Do NOT BUY this unit it has a fundamental FATAL flaw
Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: Every few months, or almost every time you move the unit it will come in with Zone 2 selected. You CANNOT unselect it. Using the instructions in the manual RARELY works (sometimes you're lucky). If they don't then you have to try plan B. Here is plan B, please note, I am NOT making this up.
Summary: I think you should think long and hard about buying this receiver. Not only did I have problems with this product, SONY service is absolutely horrible. After six months the receiver was not sending a video signal to my TV. Why? No one knows.
Summary: Took a chance on Amazon's Warehouse deals with this Sony STRDH820 7.2 channel receiver. It was described used - like new and about half the cost. Everything was still in its original packaging and looked like it was never touched.
Summary: I bought the Sony STR-DH820 receiver to enjoy the 7.1 audio from my computer, but this receiver appears to have never been tested for use with a computer - and has intolerable issues. SUMMARY: Don't buy this if you are shopping for a receiver for your computer's speakers!
Summary: I have had this unit for six months and it is headed back to the shop for the second time. The HDMI switching is very poor. Every time I change the channel I lose the sound and have to toggle the source to get it back. What a pain!
Summary: I am using this amp with the following: XBOX 360S Wii LG 55" LED Passive 3D TV 55LW5600 LG BD670 Bluray Player Polk Monitor 70 x2 (front right and left) Polk Monitor 30 x4 (surround R/L and Back Surround R/L) Polk PSW505 12" Subwoofer Polk CSM 2-way center channel I got this to replace a Pioneer VSX...
Summary: Reading the reviews about Sony's STRD820 7.2 3D AV receiver on Amazon, some good some bad but mainly good, so I decieded to check it out for myself. Let me tell you, this receiver has it all, and the price is right.
Summary: Mi primer amplificador, esoy muy contento es esta maravilla, la calidad de Sonido muy muy buena. Muchas entrada de Audio y Video , tanto para anoligoco como digital. control muy agradable y ecualizadores de lujos
Summary: Update: Iphone/ipod dock is capable of playing music and video, but I was disappointed that you can't look at your photos via your iphone. Bummer. If anyone has a solution, except for dowloading to computer, and using USB, let me know.
Summary: First, I'm not new to Sony receivers - this is my 4th. Bought this one for increased HDMI input/output. The others continue to perform flawlessly. Not so with this one. Setup was straight forward - fortunately because as others have noted, the manual was of little help.