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Sony STR-DH520

Sony STR-DH520
alaScore 83

800 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DH520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 27 user reviews of Sony STR-DH520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDH520 AV Receiver - BlackSony STR-DH520 7.1 Channel DH Series 3D A/V ReceiverSONY STRDH520 AV Receiver

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DH520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 313 user reviews of Sony STR-DH520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony STRDH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver (Black)

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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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Sony STR-DH520 amplifier

 

Sony's STR-DH520 is an entry-level surround sound amplifier that supports pass-through of 3D signals, so you can use it with a 3D TV and 3D Blu-ray pl...

Simple setup ; 3D pass-through ; Auto level calibration works well

No high-end codec support

The Sony STR-DH520 is a reasonable choice for an entry-level A/V receiver, and its inclusion of 3D play-through is useful for anyone setting up a cheap 3D home theatre.

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Does the Job

 

Does the job

optical connection is wonky (technically speaking)

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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

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No

Connectivity

Ethernet: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS
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