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5.0 out of 5 stars Geat Value - Highly Recommend, November 23, 2013
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This review is from: Sony STR-DH540 5.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver 725 Watt Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I had been shopping for a very good 5.1 (or 5.2) receiver for my projection and home theater setup. The old received I had was an excellent 1999 vintage unit and did not support HDMI, so I needed to replace it so I could get away from using 4 different remotes (projector, Dish satellite, receiver and BR/DVD player) required to separately control the audio and video of each source. I have very good speakers and the sound production from this Sony receiver seems just as good as my old Denon unit. I used the microphone setup for the speaker output, but later changed the db levels for the speakers to better suit my listening desires. The Sony remote is adequate, but not suitable to be an all-in-one remote for my basic needs. However, I was able to get my Dish remote (version 40.0) to support ALL the devices, even though NONE of them were listed as supported models for the remote. I performed a moderate amount of trial and error got the Dish remote TV button to turn the projector on and off; to control the BR/DVD player to turn it on/off and play, pause, stop, etc. using the remote's DVD selection, and I used the remote's Aux selection to control the Sony receiver (on/off, volume and input source selection with all working fine). The price on this unit (under $200 delivered) was excellent and based on researching reviews for units under $300, this one seemed to be my best bet. So far, no regrets at all. I recommend this receiver if you need a very good 5.1 unit at an excellent value.
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Initial post: Dec 8, 2013 7:57:28 AM PST
Wade B ... don't know if this comment will reach you or not. Would love to know how you got your Dish remote (v 40.0) to operate the volume control for the Sony 540 through the Dish remote Aux. Would you post a new comment for how you did this? Thanks.
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