Summary: Pretty basic but does everything I need it to do! Looks great, although I wish the display was a little better, meaning the LCD on the receiver itself. Something that could display more information at once would be nice. Mine was a refurb and I couldn't tell at all; looks brand new!
Summary: Pros: good sound, good price.Cons: US model does not have auto calibration and calibrating the speakers individually is complicated. Chat customer service is the worst I have ever seen from any company. Telephone customer service was efficient and able to help me get set up.Opinion: The STR-DH 520 is a good A/V receiver for the average Joan/John Doe who does not want to spend a lot of money, yet wants good surround sound.
Affordable HD sound, Great overall package...what more could you want?
5 June 2011
Summary: First of all, I would like to say I am very happy with this receiver. The 100w/channel, the surround effects, the 4 HDMI ports with HDMI pass-thru, it being 3D ready, and it works with my Sony Bravia T.V.; all those things attracted me towards this product. I even went into the store so I could pick it up and feel it...didn't want to get a cheap light P.O.S. disguised as a nice receiver.
Sony STR-DH520 7.1 3D AV receiver - now believed to have been discontiued by Sony but may still be available
1 January 2014
Summary: Took quite a time to set up the Sony STR-DH520 7.1 3D AV receiver following re-reading of on-line instructions from the Sony website and from information booklet supplied. I succeeded in connecting and using my existing wall mounted speakers from my former Sony DAV-DZ230/DZ231 DVD Home Theatre System with very good results. Please note Sony do not recommend use of these speakers.
Summary: Bin (bisher) mit dem Gerät zufrieden. Installation und Bedienung sind einfach. Habe drei HDMI-Geräte an den "Receiver" angeschlossen. Die Umschaltung funktioniert einwandfrei und ist sehr praktisch. Die Klangqualität im 5.1 Betrieb ist gut. Natürlich nur für "normale" Wohnräume geeignet. Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis stimmt. Einige Features im Vergleich zu teuren Geräten fehlen wie erwartet. Das ist aber normal und schmälert die Qualität nicht.