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Sony STR-DH540

Sony STR-DH540
alaScore 90

327 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DH540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 327 reviews)

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Loud static noise


4K passthrough (not useful yet)/HDMI/good sound

As soon as plugged into the outlet, the subwoofer starts generating intermittent but loud static noise that I couldn't get rid of, making watching TV impossible. I think the receiver for some reason interferes with my cable box since no such static...

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It's working


Everything is working just fine so far. My system looked completely new, though the box it came in was slightly disconcerting

No complaints for now

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WORTH THE MONEY,MUST HEAR TO KNOW HOW WELL THE SOUD IS VERY VERY CRISP, EVEN AT LOW VOLHUME.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... practical, Tech savvy




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Excellent sound, easy to set up!


This receiver works excellent with existing speakers and ease to set up makes it a great product.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controlsAbout me... Tech savvy

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Good but overheats


It is good but we are already on our second one. It overheats and goes into protection mode.This product has... Runs hot, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... Tech savvy

Good sound


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product great for price


Totally enjoy to date. A great upgrade, and buy at a reasonable price. You can't go wrong with this purchase. Set up was easy, and amble inputs. Would recommend to anyone looking for a modest priced unit.This product has... Plenty of power for all my...

Looks and sound

Everything great so far

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Its great. its pretty much just plug and play. Advanced features and such. all in all its great. I'm no "audiophile" but i like good sound. movies sound great. Pretty easy to set up, easier then my last receiver. I like how you can change the name of...

Looks good, Easy to install, Clearly labeled

Tricky to set up initially

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Great Receiver Upgrade


We purchased this receiver to upgrade our existing one. The set up was easy and there were enough connections to meet our needs. We bought it on sale and found it had more features than the receiver we replaced. We would recommend this item/the Sony...

Easy to set up, great sound quality, meets all my needs

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Even With Quirks, It's An Awesome Deal


I purchased this receiver a few weeks ago to replace an old one that originally went with my main speakers in my living room (it was from a 70's stereo). The whole retro thing was cool, but impractical. Anyway, this thing has a lot of great features...

Price, features for the money

Lower power output, can be tricky to fine-tune

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Powerful package for a great price


Used this receiver for my game room/home theater. Its running a 5.1 surround system of 4x100W speakers and 1 subwoofer. Incredible sound, easy interface with XBOX...all with a price that didn't break the bank and gives you the extras found in...

adaptability, compatibility