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STRDH820 - 7.2 Channel 3D Surround Sound AV Receiver
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Sony STRDH820 - 7.2 Channel 3D Surround Sound AV Receiver

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Enjoy 7.2 channels of surround sound, connect seven HD sources and listen to music from your iPod with Sony?s STR-DH820 receiver. You can even improve the quality of connected video sources to near HD quality.

Product Description:

Enjoy 7.2 channels of incredible surround sound, connect up to seven HD sources and listen to music from your iPod with Sony?s STR-DH820 receiver. Improve the quality of connected video sources to near HD quality or experience incredible sound quality while you watch 3D sports, movies and games from connected 3D devices. This great receiver also features an easy-to-use menu for simple operation and convenient audio calibration set-up, so you are assured the best possible listening experience.

Product Details:

iPod/iPhone Music and Video playback with included dock - Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone while charging your device with the included dock.
7 HD Inputs - Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs. Four HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a Sony PlayStation3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio. Three 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
Upconvert/Upscales Video signal to near HD via HDMI - Improve image quality of analog connected devices to near HD. Analog connected device signals are converted to digital and output via HDMI, making one cable connection from the receiver to the HDMI-enabled TV possible.
HD Digital Cinema Sound - Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of Sony Pictures.
On-screen graphical user interface - Set-up and control the A/V receiver with intuitive on-screen graphical user interface.
Digital Legato Linear - Improve audio performance when listening to internet radio stations and portable audio devices, adding warmth and clarity.
Sound Optimizer - Keep dynamic movie scenes in check, optimizing sound to the desired volume level.
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.
BRAVIA Widget Control - Connect to select Sony 2011 Televisions and experience an integrated user interface on-screen. Enabling on-screen feedback and control function.
2nd Zone audio/Video - Equipped with 2nd Zone pre-outs.
Dual Subwoofer Preouts - Add additional bass increasing the dynamic effects of movies and music.
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.
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.
IR In/Out - Accepts IR repeaters enabling you to operate products connected to the receiver behind a closed door.
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 PlayStation3 gaming console via HDMI cable.

Product Specifications:

Amplifier Features

4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: 8 Ohm only
Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
Analog Direct: Yes
Bi-AMP: Yes
Digital Legato Linear: Yes
Number of amp. channels: 7ch (Sub must be self powered)
Sound Optimizer: Yes
Speaker Selector: A/B/ A+B
Speaker Terminal: Screw
Sub Woofer X' Over: 17 points (40-200Hz)

Audio Input

Analog Audio In (Inc TV CEC)/Out (excl. tuner)/TV (CEC): 3/Yes
Coax.: 1
Opt. In/Out/TV (CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC): 2/yes
USB: 1(Front:iPhone/WM)

Audio Output

Analog Audio Out: 1
Headphone Out: Yes(Gold)
Pre Out (Subwoofer): 2

Decoding Format(s)

96k/24Bit PCM: Yes
DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes
DTS 96/24/ DTS NEO:6: 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: 110W+110W
8Ohms 20-20kHz: 100W + 100W
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): 150W

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
Jazz 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

Speaker Out

Center: Yes
Front A (L/R): Yes
Front B (L/R): Yes
Front High (L/R)/ Surround Back/ Front B for Common Use: Yes
Surround (L/R): Yes
Surround Back (L/R): 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

Video Input

A/V In: Including Front AV: 4
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

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3 out of 5 stars   Intricate set up
By JOBOB (Dix Hills NY) March 09, 2012
Review submitted for Sony STRDH820 - 7.2 Channel 3D Surround Sound AV Receiver (SNSTRDH820)
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Pros: Easy speaker connections, Good Build Quality
Cons: Surround Sound on limited, Difficult To Set Up, Confusing / Bad Remote Control
Other Comments: Surround sound may be good for Movies and BluRay discs but major TV stations don't broadcast in that mode. While thats not the products fault; keep in mind that the local TV sound output is limited to the front speakers. An adjustment to overcome this ,to me, is confusing. IT TOOK 3-4 PHONE CALLS TO TECH SUPPORT TO SET IT UP WITH LIMITED SURROUND SOUND. I read the manual many times. To me there are just too many adjustments to make to set the proper sound. They include limited recommended settings. The front panel is confusing compared to the Pioneer receiver i replaced with surround sound. I purchased this receiver based on user reviews and thinking it would be easy to synch with my Sony Bravia TV and BluRay player-not so. The TV is beautiful!
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