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Sony STR-DG820

Sony STR-DG820
alaScore 81

338 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 8 expert reviews and 330 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Feb 19, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 218445 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DG820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony STR-DG820 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DG820B 7.1 Audio Video Receiver in BlackSony STR-DG820B 7.1 Audio Video Receiver in Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DG820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 user reviews of Sony STR-DG820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDG820 7.1 Audio Video Receiver - BlackSony STRDG820 7.1 Audio Video Receiver - Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Sony STR-DG820

 

4 HDMI InputsDigital Cinema Auto Calibration with microphoneXM Radio capabilitiesWalkman/ iPod connectivity with optional dockQuality video support

Don't want to spend a fortune for the “high end? brands? check out the...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony STR-DG820 review

 

On-board HD audio decoding ; four in, one out HDMI ; dynamic, detailed, exciting sound ; good with stereo music, too

Average build and style ; multichannel inputs are lacking

Brilliant all-rounder – this receiver will take some beating

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Stevenson (techradar.com)

Sony STR-DG820 review

 

With best-in-class digital connectivity, does this Sony rule the roost?

Clinically clean sound ; Fine with dramas ; Simple setup

Too clinical for game mayhem ; No S-video, upscaling, or analogue multichannel inputs

Fails to make much of an impression with its clinical performance, but this receiver wins us over with its user-friendliness

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony 7.1-channel surround radio amplifier STR-DG820

 

Emphasis in the design of SONY still a lot of work, such as the bottom chassis stamping out sheet metal protruding lines in particular, to curb unnecessary vibration; framework is also used to lock panels and chassis to increase rigidity, which can...

Blu-ray Disc has a variety of features, affordable price

No analog video signals into digital signal output capacity

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Great A/V receiver for the price

 

XM Satellite Radio ready + Supports Sony BRAVIA Theater Sync and Sony Digital Media Port Cons: - Awkward remote - Cannot send analog video signals (e.g., component) through HDMI output, or digital inputs through the analog outputs - Only has LFE...

XM Satellite Radio ready

Nothing

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Great sound, great technology!

 

Ago after purchasing a new Sony STR DG820 AV receiver and realizing I was out of HDMI connections on my television. I had been leaning towards Sony STR DG820 's newer line of units as they are getting very good reviews. One thing I've always found...

More sophisticated setup

Nothing

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony STR DG820 AV receiver is top of all

 

Neural Surround Sound Includes a Sony Digital Media Port Available in May for about $400. and i belive that at this price & with this type of quality its the best in market for all. ... Read review

Well it have great sound quality

I havent checked yet

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony STR DG820 AV receiver

 

All seemed quiet on the Sony front until they visited our Tedd Q recently and dropped off a sample of the -DG820. As befits its price tag, the Sony has the look of a budget receiver with its old-school silver chassis. Build quality is decent enough:...

Sony STR DG820 AV receiver

Sony STR DG820 AV receiver

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony STR-DG820

 

Ease of setting up using the mic to ensure the mix is correct whereever you place the speakers

Size - its huge.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony STR-DG820

 

Superb sound for the money,what you would expect from a much more expensive amp.

None.

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The STR-DG820 7.1 channel A/V receiver delivers the Full HD 1080 experience to a home theater system. This 1080p A/V receiver features HDMI with "Active Intelligence", plus x.v.Color and 1080/24p signal capability. In addition to decoding uncompressed audio (LPCM via HDMI), the STR-DG820 decodes the latest audio formats from Dolby Labs and DTS making this model fully compatible with Blu-ray Disc. Now, you can hear the original mix of your favorite BD titles regardless of audio format. Need more HDMI inputs? The STR-DG820 features four HDMI inputs that allows for more HD content to be connected. Looking for simplicity? BRAVIA Sync provides a one button operation (via HDMI) of your entire A/V experience with a select number of BRAVIA televisions. Because no room is perfect, Sony's Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (and its supplied microphone) simplifies speaker set up and optimizes speaker performance with the push of one button in just 30 seconds. This full featured A/V receiver expands its ability to playback music from various audio sources. Would you like to listen to satellite radio? The XM Connect-and-Play ready feature provides the ability to access XM satellite radio programming in surround sound.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:770Watt

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):110
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.09

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder/Dolby Pro Logic / DTS-ES decoder / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Digital Surround EX / DTS Neo:6 / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Radio/Radio / AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound EX / Neural Surround/Digital Cinema Sound EX / Neural Surround
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2in
Height:6.2in
Weight:17.6lbs
Width:16.9in

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):230

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DG820
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:2
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:3
HDMI in:4

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.5 x 6.2
HDMI ports quantity:5
Power Requirements:230 V, 50/60 Hz

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:1
HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.6 x 15.5 x 10.7
Package weight:24.3

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
I/O ports:1 x AV\n1 x DM-Port \n2 x Audio In \n1 x Audio Out \n4 x A/V In\n1 x A/V Out \n1 x S-Video\n3 x Component Video In\n1 x Component Video Out\n1 x SW\n4 x HDMI In\n1 x HDMI Out\n3 x Opt. IN \n1 x Coax.
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):230

Radio

Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Storage

Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black / Silver
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5
Height:6.22
Weight:18.5
Width:16.9