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

Abt Model: STRDH520 | UPC Code: 027242809369
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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.


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  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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Key Features
100W x 7/ 6 HD Inputs/ 3D Pass-Through/ HD Digital Cinema Sound/ Dolby TrueHD, Pro logic IIz And DTS-HD Enhanced Audio Codecs/ BRAVIA Widget Unified TV On-Screen Interface/ Audio Return Channel/ Fully Assignable Inputs/ BRAVIA Sync/ 24p True Cinema Pass-Through/ Black Finish
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Apple AirPlayNo
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
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Weight (lbs)22 lbs
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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