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Sony STR-DH500
5.6 out of 10

Sony STR-DH500

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

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Overall 10
10

Sweet Deal.

Joseph Nelson, Amazon
16 May 2010
  • Summary: I was looking for a relatively cheap but good sounding 5.1 surround system for my living room and I was very pleased with this unit! First of all, after reading the previous reviews I didn't have any unrealistic expectations for a unit in this price range.
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Overall 4
4.0

spend more - you get what you pay for

Eric, Amazon
15 May 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

Entry level, but does the job

mjrodney, Amazon
14 May 2010
  • Summary: An entry level audio/video receiver that does the job for many, but be warned....It does not pass HDMI signals from a Comcast cable box. When I called Sony, they told me that Comcast uses technology not compatible with this unit.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Right Quality for the Price

VergelC, Amazon
13 May 2010
  • Summary: Received this unit within a week of ordering. Except for the media port (what was Sony thinking?), everything about this A/V Receiver is just right. The number and types of in/out connectors are just right for the regular home theater peripherals.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent receiver for the money, but be aware of its limitations...

nashBridges, Amazon
12 May 2010
  • Summary: I am extremely pleased with this receiver. I purchased it to replace a broken Klipsch Promedia 5.1 amp unit since Klipsch doesn't repair them anymore. To start, the three HDMI inputs make the unit better than most at this price ($200 or less).
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Overall 10
10

Excellent product

B. Carter, Amazon
12 May 2010
  • Summary: I had an older Sony receiver/amplifier and had some doubts that a new unit would make a significant difference in sound quality but the price was right and I ordered this unit. I am very glad that I did. The sound is superb.
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Overall 10
10

Sony STR-DH500

L. H. Coulombe, Amazon
12 May 2010
  • Summary: AS we upgraded the old TV to a Sony Bravia LCD, the 15 year old Sony A/V receiver was not up to the task of switching HDTV inputs or Dolby 5.1 audio. This unit was very easy to set up with the audio 'test' feature that lets you adjust the 5 speakers for volume, distance from you & height off the...
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Overall 8
8.0

A good buy if you're not expecting a lot

JD91, Amazon
12 May 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

It is what it is

Al Phabetical, Amazon
12 May 2010
  • Summary: This is not a modern full-featured AVR. Don't even hope. I got it because it was a relatively cheap way to drive my 5.1 setup for my computer through the optical in. If that's all you want, to drive speakers from digital in, this baby is for you. If you're building a home theater, look elsewhere.
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Overall 8
8.0

A nice basic level receiver

David E. Majchrzak, Amazon
11 May 2010
  • Summary: I'm very pleased with this receiver. I'm no audiophile, I just would like good sound for my 5.1 speaker setup in my family room. I have my XBox360 and my Satellite box using the 2 optical inputs, I have my Blu-Ray player using the Coax digital input.
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