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The Sony STR-DG1200 is a high end 7.1 x 100 watts A/V receiver released in 2008.

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Pros

fully supports the Sony BRAVIA Theater Syn and Sony Digital Media Port

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can output to a number of speaker configurations right up to 7.1 configuration

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auto-calibration is quick and easy

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plenty of HDMI inputs that fully support all of the v1.3a standards

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digital audio inputs can be assigned as you see fit

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good support for a number of Dolby and DTS standards

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plenty of inputs for different types of equipment

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Cons

remote is awkwardly laid out and feels uncomfortable

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has no speaker-level outputs

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won't send analog signals through HDMI

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The  Sony STR-DG1200 is a high end 7.1 x 100 watts A/V receiver released in 2008. It has 4 HDMI active intelligent inputs and 1 HDMI output. It has Faroudja DCDi Cinema® 1080p upscaling technology, which upgrades standard video sources to 1080p. It decodes the latest audio formats from the Dolby and DTS labs including Linear PCM, DD+, Dolby® TrueHD, and dts®-HD. This one has Compatible with Blu-ray Disc™ format linear PCM (uncompressed) output, producing up to eight channels of high quality audio reproduction. It also has onscreen menus, which greatly simplifies the complexity of changing options that are traditionally made on the small LED panel on the receiver itself. It also has Digital Cinema auto calibration, where a mic detects the surroundings and calibrates the audio output accordingly (similar to the  YPAO automatic system calibration of the $1,100 Yamaha HTR-6090

Features
  • Optimized for Blu-ray Disc™ and Other HD Sources
  • Decodes Latest Audio Formats: Linear PCM, DD+, Dolby® TrueHD, dts®-HD Master formats
  • Up to 8 channels of Linear PCM audio
  • HDMI Active Intelligence
  • Faroudja® DCDi Cinema™ Chipset for Up Scaling to 1080p
  • Xross Media Bar® Inspired Graphic User Interface
  • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
  • Sirius and XM Connect-and-Play™ Ready
  • Portable Audio Enhancer
  • BRAVIA® Sync for Theatre
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