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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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This item Sony STRDH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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|Connectivity Technology||HDMI||Wired||USB, HDMI||HDMI||Wired||Bluetooth|
|Item Dimensions||14.32 x 21 x 9.44 in||10.9 x 16.9 x 5.2 in||7.5 x 15.75 x 19.5 in||13 x 17 x 6.3 in||11 x 17 x 5.25 in||17.31 x 11.81 x 4.75 in|
|Item Weight||16.8 lbs||14 lbs||18.62 lbs||16 lbs||14.5 lbs||10 lbs|
|Output Wattage||270 watts||270 watts||50 watts||200 watts||100 watts||85 watts|
|Additional Features||7.1-Channel, 6 HD Inputs, 3D pass-through, HD digital cinema sound, BRAVIA widget control||2 Channel, 5 analog audio inputs, AM/FM tuner, Auto standby||DC in Jack||Sleep Timer;3D Compatiblity||2 Channel, 100 watts per channel, A and B speaker switching, 5 audio inputs, 2 audio outputs||Integrated Green Edge technology, Bluetooth technology and DLNA 1.5 compliance, Built-in vTuner (Internet radio) streaming, Front-panel USB port, EzSet/EQ III auto-calibration|
|Warranty||2 years warranty on parts and labor||2 year coverage for parts, 2 year coverage for labor||1 year limited warranty||—||2 years warranty on parts and labor||2 years warranty on parts and labor|
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: || |
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|Amplifier Features: || |
|Dimensions/Weight:||17 x 6.25 x 12.75 Inches/16.8 lb |
Top customer reviews
-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.
- Cheap. Glad I didn't buy one 5 years ago.
- Seems (subjectively) to produce better sound than the older, more expensive one.
- HDMI switching works flawlessly (ROKU, HD player, Xbox). Well, this shouldn't be a pro but since I bought it for this feature so it gets special attention.
- Well designed input/output with simple control from remote(e.g. optical for TV audio)
- Pass-through feature: ok, it costs in term of standby power use but you don't always have to turn on the whole thing for everything.
- Flimsy speakers' connector. Why have a few binding posts and the rest are just clips? Any wire larger than 16 gauge will have a hard time.
- Flimsy remote control. Hate the volume and sound field controls appear like twins. Anticipate sound field being accidentally changed many many times.
- Why not charge a bit more and throw in a basic programmable remote control?
- Analog audio and video
Overall, it delivers what is promised for the price.
Now, here are the only real issues I have with this receiver, but they can easily be justified because of the lower price:
--No on-screen settings menu. This gets really annoying when you have to navigate every setting on the front LCD.
--Standby. I understand why this exists, but I get frustrated when it goes into standby every 30 minutes. I have turned it off for every source I have connected, but it refuses to stay on. My TV shuts off when no HDMI signal is detected, so once this goes into standby, I have about 1 minute to turn it back on before my set powers down.
--Size. As with any receiver, this thing is big, heavy, and...well, just big. This is only annoying if you have limited space near your TV, and want it to be by your TV.
Now, performance. I haven't had any issues with the performance of this receiver, I can't say much more than that, but everything functions just the way I would want it to. My speakers have a maximum wattage of about 100W, so I've never turned the volume up all the way. I have gone to about 40 on the dial, and that was almost too loud. So, I cannot imagine what 100 would be like.
Overall, this is an incredible buy if you can get it for under $200. I love how Sony has a two (2) year parts and labor warranty on this, and I don't expect there to be any issues with it. My last receiver lasted 9 years before I replaced it, and it was still working. I would recommend this if you need an inexpensive, nice, simple, and great performing receiver.
Just as importantly, it has several inputs to use on the back of the device. Even with several system hooked up through it, we still have excess input outlets available. The inputs come pre-labeled, which is a nice touch. You can plug in your game system and your blu-ray player, and the receiver's display will tell you which one is actively selected. No need to remember which number goes with which device.
Overall, I'm pleased with the purchase. Almost 4 years of use and it's still running fine.