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Sony STR-DH500
6.1 out of 10

Sony STR-DH500

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

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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...
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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?
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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?
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