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Sony STR-DH740 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver (Black)

4.2 out of 5 stars 484 customer reviews
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  • iPod/iPhone Music and Video playback
  • 4 HDMI Inputs
  • 3D Pass-through, 4K Pass-through,
  • HD Digital Cinema Sound with Front-High speakers (HD DCS)
  • Audio Return Channel uses just one cable for TV audio

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  • Sleep Timer;3D Compatiblity

Product Description

Product Description

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital, - 20 Hz to 20 kHz - AM, FM - HDMI - 4 x HDMI In - 1 x HDMI Out - USB - iPod Supported

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Everything comes together with 7.2 channels, 1015 watts8 and iPod and iPhone connectivity. It also handles most of your components with 4 HD inputs and 4K resolution pass-through. And for movie lovers, HD Digital Cinema Sound brings a true, theater-like experience to everything you watch.



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
Four HDMI inputs (up to 4K) let you connect a Sony PlayStation 3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, any other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio.6
4K Pass-through
Future-proof your system and take a quantum leap in video clarity. The STR-DH740 allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector.
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.
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 codecs2.
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.

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

On-screen graphical user interface
Set-up and control the A/V receiver with intuitive on-screen graphical user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings and confirm volume levels on-screen.

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 TV7.

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 products4.

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 cable6.

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 separately.
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 separately.
7. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.
8. 1015 Watts Total System power (145W x 7 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD)

Product Information

Product Dimensions 17 x 13 x 6.3 inches
Item Weight 17 pounds
Shipping Weight 20.9 pounds
Manufacturer Sony
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Item model number STRDH740
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 484 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #69 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#119 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
#383 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions
Date first available at Amazon.com February 19, 2013

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Great price for 7.2 sound. 145w per ch.
This amp sounds pretty good and has more than enough power.

I have the Sony SS-B3000 Bookshelf Speakers as my fronts, the Sony SS-B1000 5-1/4-Inch Bookshelf Speakers as my side fills, the Sony SS-CR3000 as my center and rear fill speakers and 4) Sony SA-W3000/Z active 12" subs for some ultra lows and I recently added 2 Sony SA-W2500 10" powered subs for better low mids... that makes it a 7.6 actually!

The sound is incredibly clean with plenty of juice. I will typically run the system volume around 24 with the subs setting approx. 40%.
In reality, that is far too loud to listen to for any extended time.

The OSD (on screen display) is a cool feature. Once your TV is connected to the amp, use the included remote and access the TV display to setup your system. Works flawlessly and is very simple to understand.

The one issue that puzzled me for a couple days was the speaker setup selection. The options are 3/4.2, 3/4, 5/2.2, 5/2, etc. Nowhere was 7.2 listed. Nowhere in the manual is this even dealt with. All of the sudden late one evening listening to Morphine it hit me. VOILA... 3/4.2 was 7.2... 3 fronts: l/c/r, 4 rears: ls, lr, rr, rs and, of course, the subs. After that obstacle was overcome all else was a breeze.

I used the calibration mic and auto tuned the speakers. Cool Feature. The software figures out speaker distance from the mic down to the inch! Nice to know. Now I can set my speaker distance up super accurately!

Next I use the remote/OSD to manually adjust volume levels, treble and bass and crossover points. Love It!

All in all, it took me a few days of listening and playing around with it to really decide how I wanted to tweak the whole system. Amazing.
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Bought this back in January 2014. It worked great. The features this reciever has were wonderful until one day the video signal went out. I was able to unplug the unit, plug it back in and it worked for another month or so until the problem started again while watching a movie. This happend on all hdmi ports. Shortly after that the unit went haywire and turned on and off non stop while pluged in. I spent 50 dollars in shipping costs to box the thing up and send it in to sony as it does have a two year waranty. It took Sony over a month to get the unit back to me. I was happy to see that they had fixed it and it worked for about 6 months when AGAIN, the same exact problem happened. Sony wants me to ship the stupid thing back to them on my own dollar yet again to repair the unit. They wont just replace it with a different unit. This has been a nightmare to own. I could have just gotten a lemon, but i will never know because sony will not replace the unit. They just want to repair it again. They dont make things like they used to.

update on 3/11/2015: I did send the unit in for a second time and they repaired the reciever. It worked flawlessly until about one week ago when the same problem happend again. I have a feeling I got a lemmon as I have gone to drastic measures to make sure there is nothing on my end causing the problem. Reciever is not in an enclosed space, I swapped out HDMI cables ect. I did have some frustrations with customer service the first time; however, now they have offered to replace the unit with a brand new one and have provided me with a shipping lable so I do not have to pay to return the bad unit. Sony Customer service has come through., I think you just have to talk to the right person and email customer service rather than just talk to the warrany people.
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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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I chose the Sony STR-DH740 7.2 AV Receiver to power my Energy Take Classic 5.1 surround system mainly for the following reasons:

* I did not want an av receiver with the extra "Smart" features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay for Apple products, or other built-in apps. I already have a Samsung Smart TV, so it ended up saving me $150-250 just for not wanting the extra features on my av receiver.
* I wanted an av receiver that offered all banana plug inputs, which turned out to be a limited amount of choices in the entry-midrange av receiver market.
* Sony's website ended up having the best deal on the Sony STR-DH740 for a limited time. The DH740's MSRP is $299.99. Sony had a $50 off sale and then signing up for Sony's Education Store brought the price down to $226 with free 2 day express shipping.

Here's what I used to complete my setup:

*Energy Speaker Take Classic 5.1 Surround System
* Various lengths of the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable- Supports Ethernet, 3D, and Audio Return [Newest Standard].
* Sewell Development Corp SW-29223 Pro Maestro Banana Plugs with Gold Connectors.
* C&E 100 Feet 14AWG Enhanced Loud Oxygen-Free Copper Speaker Wire Cable.
* Mediabridge Ultra Series Subwoofer Cable - (15 Feet, White) - Dual Shielded with RCA to RCA Gold Plated Pro Grade Connectors.

Having read the entire Sony manual beforehand, the initial av receiver setup was straightforward with no surprises. I like that my HDMI devices are routed to the av receiver and only one HDMI cable coming from the "HDMI OUT" slot goes to my TV. My Samsung UN60F6300 60-inch LED HDTV instantly recognized the av receiver input and configured itself appropriately. My surround sound system is the Energy Speakers Take Classic 5.1 system.
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