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Sony STR-DH740
8.8 out of 10

Sony STR-DH740

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DH740

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Overall 2
2.0

Never again Sony

Robert S., Newegg
5 April 2015
  • Summary: Summation: Unit randomly powers itself on and off, even going into a continuous on/off loop and sounding like a turn signal in an old car (Click-click.... click-click....). Unit repeatedly dropped the HDMI connection to the TV, even after changing the cables.
  • Pros: It looks nice. It has tons of features. Sound through RCA and HDMI sounded great. I'd assume the optical would too.
  • Cons: This was purchased specifically for the HDMI pass through; which was a complete disaster. The on-screen menu and horrible user manual made it even more disappointing.
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Overall 10
10

Great AVR

Freddy Maldonado, Amazon
16 March 2015
  • Summary: Ok, so This reciver is an excellent choice for a 5.1 or a 7.1 or 5.2/7.2 home theater setup without wanting all the bells and whistles like bluetooth, wifi access and what not.
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Overall 10
10

really nice receiver perfect for what i wanted

jesse anderson, Amazon
5 March 2015
  • Summary: i bought it to replace a 3/4 blown receiver thats older then me. when i first hooked it up straight out of the box with no settings changed the bass was ok but not that great......
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Overall 2
2.0

Dysfunctional Device even in an all Sony environment, returned within a week

Kevin, Amazon
7 January 2015
  • Summary: I bought this receiver and returned it within a week. When it was working the sound was good about this product and having an "all Sony" environment meant the remote worked across devices. That's all that I can good about this product.
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Overall 10
10

High Power, Good Quality.

chuck lambert, Amazon
25 November 2014
  • Summary: I like the features and quality of sound as I am a picky listener. Former sound engineer so I do like my music clean and loud. This puppy delivers both. I'm running 9 speakers total using the 7.2 setup with two sub woofers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Decoding....Not Backward Compatible HDMI

Fred A. Cresce "Fred Flintstone", Amazon
23 November 2014
  • Summary: It's just OK for my set up. I lose on this purchase. I thought that I could finally switch HDMI video from my sources to our 2004 (ancient) Sony 57" projection TV. We do not use it much and the video is really outstanding. Not worth throwing away just because it is old.
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Overall 8
8.0

Everything is fine but really these units are so complicated that simple ...

The Cane Maker, Amazon
21 November 2014
  • Summary: Everything is fine but really these units are so complicated that simple changes require getting out the guidebook every time. While the complexity of options make it possible to do everything, it seems to me that the engineers might figure out what 95% of folks are going to do with it, and make...
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality

jr, Amazon
17 November 2014
  • Summary: Easy to set up and initially worked fine. HDMI pass through failed in first three months. I re-routed cable and DVD into TV and used the optical out to receiver. Optical input failed three months later. SONY quality isn't what it used to be!!! I'll never buy SONY again!
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a 4k Receiver

Jeffrey D Welch, Amazon
21 October 2014
  • Summary: The marketing for this receiver is dishonest. It does not support HDMI 2.0 or 4k. I tried to hook up 4k input through this receiver, and it did not work until I connected directly to the TV.
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Overall 2
2.0

shut down on it's own while in use

Kendall Hackney, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • Summary: This device sounded great, I have always liked Sony products. My issue was that it would shut off on it's own when I was using it. I thought it was the auto shut down (for lack of use) so I waited and I was actually using the device and it shut down. Then it wouldn't turn back on for a while.
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