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The Sony STR-DA5400ES is a top-of-the-line home theater reciever, equipped to handle multiple high-def streams.

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Pros

fairly high powered - 120W per channel

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6 hdmi inputs, 2 outputs

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analog signals are upscaled to 1080i

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cat5e for streaming high definition content to another room

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easy to hook up, everything just works

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7.1 surround, strong 120W of amplification per channel

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upscales standard definition inputs to 1080i

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Cons

video over Ethernet requires adapter sold separately

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low definition HDMI signals aren't upscaled

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The Sony STR-DA5400ES is a top-of-the-line home theater reciever, equipped to handle multiple high-def streams. The system features 7.1 channels of audio at 120 watts each, and is capable of decoding a multitude of digital audio formats, including HD formats: Linear PCM audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. The system also features dual Faroudja DCDi Cinema chips for upscaling of standard definition content to 1080i in up to two rooms. The system features dual Digital Media ports to allow for audio streaming from digital devices such as Ipod, PC, or Sirius Satellite Radio. The STR-DA5400ES has a large number of inputs and outputs, including 6 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, each allowing 1080 24p/60i playback.

Features
  • 7.1 channels x 120 watts
  • Decodes Linear PCM audio, Dolby Digital Plus/EX/normal, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • Dual Faroudja DCDi Cinema chips for upscaling of standard definition content to 1080i in up to two rooms
  • Built-in AM/FM tuner
  • Bravia-sync for Sony home theater syncing
  • XM Connect-and-Play compatible and Serius-ready
  • Outputs: Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 5 (Rear). Analog Audio Output(s) : 1 (Rear).Antenna Terminal (AM Loop) : 1 (Rear). Antenna Terminal (FM 75 Ohm) : 1 (Rear). Coaxial Audio Digital Input(s) : 3 (Rear). Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr ) Input(s) : 3 (Rear). Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s) : 2 (Rear). Composite Video Output(s) : 3 (Rear-1 Monitor Output, 2 Video Outputs). Control S : Connections (yes). DIGITAL MEDIA PORT : Yes. HD Component Video Input(s) : 3 (Rear). HD Component Video Output(s) : 1 (Rear). HDMI™ Connection Input(s) : 6 (Rear). HDMI™ Connection Output(s) : 2 (Rear). Headphone Output(s) : 1 (Front- Gold). IR Input(s) : 2 (Rear). IR Output(s) : 1 (Rear). Multi-Channel Input(s) : 1 (Rear, 7.1 Channel). Optical Audio Input(s) : 5 (1 Front/4 Rear). Optical Audio Output(s) : 2 (Rear). Phono Input(s) : 1 (Rear). RS232 Control : 1 (Rear). Subwoofer Output(s) : 17 points
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