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Sony STR-DH820
6.9 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 6
6.0

Bad for a Computer's Audio

J. Turbyfill "Is_God_The_Devil_In_Exile", Amazon
13 July 2012
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

decent lower end receiver

woodrow171, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing Sound Quality

Dillon, Amazon
6 November 2011
  • Summary: I purchased the STR-DH820 to gain HDMI connectivity, HD sound, and compatibility with my Sony HDTV and Blu-Ray player, and for the included iPhone dock. It replaced a higher end Marantz that was about 10 years old. Setup was fairly straightforward.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound and features, not so great at A/V switching.

Amazon Customer "professional amateur", Amazon
4 November 2011
  • Summary: This receiver was purchased to replace a 10 year old kenwood that I had. The pricing on this receiver in September 2011 was MUCH better than at the big box stores. My plan for this receiver was to do all the A/V switching for my home theater setup, and only have one HDMI go to the TV.
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Overall 6
6.0

Only one little hiccup..........

pickled oldman, Amazon
4 August 2011
  • Summary: This receiver works exceptionally well for the money. But be aware that the zone 2 option does not transmit signals from devices connected via HDMI. Zone 2 requires an additional power source to drive speakers (i.e. second receiver).
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Overall 6
6.0

Becareful

Michael G., Newegg
2 April 2011
  • Summary: Sony make a decent product. I thought this would be an upgrade from my previous sony but I am not impressed enough with it to warrant the $400+ price tag. This unit belongs in the $250-300 range. Again I am very disappointed in the false claims of 7.2 surround.
  • Pros: It has good sound and a fairly easy set up. Not hard to set up at all.
  • Cons: Speaker positions and adjuctment may only be made thru the television. There is no on board speaker adjustment. Also this model is being retailed at local stored as 7.2 surround. Newegg at least does not lie about the capabilities of the unit as they have it clearly marked as 7.1. Not enough spea...
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony STR-DH820

Lida Kraz, Amazon
30 June 2013
  • Summary: It is still sitting in its box, has not been taken out. My last Sony amp was in the silver colour, which Sony no longer manufactures in. And it worked great until the cat peed on it. Hate black .....
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Overall 6
6.0

iPhone 5 users beware!

N. J. Lewis "Musiccatz", Amazon
25 May 2013
  • Summary: Great amp BUT does not support iPhone 4s and above, which totally sucks!!!!!! You would take it that there would not be a compatibility issue, but there sure is.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great value - complex though

P. Greasby, Amazon
23 February 2013
  • Summary: My first impressions of this unit is that it looks great paired with a large Sony TV and has a discrete information panel in a bit of a dated style. That's fine as most of the functionality is available on screen. It switched on and off with the TV which was great.
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Overall 6
6.0

good but ?

glam man, Amazon
12 January 2013
  • Summary: disapponted sony do not supply speakers for this unit . Its packed with features but takes a while to set up . Takes a while to figure it out have both your tv and sony instrutions at hand
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