Conclusion: Available in black or silver, the Sony STR-DG820 is a fully featured and great performing high definition amplifier and when combined with a carefully chosen set of speakers will easily outperform many all in one systems for a similar price. A fine purchase.
Pros: For the money you’ll pay, the Sony 820 does much more than you could expect of it. The sound is great and all the features you really need are there – it is an easy purchase decision at this price point.
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.