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Sony-str-dh540.33843900
9.2 out of 10

Sony STR-DH540

Great Deal: $199.99

Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DH540

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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth the money

Mahmood R., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: Looking back, I should not have purchased a refurbished receiver/amp. Or I should have bought a different brand. It's not worth money. I've had it for 7 months and HDMI DVD port is not working.
  • Pros: Good sound/amplification
  • Cons: DVD HDMI stopped working.
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Overall 8
8.0

Crisp Sound and Smooth Switching

WhiteChocolate, Bestbuy
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Very nice for a decent home theater surround sound system.
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Overall 2
2.0

Conveniently discontinued.

Ryan Moroco, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Conveniently discontinued by the manufacturer. Haven't even owned it a full year and it's shot. Turns on for maybe five seconds before it dies. Tried to have it replaced but that's a no go. Do yourself a favor and buy one that's still in production.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STRDH540 5.2

dinh l., Newegg
9 September 2014
  • Summary: Would buy it again if the price is under $200. I cant give this a 5 stars because there are more better recievers than this.
  • Pros: Bought this a year ago for $180 on sale. Works great till now.
  • Cons: When it gets up to 90% of the volume sometimes it goes into protection mode. I rarely go up to 70-80%.
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Overall 10
10

Great system

Amazon Customer "blemon", Amazon
12 August 2014
  • Summary: This is a great system. I installed my home theater system about 14 years ago, so I needed a receiver/amplifier with standard RCA audio/video inputs/outputs. My Aiwa system was fried in an electrical surge, and I looked long and hard for a suitable replacement. This one is actually much better than the original Aiwa. It is easier (more intuitive) to use, greater volume capability, and has a few (albeit limited) updated features (such as inputs for IPODs and tablets).
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective product line

Jerry B., Newegg
5 August 2014
  • Pros: It sounds good when it actually works.
  • Cons: Never before have I seen a piece of equipment this defective by design. The biggest flaw being a PROTECTOR "feature" that suddenly shuts down the device for seemingly no reason at all. Upon closer inspection I believe it is related to overheating, but it is not even that hot when it occurs. Here is Sony's explanation of the issue: https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/39211/c/65,66/p/41901,43145,92877,70333/ There is no way to turn this "feature" off. So e...
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Overall 10
10

Best receiver I ever owned.

Mad Cow "mooooooo", Amazon
3 August 2014
  • Summary: Best receiver I ever owned. Easy to set up thanks to the automatic speaker set up. I love the dual subwoofer outputs and the built-in HDMI switcher is a definite plus and takes the load off the TV. Sound quality is excellent and no loss in HD quality. It's future proofed for beyond 1080 resolution. Great price, lots of warrented great reviews.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Amazon Customer "niewiadoreia", Amazon
25 July 2014
  • Summary: This is an HDMI hub with a home-theater attached to it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Receiver good - customer service bad!

Tina North, Amazon
23 July 2014
  • Summary: Great receiver. I purchase new speakers to use with it and I"m very satisfied. The instructions are a little vague, but eventually you'll figure it out. Customer service was terrible. The first receiver I got was defective. I called customer service and couldn't get the guy to understand that I had an older tv that didn't have the same menu as the instructions. He finally hung up on me. The second guy I got told me I had to buy a new tv!
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Overall 10
10

Very good

Saran N., Newegg
10 July 2014
  • Summary: I got an new-looking "Refurbished" receiver in good packaging. Everything works well. I've left it on for over 3 months without any issues. .
  • Pros: Inexpensive, included mic for auto-configuration, all features work, good as new.
  • Cons: Menu navigation is clumsy, takes a while to turn on.
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