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Sony Black 7.2 Channel AV Receiver - STR-DH740

Abt Model: STRDH740 | UPC Code: 027242863026
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145 Watts x 7 (1015 Total Watts)/ 4K Pass-Through/ HD Digital Cinema Sound And Front High Speakers/ On-Screen Graphical User Interface/ 3D Pass-Through/ Advanced Blu-ray Disc Audio Decoding/ Digital Cinema Auto Calibration/ Audio Return Channel/ BRAVIA Sync/ 24p True Cinema (Pass-Through)/ Black Finish
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Sony Black 7.2 Channel AV Receiver, Model STRDH740

Everything comes together with 7.2 channels, 1015 watts 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
  • 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
  • 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 for better positioning of effects giving added depth to visuals and concerts
  • 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
  • 3D Pass-through
    Compatible with Blu-ray 3D™ movies, video games and other 3D content
  • 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 codecs
  • 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 TV
  • 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 products
  • 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



  • Amplifier
    • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes (6 ohm)
    • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
    • Bi-AMP: Yes
    • Night Mode: Yes
    • Number of Amp channels: 7ch
    • Speaker Impedance: 6-16ohms
  • Amplifier Power
    • (6Ohms, 1kHz, 1ch driven) THD: 0.9%
    • (6Ohms, 1kHz, 2ch driven) THD: 1%
    • 6Ohms, 1kHz, 1ch driven: 145W
    • 6Ohms, 1kHz, 2ch driven: 105W+105W
    • 6ohms, 20-20kHz, 2ch driven: 90W+90W / (0.09%)
  • DCAC
    • Band: 6
    • DCAC: D.C.A.C.
    • Mic: Mono


  • Decoding Format
    • 96kHz/24bit: Yes
    • DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes
    • DTS 96/24/ DTS Neo:6: Yes
    • DTS HD MA/ DTS HD HR: Yes/Yes
    • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital: Yes (Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital)
    • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
    • Dolby Prologic/II /IIx /IIz: Yes (Prologic, ii, iix, iiz)
    • Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +: Yes (Dolby TruHD and Dolby Digital +)
    • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes (2CH /5.1CH/ 7.1CH)
  • Sound Field
    • 2ch: Yes
    • A.F.D. Auto: Yes
    • Analog Direct: Yes
    • Headphone 2ch: Yes
    • Headphone Direct: Yes
    • Jazz Club: Yes(SB/FH)
    • Live Concert: Yes(SB/FH)
    • Multi Stereo: Yes(SB/FH)
    • Neo:6 Cinema: Yes
    • Neo:6 Music: Yes
    • PLII Movie: Yes
    • PLII Music: Yes
    • PLIIx Movie: Yes
    • PLIIx Music: Yes
    • PLIIz Height: Yes
    • Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
    • Pure Direct: Yes
    • Sound Field Link: Yes
  • Tuner
    • Auto Tuning: Yes
    • Direct Tuning: Yes (via remote)
    • Preset Channel (FM/AM): 30 FM, 30 AM


  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Digital Input Assign: Yes
  • Display: 10 digit dot matrix
  • Power Consumption: 240W
  • Power Consumption (Power Stand By): 0.3W
  • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
  • Sleep Timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)
  • iPod Browsing with System (via USB): Yes (Music)

Inputs and Outputs

  • Audio Inputs
    • Analog Audio In: 2 (not including AV in)
    • Coaxial: 1
    • Optical In: 2
  • Audio Outputs
    • Headphone Out: Yes
  • Speaker Outputs
    • Center: Yes
    • Front (Bass/Treble): Yes
    • Front A (L/R): Yes
    • Front High (L/R): Yes
  • Video Inputs
    • AV In: Including Front AV: 2
    • HDMI In: 4
  • Video Outputs
    • Composite Video Out: Inc. Monitor Out: 1
    • HDMI Out: 1


