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Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver - STR-DH520

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Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver, Model STRDH520

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. Plus, enjoy incredible sound quality while you watch 3D sports movies and games from connected 3D devices. Audio Return Channel ensures that you enjoy surround sound even when you watch television delivered straight to your connected HDTV.

Features:

  • 6 HD Inputs
    Get versatile HD connection options with six HD inputs. Four HDMI™ inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a Sony® PlayStation® 3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, and any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio.5 Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility
  • 3D Pass-through
    Compatible with Blu-ray 3D™ movies, video games and other 3D content
  • HD Digital Cinema Sound
    Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures
  • Advanced Blu-ray Disc™ Audio Decoding
    Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby® trueHD, ProLogic IIz and dts®-HD master audio codecs
  • 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
  • Standby pass-through of Audio & Video
    Conveniently access all your HDMI™ connected devices without having to power on the receiver
  • Assignable digital audio and video inputs
    Get the most out of each audio and video input with the ability to reassign inputs to support connected devices
  • 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 products, Handycam® Camcorders and Cyber-shot® Digital Cameras
  • 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™ cable

Specifications:

Audio Input

  • Analog Audio In (Inc TV CEC)/Out (excl. tuner)/TV (CEC): 2/Yes
  • Analog Stereo Mini Jack: 1(for Portable)
  • Coax.: 1
  • Opt. In/Out/TV (CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC): 2/yes

Audio Output

  • Analog Audio Out: 0
  • Headphone Out: Yes(Gold)
  • Pre Out (Subwoofer): 1

Speaker Out

  • Center: Yes
  • Front A (L/R): Yes
  • Front High (L/R)/ Surround Back for Common Use: Yes
  • Surround (L/R): Yes
  • Surround Back (L/R): Yes

Video Input

  • A/V In: Including Front AV: 2
  • Component Video In: 2
  • HDMI In (Front In): 4

Video Output

  • A/V Out (inc. Monitor Out): 1
  • Component Video Out (inc. Monitor Out): 1
  • HDMI Out: 1

Amplifier

  • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: 8 Ohm only
  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Analog Direct: Yes
  • Night Mode: Yes
  • Number of amp. channels: 7ch (Sub must be self powered)
  • Speaker Selector: A Speakers only
  • Speaker Terminal: Front(Screw)/Others(Push)
  • Sub Woofer X' Over: 17 points (40-200Hz)

Decoding Format(s)

  • 96k/24Bit PCM: Yes
  • DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes
  • DTS 96/24/ DTS NEO:6: Yes/Yes
  • DTS HD MA/ DTS HD HR: Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital: Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic/II /Iix /Iiz: Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
  • Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +: Yes/Yes
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes(Yes/Yes/Yes)

Output Power

  • (8Ohms 1kHz) THD: 1%
  • (8Ohms 20-20kHz) THD: 0.09%
  • 8Ohms 1kHz: 100W + 100W
  • 8Ohms 20-20kHz: 90W + 90W
  • Output Power (JEITA 10%)/ Rated Output Power(0.09% 20Hz-20kHz 4Ohm): 10%
  • Output Power (JEITA 10%)/Rated Output Power(0.09% 20Hz-20kHz 8Ohm): 130W

Sound Field

  • 2ch: Yes
  • A.F.D. Auto: Yes
  • Analog Direct: Yes
  • Church: Yes
  • Concert Hall: Yes
  • Digital Concert Hall A/B: Yes
  • HD-D.C.S.: Yes
  • Headphone 2ch: Yes
  • Headphone Direct: Yes
  • Headphone Multi: Yes
  • Jass Club: Yes
  • Multi Stereo: Yes
  • Neo:6 Music: Yes
  • PLII Movie: Yes
  • PLII Music: Yes
  • PLIIx Movie: Yes
  • PLIIx Music: Yes
  • PLIIz Height: Yes
  • Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
  • Sports: Yes
  • Stadium: Yes

