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Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver - STR-DH540

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145 Watts x 5 (725 Total Watts)/ 4K Pass-Through/ HD Digital Cinema Sound And Front High Speakers/ 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 5.2 Channel AV Receiver, Model STRDH540

Bring the excitement home with 5.2 channels, 725 watts and iPhone® and iPod® connectivity. It also handles all of your components with 4 HD inputs and 4K resolution pass-through. Now, all of your music and movies will get the multi-layered sound quality they deserve with HD Digital Cinema Sound and auto calibration for easy set-up.

Features:

  • 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
    Get versatile HD connection options with six HD inputs. Four HDMI™ inputs (up to 4K) let you connect a Sony® PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4K Pass-through
    Future-proof your system and take a quantum leap in video clarity. The STR-DH540 allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector
  • 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
  • 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

Specifications:

Amplifier/Receiver

  • Amplifier
    • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes (6 ohm)
    • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
    • Night Mode: Yes
    • Number of Amp channels: 5ch
    • 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

Audio

  • Decoding Format
    • 96kHz/24bit: Yes
    • DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes (only Dicrete 6.1)
    • 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
    • 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

General

  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Digital Input Assign: Yes
  • Display: 10 digit dot matrix
  • Power Consumption: 200W
  • Power Consumption (Power Stand By): 0.3W
  • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
  • Sleep Timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)

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
  • Video Inputs
    • AV In: Including Front AV: 2
    • HDMI In: 4
  • Video Outputs
    • Composite Video Out: Inc. Monitor Out: 1
    • HDMI Out: 1

Video

  • 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: 16 lbs 6.1 oz
  • Shipping: 20 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. 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. 745 Watts Total System power (145W x 5 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.5% THD)
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Air PlayNo
ColorBlack
Channels5.2
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
Height6.25
Width17
Depth13
Weight16.5
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Interfaces well with TV (4)
  • Good remote (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Living room (4)
    • Surround sound solution (4)
    • Large rooms (3)
    • Television shows (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    4.0

    Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver

    By None

    from Bella Vista, Arkansas

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Cons To Date

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver:

    Clean sound; Good Power; Somewhat easy to set up for a surround sound receiver.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Very good for the money

    By JKEEV

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living Room

      Comments about Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver:

      Features, power and harmonic distortion are good for this price range. Suitable for moderate size rooms. The remote is intuitive and much easier to use than another manufacturer's which this unit replaces.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Better than Onkyo

      By Animal man

      from Weatherford, TX

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Thundering Bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Surround Sound Solution
        • Television Shows

        Comments about Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver:

        Make sure you read the directions but it will actually work right out of the box. I skipped the easy setup and only have made a few adjustment with cordinating it with my TV and Blue ray player. Plug in the power and enjoy.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice AV Receiver

        By johnnielimited

        from Wauconda, IL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Surround Sound Solution

          Comments about Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver:

          I bought this item due to the HDMI ports. Nice and neat setup. No more than 3 wires connected (plus the speaker wires).

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great sound at a low price

          By skubasteve

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Movie Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Thundering Bass

          Cons

          • Confusing Remote

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver:

          the only thing i don't like is that the audio return channel from my sony tv's hdmi connection does not work with this reciever - also the sony remotes for my tv and reciever will control the other device and perform functions that are not expected but i think they can be programmed so you can use only the reciever remote

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice receiver, but two flaws

          By Jasonc

          from Florida

          This receiver has great surround sound and is powerful. I like the input selector knob and its digital capabilities. It was fairly simple to hook up and get going. There are some things I don't like about it, though. First, it takes a few seconds to power up. My old receiver powered up right away. Second, I don't like having no external bass/treble adjustments. You have to hook the unit to your TV and adjust them on screen using the remote. My old receiver had all the equalizer controls on the unit. Other than these two cons, I am satisfied with it.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great receiver !!!

          By Schoenauer

          from Tahoe, CA

          I have had a few SONY receivers in my day. This one is perfect. It is easy to understand and there are no mystery settings. It is nice to be able to turn off all processing and listen to music "direct" from the source. I can't hear ANY noise or distortion. Thank you SONY.

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          5.0

          Great Sound System All-around

          By Mike D.

          from Wilmette, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Very easy to install

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Home Surround Sound Syste

          Replaced a SONY System I had for 15 years. My what a fantastic imporovement!

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          • No

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          (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Can't beat this for the price

          By SoundLover

          from San Fransisco, CA

          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.

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