Excerpt: We were blown away when we first heard this Sony receiver. Packing in 7.1-channel sound at 100W per channel, on-board decoding of all HD audio codecs and – most importantly – delivering brilliant all-round sound quality at a steal of a price.
Pros: Q Acoustics Q-AV, On-board HD audio decoding, four in, one out HDMI, dynamic, detailed, exciting sound, good with stereo music, too
Cons: Q Acoustics Q-AV, Average build and style, multichannel inputs are lacking
Excerpt: Marking the migration of enthusiast features to a slightly more consumer market the STR-DG820 includes HD Audio decoding and full 1080/24P video support with Deep Colour and x.v. Colour compatibility. The STR-DG820 will decode Dolby True HD and dts-HD Master Audio, as well as all the legacy Dolby and dts audio formats plus 8 channel Linear PCM output from devices like the PS3.