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Sony STR-DH500
5.5 out of 10

Sony STR-DH500

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

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DH500

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Overall 8
8.0

Good if you are going to use it for sound only

I. Jorjadze "xesus", Amazon
27 April 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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Overall 6
6.0

Does the job

Stevie, Amazon
14 April 2010
  • 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 10
10

Big black box of sound

Kranzor, Amazon
14 April 2010
  • Summary: This receiver is great for sound and lousy for size. It's seriously big enough to double as a coffee table, but I won't hold that against it. I will hold against it the fact that when I was recently moving I was too lazy to unplug the subwoofer and the male pin ended up snapping off inside the...
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Overall 8
8.0

so good.

Justin Leon, Amazon
14 April 2010
  • 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

HDMI pass through is brain dead.

R. Fryer, Amazon
14 April 2010
  • Summary: I've had this unit a couple of weeks and thought it would be a keeper. However, I'll probably be returning it tomorrow - the HDMI pass through (as others have noted) seems to have been designed by someone who did not think about it for a moment!
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Overall 8
8.0

works fine

J. Radack, Amazon
14 April 2010
  • 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. However for the money if works fine and last long time(hopefully)
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Overall 8
8.0

Good sound

Daniel Eduardo Larez Coronado, Amazon
13 April 2010
  • 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

A good buy if you're not expecting a lot

JD91, Amazon
13 April 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

Warning: HDMI only transfers video not audio

Eduardo Sanchez, Amazon
13 April 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
13 April 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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