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Once again, Sony has exceeded my high expectations.,
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This review is from: Sony STR-DH740 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver (Black) (Electronics)
When our old Sony amp finally bit the dust after 15 years there was no doubt in my mind about what brand to buy. I went to the internet to find out where the industry had gone. I found that the magic "word" is HDMI. I looked at our new HD TV: HDMI port. I looked at our Directv: HDMI port. I looked at our old DVD: are you kidding? I looked at the specs for the Sony STR-DH740: 5 (yes, five) HDMI ports! That settled it.
I ordered the Sony amp, the Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray, and several HDMI cables from Amazon. When they got here I plugged in 3 HDMI cables and the power cables and speaker wires. Then came the cute little surprise. You plug in a microphone (included), hold it where you usually sit, and click on go. The amp sends loud tones at various frequencies to each of the speaker ports. The amp determines which speakers are connected, what the audio characteriistics are for each one, and sets the appropriate volumes. The only problem was that I only got to do it once!
Works great, sounds great, looks great, great pictures.
Keep in mind that without HDMI cables and supporting electronics nothing works very well.
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2013 7:02:37 AM PDT
Kris Meck says:
Will this receiver support the 20' HDMI or more distance that you might need.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2014 1:43:05 PM PST
If you're talking about cables, yes. The length of cable doesn't matter all that much in this case and the receiver will support it regardless.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 7:31:25 AM PDT
alister clyne says:
The length does matter. The HDMI spec is 49ft without a repeater or signal booster.
Posted on Jul 31, 2014 8:14:29 AM PDT
with the added 4k does this unit provide upscaling for all video inputs or just the HDMI inputs?
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