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. I was just using HDMI connections so the set up should have been simple and solid. It was not. We were watching TV one night and it just quit.
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. This unit synced up easily with my Vizio E551VA HDTV, and my Sony BDPS470 Blueray player.
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! I really don't use it that much so I guess I could live with this but ... It has completely failed twice, no sound or picture. I have to change my outputs to the old school connections to get it to work.
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 series amp (it finally died). This outperforms the Pioneer handily. The auto calibration feature is the only complaint I have.
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. People that purchased this receiver found it overwhelming and confusing because of the multitude of features. let me put your mind at ease, it is not.
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. I also had to only power cycle once (unplug for a minute) to fix my unreponsive tuner. All else is good. I should take half star off!
Cannot beat the features and quality for the money!!!
John A. Williams "viper", Amazon
13 January 2012
Summary: So to start this off review i just want to say this receiver for the money is untouchable. Sure there are much better receivers out there. But i really had a hard time justifying spending the extra money for the same features. Basically when i was looking to purchase this receiver i compared it to three other receivers: 1.) Pioneer VSX921K 2.) Yamaha RX-V667 3.
Summary: i wanted to replace my 17 year old technics receiver with hdmi and digital connections...maybe i was expecting too much, but sound quality certainly is not a big upgrade...however i paid the same amount 17 years ago, so obviously this sony is more towards an entry level: my technics was high end at the time.....as far as bells and whistles and modern connections, this unit is fine...
Yo Monegro lo recomiendo es bien abanzado de tenelog y el control facil.
10 January 2012
Summary: Monegro; Yo compre 12-5-11 Sony 2011 str 820 3D av Home theare reciver lo conecte y es extraordinario tienes funciones, que yo desconocia coneccion de ipod, iphone y muchos mas el manual le dira, pero si usted no tiene conocimientos en las coneciones busque ayuda poque en verdad todas sus funciones las haces. Estoy muy contento con mi Recividor hasta ahora lo recomiendo,5 estrellas, monegro de brooklyn, ny.
Summary: First I'd like to say this is the FIRST Sony reciever that I've purchased. I bought this reciever to replace a Denon 7.1 which died after 14 months. I was simply tired of spending $600+ for something won't last much longer than a year. With minimal effort this reciever can be setup. It took a total of 2 1/2 hours to set this up using the manual speaker configuration. Using the auto calibration I'm sure would drop that amount of time to @45 minutes.