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Sony-str-dh500.33159824
6.2 out of 10

Sony STR-DH500

Model features: 100-watts per channel, 5 HD inputs, 24p True Cin Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DH500

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Overall 8
8.0

so good.

Justin Leon, Amazon
18 September 2014
  • Summary: This item is the replacement of another Sony receiver that, after 14 yrs., started quickly wearing out. so far, so good.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does the job

Stevie, Amazon
29 March 2014
  • Summary: It works but I did not receive a remote or manual, so it is difficult to figure out even though I found the manual online. Average rating due to lack of remote and manual.
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Overall 8
8.0

works fine

J. Radack, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: Would have given it a five star but it doesn't really have an equalizer to tune it where you like to hear your music and tv programs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Basic Receiver is Basic

J. Ruvio "KayakSurfer", Amazon
27 June 2011
  • Summary: Bought this in 2009 for a rental room unit to power 5 speakers and a subwoofer. This is a very basic receiver and doesn't have all the bells and whistles like the higher end models, but it works and is still in use today.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good sound

Daniel Eduardo Larez Coronado "daniel larez", Amazon
1 April 2011
  • Summary: It was perfect what I was looking for. I have it installed on my PS3, and 5.1 sound is amazing. Just one Cons: If you're gonna install a PS3 (or any else HDMI device), you've to need 2 cables: 1 HDMI (for the video, connected directly to LCD TV) and 1 optical cable (for audio, connected to receiver). For some reason, you cannot use 2 HDMI cables (PS3 --> Receiver --> LCDTV).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good A/V Receiver

librarian4900, Ebay
15 November 2010
  • Summary: What can I say, it does what Sony says and does it well. It is running a quality "Definitive" 5.1 speaker system with no problems at all. One caution, not apparent in the advt, altho this connects using HDMI, it also requires TosLink audio cables. Who knew? I also have a STR-DE697 A/V unit that doesn't require the TosLink.
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Overall 8
8.0

Warning: HDMI only transfers video not audio

Eduardo Sanchez, Amazon
8 October 2010
  • Summary: I like this receiver because it has a nice feature set and a very low price. It would make a great receiver for a first-time home audio setup. One warning: The HDMI inputs on this receiver do not have the capability of transferring the audio content of whatever source you've connected to the receiver. The HDMI inputs only transfer the video content -even though it *is* possible to transfer both audio and video content through an HDMI cable.
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Overall 4
4.0

spend more - you get what you pay for

Eric, Amazon
20 August 2010
  • Summary: This worked for about a month or two before the power supply started to hum. I had replaced another Sony with this one and was happy for the most part... or I thought I was. When the second Sony broke after such a short period of time I started looking into other brands. I spent a little more on an ONKYO and it was well worth the money. The sound is tremendously better, the features are way better and the ease of use is out of this world.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good buy if you're not expecting a lot

JD91, Amazon
30 June 2010
  • Summary: I bought this receiver to provide sound to the TV in a bedroom and not as my primary unit, so I was not expecting a lot from it. I was pleased that it had HDMI capability but disappointed that it is "pass-through" only, requiring RCA or Component hook-ups for sound, probably one of the reasons it was discontinued.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good if you are going to use it for sound only

I. Jorjadze "xesus", Amazon
19 May 2010
  • Summary: My goal to arrange cheap 5.1 home theater with good sound was achieved! This plus Yamaha NS-SP1800BL 5.1 gives a good result. So, i don't see the point of using this receiver for video upscaling, you would want to go with something more expensive and having hdmi repeater. Only sound? - absence of hdmi repeater is not a problem at all. I spent a while figuring out how to connect it to some major devices and decided to share my experience. 1.
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