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Sony STR-DH820
7.0 out of 10

Sony STR-DH820

Model Features: 7.1-channel (110W x7 @ 8 ohms 1kHz 1% THD), 7 HD Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DH820

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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Caveat Emptor

citizen1951, Amazon
22 August 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Repair shop happy

Milton Matt, Amazon
3 June 2012
  • 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Sony STRDH820

broadwjr "Ron", Amazon
16 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Proprietary disaster

Steve R., Newegg
13 June 2011
  • Summary: The proprietary nature of Sony prompted me to return the receiver for a Yamaha with much wider compatibility. If I wasn't pressed for time I would have done more research and eventually found the Sony was a huge waste of money.
  • Pros: The unit was very easy to set up and install. Sound quality was satisfactory. Unit came with an ipod dock. The ability to control the unit from my TV was an interesting feature.
  • Cons: I purchased this with the sole intent of playing music from USB devices, MP3 players and ipod/iphone. I was extremely disappointed to learn that the unit was only compatible with Sony devices. I was even more disappointed when I found out the receiver wouldn't play a Sony Walkman that was listed ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Faulty product, nobody to contact.

tom1, Amazon
24 October 2012
  • Summary: All HDMI inputs are faulty, they just stopped working I even checked with new cables. I need a replacement but don't have the option to contact the Amazon EU S.a.r.l seller? What do I do I'm left powerless with an expensive, faulty receiver. Not happy at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

schade

Henrik H., Amazon
4 August 2013
  • Summary: Trotz zugesicherter technischer Unversehrtheit, ist es defekt. Jedesmal kam der integrierte Protector. Außerdem war das Gerät nicht nur leicht mit Kratzer o.ä. wie beschrieben. Deutliche große Dellen im Gehäuse, die drauf schließen lassen, dass das Gerät zuvor heruntergefallen sein muss.
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Overall 2
2.0

très deçu

l'ancien, Amazon
15 July 2012
  • Summary: avec toutes ses options inutiles (salle de bain, couloir, wc!!!) une usine a gaz un 7.2, moi je n'ai pu brancher que 2 haut parleurs a l'avant, le caisson de basses et 2 haut parleurs a l'arrière, le haut parleur central!
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Overall 2
2.0

Murks Receiver

den-libuda "den-libuda", Amazon
15 January 2012
  • Summary: Das erste Gerät hat nach 6 Wochen sein Betrieb eingestellt. Hat sich immer selber ausgeschaltet. Ich dachte, ein Produktionsfehler und habe mir den Receiver nochmal gekauft. Hier konnte ich nach zwei Wochen keine Rücksetzung auf die Werkseinstellungen durchführen.
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