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Sony STR-DN850

Sony STR-DN850
alaScore 99

141 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Sony STR-DN850. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: dd (

denny d


I hope this isn't a general problem with this unit...

very nice when I could set it up very easy, must be nice when it works

downloaded Sony's update the unit turned off and I could not turn it back on it has been returned for a new one hopefully the next one will work? I have always liked Sony

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Don't count on sony support


Don't know will not power on

Had this for 3 months before install. Would not power on. Called sony first 2 times got disconnected after 20 minuets. Third time is a charm. Their solution was for me to box it up and mail to their service center. Took it to a local repair shop. They...

May, 2015

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: Xray (

New receiver


This receiver replaced another that I had purchased a year ago that suddenly died. Sound quality on this system is great. Easy set up and use. Works fantastic with my various video game systems.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: CaptainMustardo (

Awesome features


Got this 4k receiver for my new theatre system in my basement. Plenty of output power, 7.2 channel and upscale all input video to 4k. Got $100 off in a 4hr sale and couldn't be happier!

May, 2015

Consumer review by: rocky (

very simple compared to a denon


Nice easy to use receiver. If your looking for simple, this is it.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Terry (

Great sound, love the bluetooth


I have a vintage Bose surround sound system 7.1 and with this receiver I hear sound I did not have before. The system allows me to switch from Movie, music and others along with set the different items to different modes so Bluetooth can be on all...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: colocho (

great receiver so far


It's been great and love the sound.also the good thing about it is the auto sound adjument.

May, 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