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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
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details


  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
HDMI Outputs1
USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)17.7
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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Great receiver for a great price!


from Lodi,CA

Love it. Only complaint is that when I hooked it up the way it should be (all HDMI cords into receiver, then one HDMI cord from receiver to t.v.), the pass-through feature didn't work the way I thought it would. I don't always listen to the t.v. through the receiver, so to watch t.v. via the cable box, you have to turn on the receiver and hit the catv button (if it was on Tuner or something else prior) in order for the cable signal to get to the t.v. You can then turn the receiver off. I ended up wiring the old way to my non-Sony t.v......HDMI cables from cable box and blu-ray directly to t.v., as well as the HDMI cable from the receiver. I have an optical cord from the t.v. to the receiver for all the sound, and it works fine. I read that HDMI cables reproduce a better signal than optical, but I can't tell the difference. Other than that, this low price receiver works fantastic!

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Excellent value


from Columbia, MD

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer


  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Interfaces Well With TV


    Best Uses

    • Living Room
    • Movies
    • Smaller Rooms
    • Surround Sound Solution
    • Television Shows

    Comments about Sony Black 7.2 Channel AV Receiver:

    This is the third sony receiver I have purchased, and it is by far my favorite (the others were my old STR-DH500 and an STR-DH520 I purchased for my parents). This is a powerful receiver at an entry-level price, you can't beat it. I love the practical feature set - they included genuinely useful things that are really hard to find at this price point (automated speaker setup with an included mike, receiver volume overlay on the TV screen even on non-Sony TV's), and saved money by leaving out features that aren't terribly useful for most people. I mean, come on, who needs an AVR with network access when practically every Blu-ray player and many TV's already have it?

    Overall, this is an excellent choice for a non-audiophile who still wants lots of power. Also, the fact that this receiver will display its volume level (via HDMI overlay) on a non-sony TV (I have a samsung) is extremely useful for those doing installations where the receiver is hidden in a closet or cabinet.

    Service and delivery comments:

    First time buying from Abt, was favorably impressed. The item was packaged very well, and arrived quickly. Will shop here again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Excellent value! Solid unit at a good price.


    from Boston, Ma.

    Easy to set up and use. I connected my TV, Blu-ray and Cable TV to this unit via HDMI. I access wi-fi through the blu-ray. This 7.2 channel receiver is very powerful and versatile. I can listen to commercial radio or simply connect my iPod and listen to my iHeart, Pandora or iTunes music. Add some nice Sony speakers, sit back and enjoy.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Very Nice upgrade!!


    from Lawrence, KS

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Low Power Consumption
    • Quality Construction


      Best Uses

      • Replacement
      • Upgrade

      I had an old Sony receiver STR915 model that was outdated. I use to be a big supporter of Sony but after the failure of a blu ray player and tv I had my doubts, but this receiver has a lot of bang for the buck. Several HDMI ports and two digtal optical ports make hooking up the sytem a breeze. On screen TV set up and sound set up mic complement the ease of setup.
      It is a huge upgrade over last years model still sold else where. ABT is a great place to buy from and there costumer help is top notch.

      Only have had it for a few weeks but I love everything about this unit. It is almost like Sony went on where the technology in my old receiver left off.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


      Great buy


      from New York, NY

      I just upgraded from another Sony A/V5.1 receiver ... To this one it works great with my 46XBR HX929 TV... It makes the Color and Pic even Better than it was before and to say that it was a great pic before... Even when I hook up my PS3 I was blown away on how much better the sound and the picture looks.... Like when playing call of Duty or Bioshock infinity ... U can hear when the are coming up behind you and what side left or right..... Blue ray movies sound just like the movie theater and look beautiful.... The iPod / iPhone hook up is great... Just plug it in and that's it... U can control your iPhone or iPad or iPod with the remote .... Great Job Sony ..... Bravia sync works great.... For the sound and Pic u get for the price ... Is a great buy....

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