Tone Control

  • Front (Bass/Treble): Yes/Yes

Tuner

  • Auto Tuning: Yes
  • Direct Tuning: Yes(RM)
  • FM/AM: Yes/Yes
  • Preset Channel (Sirius/XM/FM/AM): TTL60 (30FM/30AM)
  • Station Name: Yes

Additional

  • Assignable Component Video IN: Yes
  • Assignable HDMI Video IN: Yes
  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Digital Input Assign: Yes
  • Pin Jack: Nickel
  • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
  • Remote Commander: RM-AAU104
  • Sleep Timer: Yes

A/V Sync

  • A/V SYNC: Yes(Fixed)
  • A/V Sync Sampling Freequency: 48kHz
  • A/V Sync Time(msec): 60msec

HDMI

  • 3D over HDMI: Yes
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Audio Widget: Yes
  • BRAVIA(r) SYNC(TM) (CEC Control): Yes
  • HDMI Pass Through: Yes
  • HDMI(tm) video output capability: 1080P/24P/Deep Color/x.v.Color (xvYCC)
  • Theater Mode Selector: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.2"
  • Width: 17"
  • Depth: 12.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16.8 lbs
  • Shipping: 22 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes:

  1. 3D viewing requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, a high speed HDMI™ cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection, and other 3D accessories (including 3D glasses)
  2. Dolby® True-HD and dts®-HD Master Audio decoding require HDMI™ cable and capable source device (both sold separately)
  3. Requires connection via HDMI™ cable (sold separately) to equivalent HDTV. Image and sound quality will vary depending on source
  4. Works with other BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ labeled home audio/video products when connected via HDMI™ interface
  5. Can 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 separately)
  6. HDMI™ cable required, sold separately
  7. Requires sources connected with HDMI™ cables (sold separately). Sound Quality will vary depending on source
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Air PlayNo
ColorBlack
Channels7.1
Watts Per Channel100W
AM/FM Preset30 AM, 30 FM
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityNo
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component Video, A/V, Analog, Coax, Optical,
Output ConnectorsHDMI Monitor 1, Component Monitor 1, Audio Preout (SW) 1, Phones 1
THX CertificationNo
HDMI Outputs1
Height6.25"
Width17"
Depth12.8"
Weight22 lbs
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Good remote control (5)
  • Great sound quality (5)
  • Simple controls (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (4)
    • Basic systems (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent value for the cost

    While set up was straightforward I thought I was getting a product with the auto speaker calibration. Only after reading the manual did I learn that option wasn't available to US products. That being...Read complete review

    While set up was straightforward I thought I was getting a product with the auto speaker calibration. Only after reading the manual did I learn that option wasn't available to US products. That being said, manual calibration and speaker setup was pretty easy and the resulting sound is great! Two things should be included in the product manual for troubleshooting. After hookup to my KDL55HX-800 I had no sound. Followed all actions listed in TV and receiver manual with no success. My cable company then said check the DVR menu setting to ensure it is on HDMI. Once I updated that setting to HDMI I had great sound! Second, I had trouble at "Amp,TV, DVR turn-on", using my Cable DVR remote, with speakers going to TV rather than staying on Audio System as the setting called for plus the receiver audio setting moving from amp setting to TV & amp setting. Sony e-support said not compatible remotes so would have to use two remotes. Did not have that problem with my prior STR-DE485 so figured it should work. After experimenting I found by changing my Cable DVR remote turn-on sequence to TV, AMP, CABLE from AMP,TV,CABLE my speakers stayed on external audio system and I still controlled sound levels as well as video with one remote. Makes the wife much happier also having to only use the one remote! All in all very happy with purchase and would recommend the product. I wrote Sony about my troubleshooting suggestions re sound problems. Am doubtful anything will change in the manual(s). Enjoy!

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    Sony AV Home Theater Receiver

    Remote has a lot of functions that do not apply to this unit. No way to get into system to change balance or equalizer. Just a step up form previous models. The product...Read complete review

    Remote has a lot of functions that do not apply to this unit. No way to get into system to change balance or equalizer. Just a step up form previous models. The product manual does not explain a lot.

