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Sony STR-DH520
7.5 out of 10

Sony STR-DH520

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DH520

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Overall 4
4.0

HDMI handshake issues

alex m., Newegg
24 March 2014
  • Pros: price
  • Cons: For both a roku and HD DVD I continue to have HDMI handshake resolution issues with this receiver
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Overall 4
4.0

decent deal

Andrew M., Newegg
17 January 2014
  • Pros: Sounds great for the money When it works.
  • Cons: The VIDEO input HDMI stopped playing sound just 2 days ago ( less than 1 week out of the 30day coverage) It will pass the video signal to the TV along with sound to the TV but will not produce sound. I had to move my HDMI onto another port to use my satalite tv. Also, the remote is very moody, So...
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Overall 4
4.0

Okay, but lacking features

Brock M., Newegg
23 November 2013
  • Summary: I came from an older basic Onkyo receiver which didn't even take the audio out of HDMI inputs. That is the main reason that I bought this one. The hookups all work well enough, but I was disappointed when I contacted Sony to find out that the receiver remote cannot be programmed to any other brand...
  • Pros: HDMI Passthru and return channel Nameable inputs
  • Cons: Can't program remote for TV other than Sony brand No EQ adjustment Not very user-friendly interface
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

trisweb a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
6 February 2009
  • Summary: I had this receiver for one day before deciding to return it, sadly. I thought I could get away with a decent amp with HDMI switching for a decently cheap price, but I neglected to think about audio quality. I sort of assumed it would be adequate for my needs. I guess I'm more picky than I thought.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great amp for the price

John CHASEMORE, Amazon
2 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this amp 18 months ago and I was very happy with it until it died on me suddenly so it was out of warrenty.... Hmmm....
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

ospanoff.ser, Yandex
26 January 2013
  • Excerpt: купился на цену, но честно говоря ресивер большего не стоит - довольно сложно настроить звук - настроек не ахти и те запрятаны в меню, хотелось бы фронтальных разъемов, тонкомпенсации да и просто крутилок - bass treble
  • Pros: цена, внешний вид
  • Cons: сложное управление через меню, нет usb входа, нет loudness (тонкомпенсации)
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