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Sony STR-DH740

Sony STR-DH740
alaScore 84

223 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews of Sony STR-DH740. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good views.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony STR-DH740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of Sony STR-DH740 from 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 Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DH740 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver (Black)Sony STR-DH740 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver (Black)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

Never again Sony


Summation: Unit randomly powers itself on and off, even going into a continuous on/off loop and sounding like a turn signal in an old car (Click-click.... click-click....). Unit repeatedly dropped the HDMI connection to the TV, even after changing the...

It looks nice. It has tons of features. Sound through RCA and HDMI sounded great. I'd assume the optical would too

This was purchased specifically for the HDMI pass through; which was a complete disaster. The on-screen menu and horrible user manual made it even more disappointing

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Works but has problems


The power issues mean that one remote control is not possible. I have to have the tv, receiver and cable box remotes available at all times. This does not make for a happy wife.

Sound is excellent. Really good surround sound ( I have seven speaker system: floor (2), center (1) and 4 ceiling speakers. Excellent does not begin to describe it: even my wife is impressed

1. After my remote turns all pieces off--cable box, tv and receiver--receiver turns back on and must be turned off again. Why? Who knows ; 2. No switch to turn off speakers. So when headphones are plugged in external speakers are off with no way of...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):145
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.9

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3


Audio (L,R) in:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:
HDMI in:4


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

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other Features

Channels quantity:


Composite video out:1
HDMI out:1
Headphone connectivity:
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1
S-Video out:

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wired


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3


Auto digital tuning: Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
RDS features:
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM


Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Audio Return Channel (ARC):
Built-in audio decoders:19.7 x 18.7 x 6.97
Color of product:Black
Equalizer customizable:
Graphical user interface (GUI):
Handheld remote control: Yes
Night mode:
Sleep Timer: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions