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Sony STRDH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- TOTAL 945W (135W/ch x 7 @8ohm, 1kHz, THD 0.05%) 100W + 100W @ 8ohm, 1kHz, THD 1%
- 6 HD Inputs (4 HDMI, 2 Component)
- 3D pass-through
- HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD DCS)
- Dolby TrueHD, Pro logic IIz and dts HD Enhanced Audio Codecs
- 7.1-channel AV receiver with 100W per channel
- 6 HD Inputs (4 HDMI, 2 component)
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Six High Definition Inputs: The STR-DH520 offers versatile HD connection options with six high definition inputs. Four HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a PlayStation 3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player & any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video & audio 3D Over HDMI Pass Through: This receiver is compatible with Blu-ray 3D movies, video games and other 3D content. Take advantage of the realistic visuals encoded on many Blu-ray discs and games HD Digital Cinema Sound: This mode is Sony's proprietary home theater technology using the latest acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on precise response measurement data of a mastering studio 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 PlayStation3 gaming console via an HDMI cable Audio Return Channel Support: Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. Support for Audio Return Channel (ARC) allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV the STR-DH520 through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV Standby Pass Through of Audio and Video: This feature allows you to access all of your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver. So even when it's not on, you can take advantage of streamlined control over your devices Blu-ray Disc Audio Decoding: Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio processors. This receiver decodes multiple audio formats to allow you to get the most detail from your movie soundtracks x.v. Color: If your Blu-ray player outputs x.v.Color, this receiver will pass it to your TV to deliver almost twice as many viewable colors as the existing RGB color standard. You'll see your favorite entertainment with richer color depth BRAVIA Sync Capable: C
From the Manufacturer
Sony STR-DH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver, Black
Step up your home entertainment experience with Sony's STR-DH520 receiver that delivers 7.1 powerful channels of sound and allows up to six HD connections.6 Plus, enjoy incredible sound quality while you watch 3D sports movies and games from connected 3D devices.1 Audio Return Channel ensures that you enjoy surround sound even when you watch television delivered straight to your connected HDTV.6
The Latest Technology
A total of six 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 HD inputs ensure all your 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.1 Don't yet have a 3D-compatible device? No problem; all HD inputs are also compatible with standard 2D devices.
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.
Smart Design, Smart Features
Advanced Blu-ray Disc Audio Decoding and 24p True Cinema (pass-through)
Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby trueHD, ProLogic IIz and dts-HD master audio codecs.2 Also, 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 PlayStation3 gaming console via HDMI cable.
BRAVIA Widget Control and Sync Capability
Connect to select Sony 2011 Televisions and experience an integrated user interface on-screen.5 Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products, Handycam Camcorders and Cyber-shot Digital Cameras.4
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 TV.6
Standby pass-through of Audio and Video
Conveniently access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
1Requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D glasses, 3D emitter, and HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps).
2Requires HDMI cable and LPCM capable receiver.
3Requires HDTV with equivalent display and HDMI cable sold sep.
4Syncs with BRAVIA Sync or Theatre Sync products.
5Can be used only when [sound bar, receiver, etc.] is connected to a Sony XBR-EX620, EX630, EX720, EX820, EX830, NX830, HX820, HX830, or HX930 series BRAVIA HDTV via HDMI cable sold sep.
6Requires HDMI cables sold sep.
|Watts/Channel: ||100 x 7 |
|Warranty: ||2 Years |
|3D Pass-through Ready?:||Yes |
|Remote Included: ||Yes, IR Wireless |
|Advanced Audio Formats: || |
|Inputs: || |
|Outputs: || |
|Amplifier Features: || |
|Dimensions/Weight:||17 x 6.25 x 12.75 Inches/16.8 lb |
Top Customer Reviews
* Component inputs will not be converted and passed through to HDMI to the TV. If you use component inputs, you need another component cable running to the TV. I know, no big surprise, no other receivers at this price point will do that either.
* No phono/pre-amp input. Again, not a big deal, if you're one of the few people that still uses a turntable (like me), you'll need to buy a separate pre-amp.
* A maximum of 4 video-capable devices can be plugged into this receiver. Practically speaking, at least two of those will have to be HDMI if you want to fully utilize this box. Component and analog inputs are extremely limited. If you don't have a mostly HDMI setup, I would recommend searching for a PDF of the owner's manual before buying this receiver to make sure that all of your devices can be plugged in.
* Fortunately, you can reassign inputs based on your needs, BUT this is limited as well. For instance, you cannot assign any of the composite (yellow) video inputs to the BD/DVD mode. The only modes that can handle both analog video and sound inputs are "VIDEO" and "SAT/CATV". Another cost-saving measure by Sony.
* Only one optical audio input can be used. The second one is for TVs without the HDMI audio return channel capability. If your TV supports HDMI 1.4, then that optical input will probably stay unused forever. It cannot be reassigned to a second device with optical support.
-The price - lots of features for the cost
-If using HDMI, reduces the mess of wires used in RCA/Component-based setups
-HDMI Pass-thru - This is a great feature. I was concerned that I would have to leave the receiver on at all times, but if you turn pass-thru feature on, it will pass-thru the HDMI signal, even if the receiver is in standby (sleep) mode. This basically means you can choose to only use sound output from TV if you dont want to used your external HT speakers.
-If connecting your HTPC, the receiver didn't seem to like a high refresh rate. Mine was set to 60hz, and the screen displayed some blotching that would come and go as the PC refreshed the screen rate. I dropped the refresh rate down to 30hz and it seems to have addressed the blotching.
- Menu system is messy and hard to navigate, and requires the receiver remote.
- I have a bravia TV, but couldnt figure out how to get the "Bravia sync" feature to work.
All in all, I am pretty happy with the purchase. This doesnt have all the features of some of the newer receivers, but for roughly 1/2 the price, you get most of the major benefits needed for newer components. The sound output is more than I needed for my application, so mostly thumbs up. Would have given 5 stars had Sony spent a little extra time and implemented an on-screen set up to make things a little less confusing.
I finally had more hdmi things than I had hdmi inputs on my tv; that is the main reason I decided to replace my old Denon AV receiver (so old it has composite inputs as the "fancy" ones - no component) that sounded great and worked just fine.
I hate hate hate spaghetti wires. And dust. But the price I got this at was not to be missed (it was cheaper than an hdmi switcher I was looking at), and I couldn't run the Hopper (best DVR ever) through the Denon, so what the heck. Figured it was worth a try.
Set up was easy and ended up getting rid of a lot of the spaghetti I dislike. Sound is totally serviceable. I actually have a completely different stereo for listening to records, so take that for what it is worth. I am currently using this with only two speakers, because the room my home theater is in is so very small, but I tried it with 5, and it sounded great. Really great for the price point.
3D works great - no problems.
Mostly, I love how easy it is to use and the GIANT easy to read display. There was zero learning curve. Love it. I imagine it's even easier with a Bravia TV and other Sony components.
Word to the wise - you look at the back and you think there's going to be more inputs than there actually are. I also am not completely happy with the naming conventions used for the inputs, but oh well. There is no phono preamp, so if you are using this for everything, you'll need one.
Other than those very minor quibbles - I love this AV receiver.