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The Sony STR-DH520 is a budget friendly 7.1 channel A/V receiver that supports 100 watts per channel.

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Pros

Offers excellent sound quality right out of the box with any decent set of speakers.

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Setup and menu navigation is easy and straightforward.

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Bravia Sync allows you to control other Sony devices with the same remote as your receiver.

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Very well-priced for a 7.1-channel receiver with 3D pass through.

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Plenty of sound adjustment options.

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Cons

Lack of USB and auxiliary ports entirely limits audio playback from external devices.

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Doesn't offer any direct iPod/iPhone interfacing.

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The Sony STR-DH520 is a budget friendly 7.1 channel A/V receiver that supports 100 watts per channel. It doesn’t offer a USB port, iPod/iPhone functionality, or composite ports, but it does support 3D content from movies and games. More importantly, it offers full 1080p high definition video processing at 24p, meaning Blu-ray content can be watched in its natural format. The STR-DHS520 also offers advanced audio processing through Dolby TrueHD and dts HD. Combined with HD Digital Cinema Sound, the receiver can output high quality audio at a cinema grade level. Another function, one typically found only on premium units, is BRAVIA Sync. This lets users control other Sony BRAVIA devices (HDTVs, Digital Cameras, etc) through the included remote, assuming they are connected by one of the six included HDMI ports.

Features
  • 7.1-Channel
  • 6 HD Inputs
  • 3D Pass Through
  • Advanced Audio Decoding
  • Audio Return Channel
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • 24p True Cinema
  • Component Video
  • Pre Out
  • Headphone Out
  • Analog Audio Out
  • Coaxial Digital In
  • Analog Stereo In
Post Review
Peter
03/27/2013 06:49

There is portable in! No USB

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