  • A/V Sync
    • A/V SYNC: Yes(Fixed)
    • A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
    • A/V Sync Time (msec): 60msec
  • HDMI™
    • 3D over HDMI: Yes
    • Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • Audio Widget: Yes
    • BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control): Yes (One-Touch Play, System Audio Control, System Power Off, Theater Mode(No button on RM))
    • HDMI(tm) video output capability: 4K, 1080p, 1080/24p Deep Color (up to 36 bit) x.v.Color (xvYCC)
    • Power Off Pass Through: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6-1/4"
  • Width: 17"
  • Depth: 13"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unt: 17 lbs 11 oz
  • Shipping: 21 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


  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 sep
  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 sep
  7. Requires HDTV and HDMI® cable sold sep
  8. 1015 Watts Total System power (145W x 7 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD)
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Air PlayNo
Watts Per Channel145
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD/Pro Logic IIz/Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS Neo:6
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Composite, Coaxial, Optical, Analog Audio, USB, Ethernet
Output ConnectorsHeadphone, Composite Video, HDMI
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs1
USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)17.7
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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Most Liked Positive Review


Can't beat this for the price

This is one of the only "low-end" receivers out there that doesn't use those push-style speaker connections for all the speaker terminals! It has strong audio output, but definitely needs some...Read complete review

This is one of the only "low-end" receivers out there that doesn't use those push-style speaker connections for all the speaker terminals! It has strong audio output, but definitely needs some fine tuning... Out of the box, the sub-woofer pre-out is somewhat muddy, need to mess with the filter settings to fix this (I like how there are two sub channels though). Don't use the auto-calibration microphone... it only samples the room from one position with a low quality mic and unless you have a super-treated room, the chances of it calibrating itself properly are low! Overall it's a good future-proof buy for those looking to not spend $500+ on an A/V receiver. Would reccomend.


Most Liked Negative Review


A Bear to Set Up

I really expect a certain level of quality in all aspects of a Sony product based on my past purchases. The installation manual is not written in a user friendly manner. It took two...Read complete review

I really expect a certain level of quality in all aspects of a Sony product based on my past purchases. The installation manual is not written in a user friendly manner. It took two days of deciphering and two online chats with Tech Support to get my TV working with this Receiver (and I am pretty expert in setting up electronics of all types). Highly disappointed that there is no equalizer (just Treble and Bass - at least add a mid-range Sony) and no ability to set delay time for rear surround speakers. I have 20 year old surround amp that has a greater degree of audio control than this Sony does. Knowing how to set the various options is a pain. Sound quality is good and clean through my speaker system (Yamaha PA's in front and Polk Monitors in rear). Also, there is no troubleshooting guide available which addressed the set-up questions I had. While this is a basic unit, I really expected more from Sony. I have to rethink if I will consider Sony products in the future given this experience.

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Great Receiver


from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

After researching receiver for almost two months, this one appeared to be the best for the money. Overall it has many great features, such as 3D and 4K pass through, tons of ports and other extras like blutooth connection. The only downfall is not being able to pass through music from one source and video from another without needing to use an optical cable for the audio. The blutooth is clear and with a better/newer phone works for a great distance. I am very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend.


Not User Friendly


from Vancouver, Washington

I found the instruction booklet and the remote to be very unfriendly to the user (me). Still haven't been able to hook up to my local lan network. When I get to the screen for the WPA Key (Generally this is the password for the wi-fi secured network, it will only let me enter 5 characters. My password is 8 characters. It took me a while to figure out how to use the alpha numeric keys. A very cumbersome method. Not at all pleased with the convoluted system.


Great Receiver


from Temecula, California

Great Receiver, I have it hooked up to a Sony Bravia TV so they "talk" to each other very well. I love that it hooks up to my home network. The only issue Ive had is the AirPlay only passes audio, but that could be me not figuring it out yet, or just a limitation of the device. All in all, great receiver!




from Bakersfield ca

Works just like its suppose to. Easy set up feature for speakers is nice. I was able to adjust back speakers a little higher.


