|Don't let its attractive looks fool you. The STR-DH520's intelligent design was made to be a bustling epicenter capable of handling all your 3D A/V needs with 7.1 channels of sound. Connect to any of the 6 HD inputs or decode uncompressed audio and be blown away by the sound quality. Connect to select Sony televisions and you'll find a highly intuitive on-screen interface you'll navigate with ease.|
|Product Type||Home Theater Receivers|
|Output Power||100 Watt|
|Amplifier Output Details||100 Watt - 8 Ohm - at 1 kHz - THD 1.0% - 7 channel(s) ( surround ), 130 Watt - 8 Ohm - at 1 kHz - THD 10% - 7 channel(s) ( surround )|
|Sound Output Type||Surround Sound|
|Built-in Decoders||DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD|
|Receiver Tuner Type||Digital|
|Receiver Tuner Bands||AM/FM|
|Power Consumption Operational||240 Watt|
|Coaxial Digital Input||Yes|
|Optical Digital Input||Yes|
|Remote Control Type||Universal remote control|
|Included Accessories||AM antenna, FM antenna, auto calibration microphone|
Average review score based on 16 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
First of all, I would like to say I am very happy with this receiver. The 100w/channel, the surround effects, the 4 HDMI ports with HDMI pass-thru, it being 3D ready, and it works with my Sony Bravia T.V.; all those things attracted me towards this product. I even went into the store so I could pick it up and feel it...didn't want to get a cheap light P.O.S. disguised as a nice receiver. I have owned this thing for a little over a week now, and since I am on a budget, I kept my old JVC 5.1 speakers that came in an all-in-one kit, and it brought those babies to life! I have never heard them get that loud, that clear, and fill the room with the sound they do now. I will be adding some floor speakers at a later date to make it 7.1, but it really isn't needed. I love the Sony integration with my Sony Bravia T.V., but the remote could use some work. Every time I want to use the T.V. I have to hold the little button at the bottom of the remote to access the functions. Now sometimes, I don't push it and it works all it's own, which I haven't found an explanation for in the manual as of yet. The button layout of the remote is straight forward, easy to read, and easy to use overall. The only downfall I see thus far is the ease of use with remote and the T.V., and the remote not being illuminated...though almost none are, but hey, it would have been nice. Also, if you want to run just a 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1, this baby handles it. There are a bunch of different settings for what your speaker setup is, and plenty of little options in the menu to play with for a while. Would have been nice if they would have given you a mid-bass setting in the E.Q., or an actual equalizer to set, but I am very pleased with the overall sound, performance, and look of this system. If you are looking for a nice receiver that puts out nice wattage, will handle multiple HDMI inputs, has HDMI pass-thru, and 7.1 HD sound that is 3D ready, that is affordable and looks rather straight forward and sleek, then this is the receiver for you. I know I am not disappointed...and I consider myself a mild audiophile.
So far so good. I've always have had good luck with refurbished products. Besides the savings there is some comfort that the unit has been burnt in an defective components have been replaced. I replaced an excellent Harmon Kardon unit that lacked HDMI technology. I sought out a SONY product that would take advantage of the Bravia Sync on my new Sony Led TV. I lover how turning on the receiver with the TV on that the TV automically switches to the external speaker setting in a few seconds. That spares me finding the Sony TV remote to make about 8 clicks to switch to or from external speakers.
Having also bought a Bravia Sync ready Blue Ray Player, I was also very pleased how setting on the receiver automatically changed when playing a DVD.
The quality of the surround sound was satisfactory. Setup was a lot less confusing than an inexpensive Pioneer receiver I recently installed in a second home.
I bought the refurbished model and it came like brand new. After I had it all working with my Bose speakers, I realized why this product was returned. Thee instructions for fine tuning are not very friendly. Since this is my 4th system receiver, I had enough knowledge to get thru the instructions. The unit is very powerful and has great sound. I really like the 4 hdmi inputs, makes for easy setup. This was a great price for me for this unit.
Bought the DH520 because my old Sony surround system would not handle all my inputs. (DVD Player, TV sound bar, CD player, Direct TV and wireless earphones) Turns out I had to buy a Blu Ray player because the DH520 could not handle many items with RCA connectors. So far the DH 520 SEEMS OK but it keeps shutting for for some unknown reason on its' own. Possibly have something not programmed correctly but not sure at this point. I would recommend that anyone trying to tie in a multitude of items get a young, knowledgeable person to do the set-up. For us old times, it's not a cake walk!
This receiver is lightyears ahead of the old RCA I replaced it with. It automatically adjusts everything based on what you have connected and how the interface travels - optical, HDMI, etc. It is a HUGE improvement and for the $ you cannot go wrong. I am currently only running 2 tower speakers and a self-powered subwoofer and the sound experience is fantastic. I have yet to truly experience the 7.1 as I do not have the other 5 speakers connected yet. My life has changed forever.