Summary: Nice powerful unit. The issue I ran into is that if you use HDMI to connect the Blu-Ray player (or any other equipment), you have to use HDMI for the output. Since my projector only accepts component video, I was forced to use component to connect the other pieces. Would have been nice to use HDMI to connect the other equipment since its so much easier than having to run component cables and the digital coax audio cable.
Summary: I'm using this for blu-ray dvd playback from my HTPC and the Dolbt-Hd and DTS-HD surround sound is excellent. Digital music files play marvelously as well. Bad news was first receiver was DOA- no power on. J[...]despite initial disappointment with Sony am very satisfied with STR-DH800!
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: This receiver finally ends the "switch TV input, switch stereo input" hassle. Just run HDMI cables from each of your components, run one hdmi cable to your TV, and you have an elegant solution. Hit "hdmi 1" on your remote, and the sound and video for your TV shows up. It could be more elegant, however. I am exclusively using HDMI cables, but cannot reassign those inputs to the "TV" and "DVD" buttons on the remote.
Excerpt: Contrairement à ce qui se dit ici ou ailleurs, il s'agit bien d'un 7 x 110 W et il a tout d'un grand (upscaling 1080p, True HD, DCAC, 4 HDMI, tuner...). Après cela, si vous êtes dans une maison individuelle ou que vous aimez nuire à vos voisins, la puissance n'est sans doute pas adaptée. Mais pour un appartement en immeuble c'est bien suffisant, même pour un grand salon.