It works


from Midway, UT

Not being of the techie generation, this unit is much too complicated for me. Be warned, this isn't a 'plug and play' piece of equipment - it has to be programmed first. The logic is confusing, particularly with the speaker setup. The instructions, as with most electronics, are useless and don't explain anything. I finally just got it to where it works, and gave up on the fine tuning. I will never use, and never understand, all the features. Would rather just go back to my old receiver with buttons for speaker A, speaker B, etc. But that would be much too simple.


540 Receiver


from deerfield Beach Florida

I have had many problems with this unit. It has been sent to Lorado Tx when it can back it was working . I put in a DVD last night an d it didn't work Called Sony and she told me to change HDMI cable and it worked . This morning it .didn't wor The unit is flawed

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


absolutely hideous


from NY

This piece of equipment comes with a 126 page manual. That should be the first clue. Operating this unit is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. If you want to change the balance on a simple two speaker set up, you will spend half an hour with the manual trying to figure out how. This equipment is not for anyone who wants to be able to turn on a unit and make minor adjustments. You have to be a glutton for punishment to wade through the poorly phrased English on 126 pages to do anything. Also, it is capable of blowing out your speakers entirely if you make a mistake with the settings. The tuner is nothing special, as well. I am so sorry I bought this thing. If you want something useable by you and your family forget this receiver. The only thing you will receive is grief.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Not great


from Burbank

I bought this unit for price/features and because I have had another sony receiver for 21 years. It still works great but wont connect to anything new! This receiver: 1) On screen user interface is terrible & looks like a nintendo from 1990. Really disappointing. It is 2014, correct? Firmware update didnt help 2) Remote is terrible - it has incredibly small keys, it is not back-lit, entering alpha-numeric information is incredibly difficult using this remote (your only option). Sound field setting is one of the main remote inputs - what for??? Should be channel selection. Really stupid 3) Occasionally the system wont pass through the TV signal while it is off. You have to hit the home key on the remote to get it to reset. Why? 4) Airplay wont pass through video, only audio. Works ok but comes with the nintendo display. No artwork 5) Bluetooth is a good feature. Works ok with the phone/ipod but you really have to turn up the volume. Wont display artwork 6) Wireless is a good feature 7) Lots of HDMI 8) Speaker wire connectors are hard to thread. More work than it should be! I hope I dont have to move the receiver anytime soon 9) Receiver display i'snt good either -but this was somewhat obvious from the product photos If I was to do it over, I would get something else. Maybe the 1040 or a more expensive Denon or Onkyo

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


The STR-DN840 A/V Receiver that has it all!!!


from Los Alamos, NM

First things first, I did a lot of research before purchasing this receiver. With all the rave reviews this product received it was a no brainer for me. Setup is easy and the sound quality is unmistakably the best I have heard for this price. I am using this as a 7.1 system, the system includes the following: 2 - JBL - Studio 530 - Front Right and Left 1 - JBL - Studio 520C - Center Speaker 2 - JBL - Studio 530 - Surrounds 2 - JBL Studio 210 - Back Left and Right 1 - Rythmik Audio - FV15HP This receiver includes: 7.2 channel Bluetooth Technology 6 - HDMI Inputs Auto Tuning WiFi Air Play AND MUCH MORE!! When I initially received this product my sound during normal television (through satellite) viewing would cut out at times, so needless to say it was a little frustrating. Sony updated the software recently and now it seems to have disappeared, to say now that I am totally enthusiastic about this receiver is an understatement. In short this is an excellent receiver for the price range and would recommend this to anyone who likes getting a lot for a little.


pretty solid receiver


from white bear lake, mn

Good receiver, plent of power for my application. Love the 2nd subwoofer addition. 4 stars because the auto speaker setup wouldnt word for me, microphone couldnt locate front speakers so i had to adjust sound manually. Ipod screen is plain text, kinda bland and no wifi. But i think i only paid $175 for it, so i cant ask for all the bells and whistles. Overall good for the money.

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