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5.7 out of 10

Sony STR-DG820

Sony STR-DG820 is a 7.1 channel Home Theater A/V Receiver which Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DG820

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Overall 4

Pain in my ass for years!

Daaave Summers, Amazon
7 December 2013
  • Summary: It has much trouble maintaining the signal from Cox cable fed through HDMI. I can't wait until it dies so I can get a different model. This one sucks!
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Overall 10

Excellent Receiver!

Reviewer Dave, Amazon
14 July 2013
  • Summary: I still use this receiver today to run my upstairs sound system. It controls all of my speakers for music and I have my Airport Express connected to it to be able to use Apple Airplay throughout my entire house. I have my indoor speakers set to channel A and my outdoor speakers set to channel B. This allows me to select indoor, outdoor, or both when having people over.
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Overall 8


Teamplay69, Amazon
22 October 2009
  • Summary: Love the receiver. Sound is perfect for what I like. The max volume is a pinch weak, is the only flaw. I have a PS3 I use and the sound is great, works well with a Blue Ray DVD. The remote is a proplem. The shut off button does not work. I tried to replace it but Sony does not make a replacement.
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Overall 10

Great Receiver!

Mick, Amazon
19 October 2009
  • Summary: I absolutely love this receiver. The supplied microphone and automatic sound calibration is fantastic. The only thing I wish it had was an on-screen menu and on-screen adjustments and selections. For the money, it is a great buy!
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Overall 2

Not a good quality receiver, lacks power too

F. Rios, Amazon
9 July 2009
  • Summary: After just 5 months of use I had to send mine for warranty repair today. It stopped outputting video from the HDMI out and it damaged one of my TV's HDMI inputs too. I also noticed that this receiver doesn't have the same quality parts as my old Sony which is still working after almost 8 years. It lacks power too. My old Sony sounds louder than this one and they're the same wattage.
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Overall 6

This one falls short.

Chi-Town Pete, Amazon
26 May 2009
  • Summary: This does not have the capability of HDMI output when non-HDMI input is used. Who ever the engineer that over looked this function or who ever the project manager that nixed this function should be fired. They have since corrected this with the STR-DG920. All of the other functions work great with this receiver.
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Overall 4

Receiver ok, customer service is horrible

C. PEARL, Amazon
4 May 2009
  • Summary: Unfortunately this review is tainted by the customer service at Sony. The receiver itself has excellent options, good sound, and a good price but be very wary if you ever have an issue that needs customer support or repair. The issue I had was with the video out thru the hdmi. The image thru the receiver would get stuck in and a snowy pixilated image would appear on the tv.
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Overall 4

not very good

Stephen W. Sepeck, Amazon
19 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought this around Christmas 2008 and within 2 days i went into protect mode and never came out. I sent it back and was refunded. Not sure if that is the reason it was on sale or what.
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Overall 10

Sony STRDG820 Amp

Richard J. Matthews "pathfinder", Amazon
9 March 2009
  • Summary: I purchased a Sony amplifier because I have a Sony BlueRay player and a 40" Bravia TV. They work together flawlessly. While the amplifier has 7.1 surround sound capability, my Yamaha speaker package is only 5.1. That is not an issue for playback but it did present a small problem during setup. The amplifier has an automatic calibration feature that works great.
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Overall 10

Excellent in All Aspects!

GNB "Supreme Grandmaster", Amazon
14 February 2009
  • Summary: I'm so glad I bought this receiver - based on user reviews and price/value. After testing it with my surround system I fell in love with its high quality sound. I give an EXCELLENT rating on ample power, sound performance, zero distortion, signal clarity, and peak dynamic headroom. Basically this receiver is awesome.
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