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 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.
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: I recieved this last night and immediately began the switch out. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to connect the stereo wires. I was a little intimidated at first since I had never used connecters like those on this sony, but it was a breeze. The sound is awesome....and Im using my old phillips speakers from my first surround sound system. I'm sure a speaker upgrade would thrust my sound experience to the next level, but for now, I am satisfied.
Summary: Bought this a few months ago and it works well. No issues with anything not working as it should. My son is the primary user of this and he is fourteen years old and listens to a lot of music and plays many video games. The surround sound effects make it seem as if you are in the middle of combat or at a racetrack depending on the game being played! Amazon had the lowest price at the time by far but not sure if they still do. Unit came well packaged with no issues.
Summary: My Onkyo was already driving me crazy because of its inability to pass-thru 3D, which required me to rewire each time I wanted to watch a 3D movie or play a 3D game. When an additional problem developed and it wouldn't easily switch feeds, I bit the bullet and began shopping for a new tuner. I went straight to Amazon because it's always the best deal, and I chose the Sony because it was the least expensive unit that would fit my needs. All problems solved.
Summary: This was an upgrade to a unit in our RV. First - let me say that I am amazed at the value that was packed into this AVR.. This is an amazing price for all the features that you get. This unit worked out well for us due to the smaller form factor. I was a plus to have the iPod integration and love the 2 way HDMI communications. If you are looking for a low end cost - this is a great item..