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Sony STRDH720 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • TOTAL 945W (135W/ch x 7 @8ohm, 1kHz, THD 0.05%) 105W + 105W @ 8ohm, 1kHz, THD 1%
  • iPod/iPhone video and music playback (via USB)
  • 6 HD Inputs (4 HDMI, 2 Component)
  • 3D pass-through
  • Upconvert/Upscale from analog to 1080i via HDMI
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Technical Details

  • 7.1-Channel
  • 6 HD inputs
  • 3D Pass-through

Product Description

Product Description

Sony STR-DH720 A/V Receiver - 3D STRDH720 Home Theater Receivers

From the Manufacturer

Sony STR-DH720 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver, Black

STRDH520 Main
  • 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver (105W x7 @ 8 ohms 1kHz 1% THD)
  • iPod/iPhone video and music playback5
  • 6HD inputs (4 HDMI, 2 Component)
  • 3D pass-through
  • Upconvert/Upscale from analog to 1080i via HDMI3
  • HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD D.C.S.)
  • Dolby TrueHD, Pro logic IIz and dts HD Enhanced Audio Codecs2
  • BRAVIA Widget unified TV on-screen interface7
  • Digital Cinema Audio Calibration for Quick Set-Up
  • Standby pass-through of Audio & Video via HDMI connected devices
  • BRAVIA Sync for multi-device control4
  • Pre-programmed Remote Control included
  • 24p True Cinema pass-through

Get 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound, connect up to four HD sources6 and listen to music from your iPod5 with Sony's STR-DH720 receiver. Enjoy incredible sound quality while you watch 3D sports, movies and games from connected 3D devices.1 This great receiver also features an easy-to-use control menu for simple control and a convenient audio calibration set-up so you are assured the best possible listening experience.

The Latest Technology

STRDH520 Connectivity

Well Connected

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.1 But wait, there's more: two component inputs ensure all your HD-compatible devices can get in on the action.


3D Pass-through

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. The HDMI inputs are also compatible with standard 2D devices.

STRDH520 Cinematic Sound

Cinematic Sound

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

iPod/iPhone video and music playback (via USB)

Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod® or iPhone® while charging your device5

Upconvert/Upscale video signal to near HD via HDMI

Improve image quality of analog connected devices to near HD.3 Analog connected device signals are converted to digital and output via HDMI, making one cable connection from the receiver to the HDMI-enabled TV possible. 5

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. 6

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 and Sony home theater products.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.

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.

What's in the box

Sony STR-DH720 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver, Remote Control with Batteries (2 x AA), GUI Menu List, FM Wire Antenna, AM Loop Antenna, Optimizer Microphone, Operating Instructions, Quick Setup Guide and 2-Year Parts and Labor Warranty.

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.
5iPod 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. iPhone or iPod video playback is supported with an optional cable sold separately.
6Requires HDMI cables sold sep.
7Can be used only when receiver is connected to a Sony XBR-EX620, EX630, EX720, EX820, EX830, NX830, HX820, HX830, or HX930 series BRAVIA HDTV via HDMI cable sold sep.

Product Specifications

105 x 7
2 Years
3D Pass-through Ready?: Yes
Remote Included:
Yes, IR Wireless
Advanced Audio Formats:
  • Dolby Digital/Plus
  • Dobly Digital EX
  • Dobly Pro Logic II/IIx/IIz/TrueHD/Dual Mono
  • DTS/DTS-ES/96/24
  • LPCM through HDMI
  • Tuner: Sirius/XM/AM/FM
  • Component Video: 2
  • Analog Audio: 2
  • A/V Input: 3
  • Digital Coaxial/Optical: 1/2
  • HDMI: 4
  • Outputs:
  • Component Video: 1
  • A/V Out: 1
  • Headphone Out: Yes(Gold)
  • Subwoofer Pre-out: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • Amplifier Features:
  • Advanced Auto Volume
  • Analog Direct
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Speaker Selector (A Speakers Only)
  • Tuner Station Name Display
  • Dimensions/Weight: 17 x 6.25 x 12.75 Inches/17.7 lb

    Product Information

    Product Dimensions 21.1 x 14.8 x 9.5 inches
    Item Weight 21.9 pounds
    Shipping Weight 21.9 pounds
    Manufacturer Sony
    ASIN B004QOA92A
    Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
    Item model number STRDH720
    Customer Reviews
    3.8 out of 5 stars 171 customer reviews

    3.8 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #113 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
    #168 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
    #728 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
    Date first available at Amazon.com March 3, 2011

    Warranty & Support

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    Verified Purchase
    I just got this receiver to replace an old Sony receiver that didn't have any HDMI inputs. This receiver works perfectly with my LG 47LW5700 3D TV.


