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Sony STR-DN850

Sony STR-DN850
alaScore 98

109 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Sony STR-DN850. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 109 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony STR-DN850


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony STR-DN850 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony STR-DN850

May, 2015

Expert review by: Dennis Burger (

Sony STR-DN850 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed


Sony's $499 STR-DN850 AV receiver is loaded with worthwhile perks (like WiFi, Bluetooth, and a great user interface), but how does it perform? Dennis Burger puts this 7.2-channel receiver through its paces.

Thinking over my entire experience with the STR-DN850 7.2-channel AV receiver, it strikes me as a little odd that the other receiver manufacturers haven't completely ripped off Sony's user interface, or at least tried to bring their own efforts up to...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sony STR-DN850


Sony's first amp of 2014 is an impressive and well-featured all-rounder at a great price

Big, immersive sound ; Lots of detail ; Well-featured ; Strong stereo performance ; Simple set up and operation ; Lovely user interface

Can sound bright, so needs careful matching to get the best from it

The Sony STR-DN850 is among the first 2014 AV receivers we’ve seen and we are suitably impressed.


Consumer review by: Doc (



Easy setup. Auto detects the last input device used (I default to the TV) and turns on with all functions run with my standard cable remote. No new programming or anything ; The setup function was incredibly easy, as the STR-DN850 auto detected each of...

User manual really needs to be addressed

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: bonkers (

great picture


However the 840 model had more outlets for HDMI, I had to adjust my system for this but the 4k picture is amazing!

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: nightster2010 (

gotta have this product


Gotta have this product. Love the sound that comes thru this system

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: denimvest (

Great receiver for the price


Great reciever, highly recommended. On screen display is excellent.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: MrJa (

Not impressed


This is my first Sony product and I'm not happy with it. I miss my Pioneer receiver.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: amokkilla (

does what it does


Still havn't explored all the feature's Great quality of sound.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: knh197900 (

Great sound system


Excellent love the sound experience. It is very good.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: needmorehair (

overall does everything i need it to do


easy to set up and im a bit older not tect savy every good product meets my needs

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling:4K Upscaling
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD