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Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver - STR-DH540

Abt Model: STRDH540 | UPC Code: 027242863033
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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
Weight (lbs)16.5
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
3.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No 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)

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.

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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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2.0

540 Receiver

By 

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

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4.0

Sony Black 5.2 Channel AV Receiver

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from Bella Vista, Arkansas

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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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4.0

pretty solid receiver

By 

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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1.0

Not Pleased with Receiver

By 

from Woodland Park, CO

Upgraded to the to receiver to be HDMI Ready. Did tone test all surround speakers working but doing setup test said can't find front speakers. Tried serveral times same error code 33. The manual so complicated and jumping all over the manual from page to pages you lose the message of what you were trying to understand. Talking of thing I have no idea what Sony is saying. I just want it to work and not spend hours trying to get it to work. Still nto right and sound is disgusting...Again test tone works on all speakers...Why the error code 33, saying can't find front speakers. Just disgusted with the unit!! Not happy with the purchase...Don't want to spend hours on a phone...want it to just WORK Right!!!!

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5.0

great receiver

By 

from Lincoln, NE

Great sound. Easy instructions for setup and adjustments.

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1.0

Not worth the cheap price

By 

from Cape Coral, FL

Purchased this receiver as a spare while my main was being repaired. It didnt have features I expected it to and performance was not good. Returned it the same day.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

one of many

By 

from Tucson AZ

Not all the features I would like, but the price was right. As fast as the technolgy changes, it is really not practical to get the biggest bundle each time, because , like I say , technology seems to be changing every six months.

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5.0

I should have bought a second one for the rec room

By 

from Milwaukee, Wi.

I am very pleased with the ease of use and setup. I was able to adapt my existing components to it. The surround is what I expected great product!

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5.0

A power house

By 

from DeSoto KS

This machine has all the power I'll ever need for my music room and will hook up almost anything out there today. Turn it down low and it's still clear as a bell, turn it up high and the neighbors want to join the party.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

A Bear to Set Up

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from Monroe Township, NJ

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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