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The Sony STR-DG820 is one of five value-priced a/v receivers to be released in 2008.

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Pros

High-definition audio decoding including DTS HD-MA and TrueHD

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4 HDMI 1.3a inputs

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1080p video support as pass-through

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Fantastic price for the feature-set

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XM Satellite Radio ready

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Cons

No transcoding of analog video sources to the HDMI output

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Manual says you can't use an HDMI-to-DVI cable to your TV.

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When plugging in a computer with a DVI-HDMI cable for video, you can't use the optical audio inputs.

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Clunky remote

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The Sony STR-DG820 is one of five value-priced a/v receivers to be released in 2008. The DG820 has many of the same features and specs as the step-up model Sony STR-DG920 ($600), but notably lacks analog transcoding the HDMI output. At $400, the STR-DG820 has quite a few features and impressive specifications including decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio.

Features
  • 7.1 channels, 110 watts of power
  • four HDMI inputs
  • Onboard decoding for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Supports x.v.Color
  • XM-ready with Neural Surround Sound
  • Includes a Sony Digital Media Port
  • Doesn't transcode analog source to HDMI like the STR-DG920
  • price: $400
  • release date: May 2008
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