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The Sony STR-DH810 is one of four A/V receivers (DH510, DH710, DH810, DH1010) released in 2010.

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Pros

many inputs for almost every conceivable audio/video type, clearly labelled

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DVD upscaling is crisp and clear, no distortions noticeable and interpolating is gracefully handled

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automatic setup via mic accurate enough the first time to satisfy audiophiles

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excellent value receiver that holds it's own agains the step-up STR-DH1010 model

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DTS-MA and Dolby TrueHD audio decoding is handled perfectly

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analog to digital video conversion works automatically and without problems

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3D compatible with latest firmware update

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Cons

No audio inputs that map directly to component video inputs, so it takes some work to get everything setup correctly if you have any component video devices

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surround sound settings are cryptically labelled, hard to work out which does what

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configuring the remote to the various inputs is easy for experienced audiophiles, confusing to everyone else

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Noticeable flicer when upscaling composite to 1080p. Not a problem when upscaled to 1080i.

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no on-screen setup menu, all done through a small remote menu

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Sony STR-DH810 is one of four A/V receivers (DH510, DH710, DH810, DH1010) released in 2010. It builds from the STR-DH710 by incorporating an additional HDMI connection, a universal remote, 5W of more power per channel and more importantly, 1080p upconversion of analog video signals. Like its predecessor, the STR-DH810 includes onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; 2nd-zone wireless audio via an S-AIR transmitter; an audio return channel for using just one cable for TV audio. There is also standby pass-through of a/v content via HDMI connected devices.

Features
  • 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 1080p Upconversion
  • 2nd-Zone Wireless Compatibility
  • Audio Return Channel
  • Seven HD Connections (HDMI/Component)
  • A/V Standby Pass-Through
  • Universal Remote
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