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The Sony STR-DH800 is a 7.1 110 watt/channel home theater/receiver announced by Sony in March 2009, with a $400 price tag.

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Pros

4 HDMI + 3 Component video inputs

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Sirius compatible

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Good price for the featureset

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Digital Media Port

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5-way binding post connections on all speaker channels including 2nd zone

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Decodes Dolby TrueHD, dts HD MA, and raw LPCM audio

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110 Watts / channel

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2nd zone of audio (A/B speaker switch)

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Compatible with S-AIR technology for wireless audio playback (requires optional transmitter + base station)

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Cons

NO 3D passthrough

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No front HDMI

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No analog video upconversion

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No XM (only Sirius)

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Fewer HDMI than Onkyo

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No S-Video inputs

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No Ethernet connectivity

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No Dolby Pro Logic IIz surround format

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The Sony STR-DH800 is a 7.1 110 watt/channel home theater/receiver announced by Sony in March 2009, with a $400 price tag. This receiver features 7 HD inputs (4 Active HDMI™ and 3 component). It is compatible with 24p True Cinema video signals and decodes uncompressed audio including dts® Master Audio, Dolby® TrueHD and LPCM via HDMI™ so users can connect their HD components such as a Blu-ray Disc™ player and PLAYSTATION®3. Equipped with S-AIR™ technology, users can listen to their favorite songs wirelessly throughout their home via the optional S-AIR transmitter and speaker. Users can quickly set up their speakers while optimizing performance with the push of one button in just 30 seconds thanks to Digital Cinema Auto Calibration. This model is also SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready. This piece competes with the 120 watt x 7.1 channel Pioneer VSX-919AH, which happens to also have a iPod USB digital connection and has the same price.

It also has enhanced color range where x.v.Color™ and Deep Color technologies work together to produce ~2x the number of colors while expressing the subtleties within each color for a greater HD expression. The only significant difference between this model and the $100 cheaper Sony STR-DH700 is the deeper color range and the 110 watt/channel vs 105 watt/channel. 

Features
  • S-Air wireless ready
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 16.9 x 6.2 x 12.6 in (430 x 157.5 x 322mm)
  • Speaker Terminal Type : A: Front(Screw)/Others(Push), B:Push
  • AM/FM Memory Presets : 30 AM, 30 FM
  • Inputs and outputs:
    • Antenna Terminal (AM Loop) : 1 (Rear)
    • Antenna Terminal (FM 75 Ohm) : 1 (Rear)
    • Coaxial Audio Digital Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
    • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 3 (Rear)
    • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
    • Composite Video Input(s) : 4 (1 Front/3 Rear)
    • Composite Video Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
    • Digital Media Port : 1 (Rear)
    • HD Component Video Input(s) : 3 (Rear)
    • HD Component Video Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
    • HDMI™ Connection Input(s) : 4 (Rear)
    • HDMI™ Connection Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
    • Headphone Output(s) : Yes (Gold)
    • Optical Audio Input(s) : 3 (Rear)
    • RCA Audio Input(s) : 5 (Rear)
    • RCA Audio Output(s) : 2 (Rear)
    • Subwoofer Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • Audio:
    • A/V Sync : Yes (Variable)-300msec/192kHz
    • Bi-AMP : Yes
    • Bravia_Sync : Yes
    • Channel Power Rating : 7.1 Channel Power Rating: 110W x 7 Amp Power (8 ohms, 1KhzTHD 1.0%)
    • DCAC : Yes (Mono)- 6 band
    • DSP : Titanium
    • Equalizer : BASS and Treble control
    • Impedance : 8 Ohms
    • Sound Fields : Cinema - 4; Music - 6; Auto Format Decoding - 3(7); 2 Channel - 2; Headphone - 2
    • Sub Woofer Crossover : 17 Point (40-200Hz)
    • Tuner Type : Auto Tuning, Direct Tuning, Station Name
  • Audio Features:
    • 96k/24Bit PCM : Yes
    • Cinema Studio EX. A/B/C mode : Yes
    • Digital Cinema Sound™ Technology, Dolby Digital +, Dolby® Digital Decoding, Dolby® Digital Dual Mono, Dolby® Digital EX Decoding, Dolby® Pro Logic® Decoding, Dolby® Pro Logic® II Decoding, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIX Decoding, Dolby® TrueHD Decoding, 
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