Sony STR-DH710 7.1-channel A/V Receiver with 6 HD Inputs [3D Compatible] (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- 7.1-channel A/V receiver with 105 watts per channel
- 6 HD video inputs (3 HDMI, 2 component)
- Dolby TrueHD and dts HD enhanced audio codecs
- Wireless 2nd Zone audio (S-AIR multi-room capability).
- Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for quick speaker set-up
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
From the Manufacturer
Ignite your home entertainment experience with the STR-DH710 7.1-channel A/V receiver. With 6 HD inputs (3 HDMI and 3 component), you can take full advantage of all your high-definition components including a Blu-ray Disc player or PS3 system. Everything you hear will sound as close to the master recording as possible with Dolby TrueHD and dts HD decoding technologies. This receiver also features wireless 2nd zone audio capabilities, which allows you transmit wireless audio in up to 10 additional rooms via optional S-AIR accessories. Plus, access all of your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver thanks to standby pass-through.
6 High-Definition Inputs with Audio Return Channel
Get versatile HD connection options with five HD inputs. Three HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a Sony PlayStation 3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, or any other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio. Three component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.
Audio Return Channel eliminates 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.
24p True Cinema Mode with Blu-ray Audio Decoding (LPCM)
Watch movies at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation 3 gaming console. And with Linear PCM support, when you connect via HDMI a Blu-ray Disc player that can decode the latest high definition audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio5 you can experience sound closer to the way it was captured.
HDMI Repeater with Pass-Through
Connect multiple devices via HDMI to your surround sound system, easily switch between them, and then connect everything to your HDTV with just one HDMI cable. Standby pass-through of audio and video conveniently access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
S-AIR Wireless Surround Sound and Multi-Room Ready
The STR-DH710 is S-AIR Wireless surround sound ready--share music in up to 10 rooms when you add S-AIR receiver/speaker systems (AIR-SA10) and a S-AIR Card (EZW-T100) to your S-AIR-capable receiver (each S-AIR Speaker System sold separately). Enable the system to deliver room-filling surround sound without the hassle of custom installation or running speaker wires across the room. It's the simplest way to break music free from your home theater room, to send it all over the house.
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
The demand for digital audio and video content continues to be strong. Sony's DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMP) interface is a proprietary interface that adds networking and connectivity options to your home theater system. Just connect optional accessories (sold separately) which provide the ability to control and power devices while making set up easy and operation simple to use. The DMP will be compatible with various accessories which will include a PC Client ready device, Bluetooth adapter and Audio Docking stations compatible with select Network Walkman and iPod products. Regardless of where you store your music.
BRAVIA Sync Compatible
Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices--including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control.
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your surround sound system 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.
- Display: 8 Seg. Fluorescent
- Panel: Mold, Black
- Power Consumption: 240W
- A/V In/Out (S-Video I/O): Including Front AV: 4/1(0/0)
- Analog Audio In (Inc TV CEC)/Out (excl. tuner)/TV(CEC): 2/1/Yes
- Coaxial: 1/0
- Component Video In/Out (Pass through): 3/1
- DIGITAL MEDIA PORT: 1
- Digital Input Assign: Yes
- Front Input: AV(Gold)
- HDMI In/Out: (Front input): 3/1
- Monitor Out (S-Video Out): 1(0)
- Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC): 2/0/Yes
- Pre Out: SW x1
- SPDIF UPDATE: Yes
- Receiver Dimensions (WxHxD): 17" x 6-1/4" x 12-3/4"
- Receiver Weight: 17 lb 11 oz
Top Customer Reviews
Set up was more difficult because I use an A/B configuration. My indoor speakers run on A, then I switch off the front indoor and switch on my outdoor speakers using front B. Support from Sony was not the best and I had to call back several times. Tech support associates assumed everything was ready, repeating the company line about automatic detection but that's not entirely accurate. Here's the scoop, Sony sets these receivers up for basic home theater use and specialized options, like A/B, will likely require amp menu changes. Also, older equipment like tv's etc may require changes and/or loss of function like the theater button (which is not a big deal for me because I like to manually choose my sound using sound field on the remote). I just don't understand why A/B isn't turned on automatically at the factory, or why they didn't make A/B turn on automatically if speakers were attached to the B channel, now that would be auto detection!
Here's the deal if you are running A/B configuration you need to use the amp menu button on your remote, select speaker pattern, using up and down in the center controls of remote and choose 3/2.1 plus the middle bullseye for enter. Now SB assign is no longer grayed out and you can turn on B, also under the amp menu speaker option.Read more ›
However if I want to use the Assign feature to assign HDMI1 to the BD input or HDMI3 to the SAT input, only the video will be switched not the audio. In order to get the audio, you have to run a coax cable from the Blu-ray player and a fiber cable from Tivo to the BD and Sat inputs. A note on Sony's website confirms this.
The manual is confusing because on page 25 it states: "Be sure to change the initial setting of the HDMI 1-3 input button on the remote so that you can use the button to control your components." Later it says that the HDMI buttons cannot be changed.
Other than not being able to pass HDMI audio through the BD and SAT assignments, the amp works fine.
Note: If you use a Tivo HD with this amp, the code for on/off, mute, and volume is 1176 which is not listed as part of the Sony remote codes on Tivo.
I received the receiver, hooked up my speakers but because I forgot to label the speaker wire for the rear channels I had to use the test tone to figure out if they were connected right and if not how I needed to switch them to make sure they were set up right. The test tone worked so I turned off the receiver, re-wired the speakers, turned the receiver back on then the test tone wouldn't work. The manual said that if the test tone didn't work then either the wiring wasn't secure or the neg/pos were crossed. This receiver has tiny speaker inputs so if you have even semi-big gauge wire it won't fit cleanly. I rewired my speaker cables, I re-stripped them thinking they just needed to be fresh, I electric-taped anywhere on the cable that had exposed wire. I did an immaculate job on the wiring, let the receiver sit over night unplugged thinking it needed to reset, and also did the system reset thinking maybe it was in protect mode (which the receiver's display never said it was). It still wouldn't work.Read more ›
The receiver has very nice sound, plenty of inputs and different sound configurations.
I bought it on sale for about $200 and for the price it's a great deal.
Negative reviews I've read don't seem to be giving this receiver a fair shot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Syncs with my Sony TV and Blu0Ray player. Good sound and very good tuner. Only knock there is no off switch to the sub. I paired this with a set of Onkyo 7. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John M. Henry
getting the up date for 3D was a bit of a pain.an it only has 3 HDMI input not 6Published 20 months ago by kale
This is a really awesome amplifier. The equalization features are limited to bass and treble, that was the only drawback, but I was able to compensate by adjusting the speaker... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dylan
This unit replaces an older Sony I had and the STR-DH710 out performs my old Sony both in features and performance.Published on June 3, 2011 by Kato
I highly recommend this receiver. Highly effective and would be BEST used with other Sony products. For example we have a SONY Blue-ray Player and we no longer need two remotes for... Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by Joy Brooks
I ordered this receiver to replace another 10 year old sony that did not have HDMI connections. The setup was pretty easy once I figured out it absolutely will not work with old... Read morePublished on April 24, 2011 by Joe Poker
Very happy with my new Sony receiver. The sound and features are great and pleased with the price I paidPublished on March 20, 2011 by Jeff
Easy to hook up, it's pretty self-explanatory.
it needs to have an active sub-woofer in order to work.
I purchased this product for its price and the brand name after a bit or research and reading other reviews. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by BensonNiteS