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    5.0

    Great budget choice

    By Bankushi

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

    About a year and a half ago, I decided I wanted to build a stereo in my room for music purposes. Me and this stereo have come a long way. I have listened to this thing every day since the day I got it, and It still works just as good as that day, If not better now that the speakers I bought along with it have broken in. The multiple channels have allowed me to combine speakers to equalize tonal ballance. My first set of speakers are a bit bass heavy, and my second set sounds very bright. I combined them, and BAM! A set of balanced speakers. This review was for music use on this reciever. Even if you are not looking for a video reciever, this is a great buy. I am very pleased with my purchase

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    5.0

    This 7.1 really kicks the sound and qual

    By Hawaiianman

    from Minneapolis,MN

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Kicks And Sounds Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Cd And Movies
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

      This receiver really does a great job!! I love to crank it up and enjoy the CD's with surround sound in my room. I have no complaints with this product a solid 9 of 10.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Easy and great

      By Greg

      from Pittsburgh, Pa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

        Easy to set up great connections and sounds great

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        nice piece of hardware for the $

        By fliccese

        from New York, NY

        Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

        nice piece of hardware for the $... 2?'s though -why provide rca type video input jacks when there is no video upscale converter -have not been able to get on-screen programming working on my bravia tv

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        2.0

        Sony AV Home Theater Receiver

        By justabout

        from Millersville, Maryland

        About Me Movie Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Plug It In And Go

        Cons

        • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

        Remote has a lot of functions that do not apply to this unit. No way to get into system to change balance or equalizer. Just a step up form previous models. The product manual does not explain a lot.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Trailrider

        from Moreno Valley Ca.

        About Me Movie Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

          This a Great product it works great with my 55' screen tv it has outstanding sound.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better than entry level receiver

          By jdgrate

          from Chesapeake, VA

          Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

          I got this for a real bargain, open box special minus the remote $149.00. I purchased the remote from Sony for only $25.00 for a total cost of $174.00. My old Harman Kardon receiver lost its left front speaker channel so I needed a replacement with HDMI and not too much money. Sony fit the bill perfectly. It sounds great with my satellite speakers, and I have all my video connections via HDMI. I have it hooked up to my old Sony 51KPWS520 rear projection t.v. and the remote works both the receiver and t.v. When I select a different video input, it is a little slow in the response. The receiver is perfectly sized as it matches the width of all the other video components, (cable box, Blu-ray, HD-DVD player). Definitely this receiver is above entry level, and for the right price, you can't go wrong with it.

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic

          By k2sb2003

          from Aurora, IL

          Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

          ok bad stuff first, no auto calibrate...but take an hour to do it your self and the results are better then the A.C. anyway. To the good, audio return channel on the HDMI means no optical line with the HDMI. i am running a mix of onkyo speakers and Jamo bi-directional surround speakers; the result is excellent... get the matching sony blu-ray player and life is easy. it can over heat so make sure you properly vent...other than that enjoy!!

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          4.0

          Great Product; ABT delivered as promised

          By Ray

          from Elgin, IL

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

              Product arrived as promised; No damage to product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SONY NO OTHER

              By McEDAinMichigan

              from Metro Detroit, MI

              Comments about Sony 7.1 Channel 3D Black AV Home Theater Receiver:

              Every Sony product I have purchased has always lived up to its name, I purchased a Sony DVD player in 2000 and to date it is still performing to its max with never no problems. I recently purchased this new STRDH520 and it is everything and more than I expected it to be. Sound adjusts with whatever Sony system I turn on, be it my Sony 40" Bravia or Sony Blu-Ray player. What really makes this great is the "Bravia Sync" - One Remote to use for all systems. The set up of this stereo is simple, the 7.1 surround is outstanding & I know that this will be used for a very long time. I buy SONY for there is no other!

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