Sony STR-DG820 reviews

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This receiver is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 57 reviews.
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Steve, Gunnislake, Cornwall Hi-fi fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease of setting up using the mic to ensure the mix is correct whereever you place the speakers
Bad points:
Size - its huge.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 7.0
Range of features 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Aug 2008

Brian, Buckingham Movie fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Surround sound excellent - with the right speakers - in my case KEFs
Linked into a completely Sony system great, but it doesn't translate Sky that well - who wants terrestrial or for that matter free sat?
Bad points:
Music (CD or Apple TV) qualiy not good. It can't replace a high end stereo.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 29 Jan 2010

James, Hertfordshire Gadget lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to set-up. Obviously some prep- work is required before hand; getting all your wires at the right length and right position.

IPOD Digital Input at the back. SOUNDS FANTASTIC!

This has been replaced by the S O N Y DH800, I think but it is essentially the same.

GET ONE!
Bad points:
Make sure you push the auto-setup mic into the jack plug properly as when youre running the auto-setup, and its nots plugged in, it will throw back an error message like one of the speakers are not plugged in!!! BUT it doesn't tell you in the manual that it is the auto-setup mic!

The speaker connectors seem a little flimsey, when plugging in bannana plugs at the back

Only sometimes, the sound will re-assign itself to another iput source. This usually happens if you turn things off and on quickly or switching input sources quickly. Look under Digital Assign menu to sort this very quickly.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 7.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 29 Apr 2010

Purchaser Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Auto position set up for surround sound
Bad points:
Appears to cause SkyHD box to crash at time of switch on (Sky, with TV and amp) probably due to feedback.
Manual needs practical examples why one should adopt a certain configuration
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 9.0
Clarity of instruction manual 5.0
Range of features 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Review date: 19 Apr 2010

Seamus, Dublin IT professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Range of connections gives you pretty much everything you'd want, all clearly marked and accessible. It's a really solid piece of kit which gives you confidence - and it delivers on this promise. Fantastic value for what you get.
Bad points:
Manuals is a little too simplistic, but they're never much good anyway I suppose. That's the only bad thing I can think of...
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2009

James, swanscombe kent

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb sound for the money,what you would expect from a much more expensive amp.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy setup!Brilliant sound, HD decoding!
Bad points:
Non
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2009

This Sony STR-DG820 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Power (W) 100
Height in cm 15.7
Width in cm 43
Depth in cm 31
Weight (kg) 7
Release date 2008-06-06

Also known as: Sony STR-DG820, SONY STRDG820

 

Manufacturer's Description

Power up your High Definition home entertainment with this 7.1 channel receiver. Optimised for Blu-ray Disc™ with four HDMI™ inputs and support for the latest HD audio formats.


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