, keep that in mind because if you have more than 4 HDMI components this wont work. It also has no internet connection for Pandora, or airplay. I don't care about these features because all my components can do those functions, I'm not a fan of smart TV's or devices like that in general because I have yet to use one that works even ok.

It does have an onscreen menu for the settings and volume, the volume is very small and kind of hard to see because it's in the bottom right corner. Settings are very easy to control and adjust. It has a auto calibration function for the speakers that seamed to work pretty well.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Brian R. Williams on January 6, 2014
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This unit has a nice featureset for the price. I like the fact that it has 4K support, so there is some future-proofing, and I don't miss support for Pandora, etc. since I have three boxes attached that support those things already (Panasonic TV, DirecTV receiver, Sony Bluray player).

One thing that I mostly like is that the receiver responds to activities on the connected boxes. For example, my DirecTV remote will shut off the TV and the DirecTV box, but not the receiver. However, the receiver senses the connected boxes being turned off and shuts itself off as well. Nice. However, the input selection can be a little glitchy. I haven't figured out exactly why yet, but it seems like the receiver will sense activities on connected boxes (like the Panasonic TV or the Bluray player) and switch to that input, even when I want it to stick with the DirecTV input. It's a minor nuisance, but it keeps a good feature from being great.

My biggest complaint is that it won't consistently recognize Dolby Digital. There is an HDMI setting on the receiver that is either "AMP" or "TV+AMP", and this must be set to "AMP" for the receiver to decode Dolby Digital. It took a while for me to figure this out (It is buried in the manual). The default setting seems to be "TV+AMP". In any case, even after I switch the setting to "AMP", the setting does not seem to "stick". It will go back to "TV+AMP". And then when I change it to "AMP", it doesn't seem to work sometimes, even when I know that the source is providing Dolby Digital content. Tonight I'm going to re-do the setup process to see if i can specify this setting during setup so that it is retained even when I turn off the receiver.
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