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Sony STR-DH820
7.4 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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Overall 8
8.0

Great reciever for the price

Janet and Dave, Amazon
7 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Supports ANYTHING You've Got

Boogaloo, Amazon
3 January 2012
  • Summary: This amp has a lot of digital and analog inputs, a GUI menu for features and customization, automatically configures between basic stereo to 7.2 surround per source, can accept your choice of 8-to-16 ohm speakers of any size, provides plenty of power, is designed to be THE main controller for dated...
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding Value for High Tech Receiver - Read the Manual First!

Arnold Bookheim, Amazon
29 December 2011
  • Summary: I know ... I know ... real men don't read manuals. But no matter how knowledgeable you may be about audio equipment, if you fail to read at least page 34 (Initializing the receiver) you will not even know how to properly turn this unit on for the first time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Protector message

S. Jae Kim, Amazon
30 November 2011
  • Summary: I am happy with this receiver. So far. Everything works the way it supposed to. Takes a little time figuring out all the receiver has to offer. One problem I recently had was when I was playing my BluRay disc with a reasonable volume, the receiver would shut off with a "PROTECTOR" message.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value

Royale Wise, Amazon
24 October 2011
  • Summary: I am using this receiver in a home theater system. I used the microphone to config the distances to the speaker (nice feature). I have a charter.com dvr universal remote and was able to configure the Charter remote to work with this Sony receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony 7.2 STRDH820

Kvine, Amazon
23 October 2011
  • Summary: This receiver is the best value out there.It will take you a little more time to figure the set process then the more expensive units, but for the cost saving, reading and time won't be the neg issue. Sound and options are perfect for the upgrade to the first gen 5.1 or 7.1 didit units.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's a Sony - The BEST for the $$$

R. Fulop, Amazon
12 September 2011
  • Summary: Replaced an older Sony home theater system that was not decoding properly anymore. Hook everything up with HDMI and within 15 minutes you'll enjoy incredible sound distribution through your setup.
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Overall 8
8.0

1 misleading spec

Chuck Nielsen, Amazon
14 August 2011
  • Summary: One thing that surprised me was that there are exactly 4 inputs on this box. It lists 4 HDMI, 1 component, composite video, etc. If you use all 4 HDMI ports, you can't access the others. So just make sure you have 4 or less devices, regardless of their connection type.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good receiver with options for the future

Scott Hunter, Amazon
22 July 2011
  • Summary: My long-running Sony ES receiver had a blow out, and this lower end receiver fills in nicely. Setup was harder than need be -- especially the speaker setup, which didn't like my room configuration. Otherwise, a good inexpensive home theater receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

second one seems good

Obor, Amazon
8 July 2011
  • Summary: First one I received wouldn't output video, second one works well. Composite video conversion to HDMI doesn't look great. It looked much better connected directly to the TV. 3D pass-through and ARC work great, I don't have an ipod or iphone so I haven't tried those features.
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