Sony STR-DH820 reviews

35 customer reviews

+ This receiver has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 35 reviews.
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gary, East Yorkshire

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
plenty of inputs /outputs
Bad points:
mains hum from amps power supply , not as well built as my previous taf500es ...reflected in the cost though....tv needs to be on to listen to radio........remote control complicated ...especially with lots of devices....manual complicated
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 6.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 4.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2013

daniel, Cambridge

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great value
Lots of inputs-outputs
Good design
Easy set-up
Bad points:
None for the price .
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jun 2013

Michael, St Austell Experienced amateur

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Many inputs and outputs.
Bad points:
Manual not the best I have seen
Sonia Bravia sync not up to the hype. Can't control HDD properly.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2012

andrew, cambridge Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The HD sound quality was far better than i imagined,a lot better than dolby digital,picture quality also improved.Auto calibration was fast and not far off my own settings.
Bad points:
the only bad point so far is the front display is small,hard to see displayed information from a normal seated distance from tv/av setup.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2011

david, guilsfield Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
hooked up to my Sony blue ray and TV brilliantly ,picture is crisp with good reproduction of colours and 3d is wonderful
Bad points:
having some trouble changing sound fields in one of the process
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Feb 2012

Mark, Port Talbot Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great connectivity and value for money. Integrates well with Samsung TV and sounds brilliant with Tannoy HTS101 speaker package.
Bad points:
Remote is a bit bulky, set-up can be a bit confusing. Need to spend some time tweaking!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 May 2013

amir, Manchester Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good all round performance for the price
Bad points:
osd is basic and remote is overcomplicated
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2012

Product Features

Sound channels 2 stereo sound
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Remote control Yes
Height in cm 15.8
Width in cm 43
Depth in cm 32.3
Weight (kg) 8.5

Also known as: SONY STR-DH820, Sony STRDH820.CEK

 

Manufacturer's Description

Enjoy 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound, connect up to seven HD sources and listen to music from your iPod® or iPhone® via the included dock with the STR-DH820 A/V receiver. Improve the quality of connected video sources to near HD quality or experience incredible sound quality while you watch 3D sports, movies and games from connected 3D devices. This receiver also has LPCM, Dolby® trueHD, ProLogic IIz and dts®-HD decoding technologies for audio that is true to the original master recording. An easy-to-use menu provides simple operation while convenient audio calibration set-up assures the best possible listening experience. Additional features include Audio Return Channel which eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your TV, and standby pass-through that lets you access all of your HDMI™ connected devices without having to power on the receiver.


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