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Enjoy 7.2 channels of incredible surround sound, connect up to seven HD sources and listen to music from your iPod or iPhone via the included dock with the STR-DH820 A/V receiver. Improve the quality of connected video sources to near HD quality or experience incredible sound quality while you watch 3D sports, movies and games from connected 3D devices.
This receiver also has LPCM, Dolby trueHD, ProLogic IIz and dts-HD decoding technologies for audio that is true to the original master recording. An easy-to-use menu provides simple operation while convenient audio calibration set-up assures the best possible listening experience. Additional features include Audio Return Channel which eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your TV, and standby pass-through that lets you access all of your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
A total of seven HD inputs guarantee utmost connectivity and versatility. Four HDMI inputs with 3D pass-through allow you to connect a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, PS3 system, cable box or other device to enjoy 3D movies, video games and TV shows. But wait, there's more: two component inputs ensure all your HD-compatible devices can get in on the action.
Enter a new dimension in home entertainment. Featuring four HDMI inputs with 3D pass-through, you can connect your compatible 3D Blu-ray Disc player, PS3 system, cable box or satellite receiver to enjoy a spectrum of 3D entertainment. Don't yet have a 3D-compatible device? No problem. The HDMI inputs are also compatible with standard 2D devices.
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.
Greatly improve the image quality of your analog devices to near HD-quality. Here's how: when you connect your analog device to the receiver, the analog signals are converted to digital and output via HDMI to your compatible TV. The result? A much-improved, near-HD image quality that looks better than ever before.
Get blown away by the sounds of your favorite movies--and hear them the way they were meant to be heard. Engineered around Sony's intimate knowledge of movie sound production, HD Digital Cinema Sound mode recreates the precise acoustics of the theater--and delivers an immersive cinematic experience right to your own home.
Revel in extraordinary surround sound. This receiver supports internal decoding and bitstream output of enhanced audio codecs--including LPCM, Dolby trueHD, ProLogic IIz and dts-HD master audio2--which deliver lossless surround sound of discrete audio that's bit-for-bit identical to the master studio recording, and sounds just as Hollywood intended.
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.
Set-up and control the A/V receiver with intuitive on-screen graphical user interface.
Go beyond your home entertainment center. This receiver is equipped with 2nd Zone pre-outs for audio and video, allowing you to push your music and movies to another room.
Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone while charging your device with the included dock.
Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products.
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Lasted 3 months ! Sony is starting to lose a customer of 35 years ! I'm retiring my last cry TV that is over 20 years old! Looks like I'm going to shop for another brand ! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas A Hallock
Hard to navigate through the controls. It takes forever for the receiver to switch from one input to another. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Eman Sanatkar
Sony is underated. Their electronics are very solid & long lasting. This is my second Sony receiver with no complaints. Definitely worth it compared to other name brands.Published 10 months ago by C. Acevedo
It's got all the stated features and works as stated. Not really sure how you rate the quality of these things, it's just a middle man in the process.Published 11 months ago by User
Easy setup except that the wiring in back was a little tricky. I like that the system is so expandable. I've had it for more than two years now and use the Polk Audio RM705 5. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joy L.