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Sony STR-DH520

Sony STR-DH520
alaScore 84

797 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 797 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DH520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 797 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Sony STR-DH520 A/V Receiver

 

The audio and video performance of the Sony STR-DH520 is more than acceptable, especially given it's price and ability to pass 3D content, decode all current audio codecs, and deliver a full seven channels of amplification. However, setup and operation...

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Sony STR-DH520 A/V Receiver

 

The audio and video performance of the Sony STR-DH520 is more than acceptable, especially given it's price and ability to pass 3D content, decode all current audio codecs, and deliver a full seven channels of amplification. However, setup and operation...

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refurbished unit

 

overall very good device. so many functions i cant even comprehend them all. reading the manual explains them but there are so many is crazy. im very happy with my device and it does a good job pushing my 7.2 sound system. i purchased the refurbished...

price

all the buttons on the front panel are pretty useless if you ask me. all the functionality comes from the remote so if you lose that GG bro

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Great price and quality, no upconvert

 

For $150, this was an Amaaaaazingly good deal. I am overall very happy with this receiver.

Decent features for such a low price. Power output is alright. Simple front panel. Lots of inputs and outputs. Quick response from the remove

No upconvert of the video signal. This caused me major frustration as I was setting it up. Basically, this means that if you have an input that is from a component video cable or a standard AV Cable, that video will not get output through the HDMI...

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Just Awesome

 

Literally took me 10 minutes to swap out and setup for my Speaker Config .... Sony Bravia TV saw this receiver immediately and changed to it for sound

It just works, if you can't follow the instructions that are provided then you really just need to Hire or find someone that has a clue ; Replaced a JVC receiver that had lasted for 10 yrs and finally the Sub out just gave up

No remote Batteries included .... Not a Deal Breaker

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Sony needs to provide better documentation

 

I bought a set of Polk speakers that Newegg had on sale. I also bought an RCA to RCA cable for the subwoofer. The sound is really good. I just have to figure out how to balance the speakers and what settings are best for my room.

Item arrived without any defects. Looks brand new. I don't know what they had to refurbish

Documentation is poorly written. This item has lots of options and the user manual is slightly better than useless. There are many options that are mentioned in the operating instructions, but it does not say how to access them. Sony does not have any...

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awesome

 

a bit better cooling would be cool it gets a bit warm for my tastes but thats up realy loud for a long time like 2 hours.

sound realy realy good bravya sync work well with ps 3 and 73" Mitsubishi tv

none for the price

Consumer review by:

SONY STR-DH520 7.1-Channel

 

Looks Good

This unit is not what they claim. It is not 135 watt per channel. It is right on the case 245 watts total. It is a RIP OFF. It can barely power the speekers

Consumer review by:

top was dented

 

great price,good reviews,new eggs great service and free shipping

big dent in the top and the box didn't have any areas that looked like something fell on it,wasn't packed very well,scratches on the front of the receiver,i un packed it and could hear something rattling around inside.New Egg was willing to send me a...

Consumer review by:

Great Product

 

We love our new surround sound. Combined with Sony speakers makes a perfect combo for great sound.

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
AirPlay: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
PC Streaming: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: No
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown

General Features

3D:No / Yes
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Loudspeakers: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS
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