    *Easy setup
    *Great sound
    *Auto-volume keeps loud movies from being too loud. Our old Sony receiver we had to constantly adjust the volume during movies.
    *Lots of inputs, easy to reassign other inputs if the pre-combined ones don't meet your equipment needs.


    I got this so I could put my older game systems through and have their video unconverted from 480p to 1080i. The picture looks amazing, but due to the video processing it creates too much latency to make the games playable. On my Wii I could hear Mario jumping (in Super Mario Brother Wii) at least 1 second before he jumped on the TV screen. I ended up running everything through the inputs on my TV (without the 1080i upscaling) and using the Audio Return Channel to just route all sound to the receiver. This made all of my games playable with synced sound. If I had known the upconverting would have created so much latency I would have just gone with the STR-DH520 and saved a few bucks.

    Bottom line:

    Great for everything except gaming. Run games through your TV and then the audio to your receiver.
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    Verified Purchase
    I bought this receiver to replace a higher end Yamaha receiver that was electrocuted. My home in Florida gets quite a few lightning strikes and I lost quite a few pieces of equipment. This is in spite of having top end surge protectors.

    Anyway, this receiver works okay. Here is what I have experienced with this equipment.

    The manual is not so good. It really does not give you a grasp of the context behind the various settings. It's voluminous, but useless. You will need some experience to set this up. The manual will not help.

    The speaker settings are unusual based on my experience with Pioneer and Yamaha setups. I have a 5.1 surround sound speaker cluster with large left and right speakers and a large center speaker.

    The issue I have with the settings is that you CANNOT customize the bass settings to your sub-woofer with the left, right and center speakers set to large. Crossover settings only work with these speakers set to small. I wish the manual was more clear about this. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why all of this bass was coming through the left, right and center speakers. The vocal sound (which should be routed through the center) was muddy. Almost nothing was being piped through the sub-woofer.

    Another issue is that you can only set the left, right and center speakers to large or small as a trio. There is no way to set the center speaker distinctly from the two front speakers.

    Now, I finally set the left, right and center speaker to small. Set the crossover to 100 Hz and wow... the sound was not too bad. So in other words, if you have a sub-woofer, you MUST set the left, right and center speakers as a trio to small. Even if they are capable of a full range of bass.
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    Verified Purchase
    I ordered this receiver & some polk audio speakers( center ,main,surrounds, powered subwoofer) from Amazon.com at low price ,compare w/ market price.
    I got the sound never heard before ;so real,so good like in the movie theaters.I'm glad to have all this without spending much money (less than $900 for the whole system).
    Now I can enjoy Movies,musics at home .No need to go out like before.....
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    I bought this for a 5.1 system in an odd shape room (rectangle room missing one of the long sides - it attache to the kitchen). I have it paired with some pioneer speakers.

    Set up was just as easy as any other receiver that I have ever owned. It has two benefits over my past receivers though: 1) on screen setup (via HDMI cable to TV), and 2) auto-calibration of speakers (which is great for my odd room). I believe the auto-calibration did much better than I would have and the onscreen setup removed any confusion as to what one may see on the receiver's small (compared to a TV) screen.

    The sound is wonderful. Watching a movie in 5.1 in an odd room with this receiver is just as nice as a movie theater. My dog even went to the back door when she heard a dog barking over one of the surround speakers.

    I am unhappy in the video Upconvert/Upscale from analog to 1080i via HDMI. I was under the impression that when I connected my satellite to the receiver and then to the TV the picture would be better - it is not. The picture is better using the S-cord directly to the TV (I don't have HD satellite) as opposed to using RCA cable to the receiver then HDMI to the TV. However, the picture from the BR player to the receiver looks just as nice as it did when directly connected to the TV. So, if you already have something using an HDMI cable, connecting it to the Sony will not alter (hurt) your picture, but don't expect standard pictures to look like they are in HD.

    The iPOD connection works with just a USB cord. However, if you want your iPOD to transmit to your TV, you need to have an RCA Video cable as well.

    The sound and some features give this receiver an "A" in my book. I didn't buy it to upscale my video, but if I had, then I would have been disappointed in this this purchase.
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