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It is a 7.1 channel receiver released in June 2008 for $699 that supercedes the STR-DG910 released in April 2007 for $599.

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Second audio zone

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$414 incl. $20 S&H

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

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$100 more expensive than 910

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Front power switch turns unit off completely instead of entering standby mode.

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No s-video inputs

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The Sony STR-DG920 is a 7.1 channel receiver released in June 2008 for $699 that supercedes the STR-DG910 released in April 2007 for $599. The 920 offers several key upgrades to the 910 including 1) a fourth HDMI input, 2) analog video upscaling to 1080p, 3) Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA audio decoding, 4) upgrade to the HDMI 1.3 standard, 5) a second zone of audio, and 6) a small increase in audio power to 110 Watts / channel up from 100 in its predecessor. The STR-DG920 support 1080p video signals with a pass-through, and will upscale analog video sources (composite and component) to its HDMI output at 1080p. The step-down model Sony STR-DG820 is $200 cheaper at $400 but won't upscale or transcode to HDMI.

Features
  • 7.1 channel receiver with full-support for latest Blu-ray standards
  • 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs / 1 x HDMI 1.3a output
  • 110 Watts / channel
  • 1080p pass-through support
  • upsacles analog video sources to 1080p HDMI (composite, S-Video, component)
  • decodes high-defintion digital audio formats (Dolby TrueHD, dts HD-MA)
  • second zone of audio (A/B switch)
  • price: $599
  • release date: June 2008
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Tmoreau
07/25/2009 06:48

I was extremely impressed that Sony actually thought of the budget audiophile for this go-around. I have always been a Yamaha-guy, but since it seems that Yamaha ignored the budget HT enthusiast this year, I opted for a company I dont usually think of. I bit the bullet, and was extremely impressed at the simplicity of set-up, ease of use, so on and so forth. Granted this model is now discontinued, which I ended up getting the difference back a few days later, this will definetley do me good until I start saving money for my Xtreme HT.

I did not enjoy the fact that it will not decode DOLBY TRUEHD, or DTS-MASTER audio from a PS3. But after about 2 hours of googling, searching and getting stranded on the desert wasteland we call the interwebz, I found a good workaround which gets me that true HD sound that I purchased this product for. Granted the display will not say DTS-HDMA, or HD Master/Lossless Audio, however, after watching Top Gun on Blu-ray, and having watched that film twice a year since it came out in the 80's, I could most certainly hear a difference. If you are on a budget and can get this receiver for a good price, bite, you wont regret it.

26 y.o. male, moderate knowledge of low-mid-range systems.

VesNL
08/26/2008 03:14

Too bad this boy has not been released in europe, this was the one receiver i really wanted with a decent budget

Steviebeef
06/04/2008 10:01

Say what you want about Sony, they are clever in their vertical integration of products. I bought the 920 to pair to my newly purchased 52" Bravia LCD with Bravia sync, and wouldn't you know it but my 10 year old Sony CD Jukebox with Sony link is compatible. Nuts ! I have a 2000 Vaio which I am authoring this E on and same thing, a port for everything including stuff that never made it out of a marketers dream.

I can control the LCD, 920, Blue Ray, Cd Jukebox,Sirius, DVD, and if wanted VHS on 1 remote. Outragious.

The 920's only drawbacks is understanding all the features and for me, no S-Video output. BTW I wired using 10 gauge, should have used 12, terminals too small and bananas don't handle that diameter. My mistake.

FYI-- Male 54 y.o. tech "semi savvy" , cost not an issue, value is.

Cdonner
05/12/2008 10:21

Unfortunately, Sony has not published the stand-by power requirements for any of the x20 models on their site, but the 910 beat the Onkyo's hands-down in at least the discipline of intelligent use of energy. The 920 should be in the low single-digit Watt range as well.

Erik
03/13/2008 06:44

Wow. In researching the DG-910 I came across the 920. It may be the first receiver that challenges the most-loved Onkyo TX-SR605. Pound for pound, it may just beat the good ole 605 when it comes out in June.

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