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Sony STR-DH800

Sony STR-DH800
alaScore 85

381 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 reviews of Sony STR-DH800. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony STR-DH800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony STR-DH800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony STR-DH800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDH800.CEK Receiver with 1080 HD and 24p True CinemaSony STRDH800.CEK Receiver with 1080 HD and 24p True Cinema

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony STR-DH800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Sony STR-DH800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DH800 7.1-Channel Audio Video Receiver (Black) (Old Version)Sony STR-DH800 7.1-Channel Audio Video Receiver (Black) (Old Version)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony STR-DH800 review


If you're taking your first step on the AV ladder then the Sony STR-DH800 should definitely be on your hit-list

Decent design ; intuitive remote ; uncomplicated auto set-up ; great insight and weight for the money

It's difficult to grumble at this price

If you’re taking the first step on the AV ladder the Sony should definitely be somewhere on your hit-list

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Stevenson (

Sony STR-DH800 review


Is this budget-priced AV receiver a loss leader?

Superb value ; Big and smooth sound ; Easy to use

No video upscaling or multichannel inputs ; Could have a bit more sparkle

We think Sony has released this receiver at an extremely aggressive price point but haven't neglected to fill it with features. An absolute bargain!

Jan, 2010

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The STR-DH800 is an incredible value


I've been rewatching my Blu-Rays because of the sound I'm getting out of this amp. With my PS3 outputting an uncompressed PCM audio track to the amp, I'm hearing definition in sound I couldn't hear before. The sound field sounds richer causing you to...

Support for latest HD codecs, Great Sound; 4 HDMI inputs; Inluded mic makes calibration so simple anyone can set-this amp for great sound; Awesome value for the price

It would've been nice if it converted analog signals (component etc) to digital so you could output everything through HDMI on one channel. However, for the price its hard to expect that

Mar, 2010

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Sony STR-DH800


The manual is loaded with information and it should be read prior to starting the installation. There are buried menus throughout each selection. Fear not there is a master reset to get you out of trouble. I have no regrets I would buy this again.

Has tons of options and features. Very good channel separation and ability to compensate for large or small speakers

The HDMI connection would not work with the Comcast HD cable Box. My HDTV has two HDMI inputs so I had to connect the cable direct to the HDTV and use the analog audio cables for the audio to the receiver. This works but it is not as clean as it could...

Mar, 2010

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SONY 7.1-Channel Home Theater A/V Receiver STR-DH800


fast shipping!!!!



Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Reciever, but NO UPCONVERSION


Amazing sound and picture quality. Easy to set up

This unit does not have up-conversion. This means that you will have to run a HDMI, a Composite and a Component between it and your TV, if you plan on using an item of each type. New Egg let me return it with their great 30 day return policy, but had I...

Feb, 2010

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got it delivered yesterday 2/23/10 and hooked it up right away... my in-wall speakers sound louder and crisper...

fast delivery

price kept rising

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Value


I started using this unit without running the calibration. Result was that I had no center channel, thus no dialog on TV shows and movies. Make sure to run the calibration. Bottom line, this combined with a Polk 10" subwoofer (from NewEgg) fills my...

You get a lot of value for your money. I stepped up from a Sony STR-D650Z. Selling point for me was the 4 HDMI inputs. I couldn't find anything at this price with this many ports. The auto-calibration for the speakers works well, too. I put the mic on...

Menu system is not intuitive. I'm not an audiophile, but am technically-inclined. I found myself getting lost a few times

Feb, 2010

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No upconversion


Manual is next to useless for troubleshooting. I've owned five different Sony receivers in the past and this one is the biggest let down with the lack of upconverting and the hassle I went through to figure that out, but almost makes up for it with...

Xvcolor and deep color work great on my tv. Newer ps3 will bitstream audio through hdmi with this receiver. 7 HD capable hookups

No upconverting of component inputs through hdmi. Had to trade my motorola MOXI for a different hdmi capable dvr

Jan, 2010

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Good Buy


Overall, I am really glad that I picked this unit. Very pleased. My coworker is an audiofile and he has the same one.

110Wx7. This is nice unit for the reduced price. The auto-calibration feature was a good add

The auto-calibration feature a little tricky to fine tune

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Complete the HD experience with the STR-DH800 7.1-channel A/V receiver. This newly designed full HD 1080p A/V receiver features 7 HD inputs so you can take full advantage of all your HD components. In addition, the STR-DH800 is compatible with 24p True Cinema video signals and decodes uncompressed audio formats including dts Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD and LPCM via HDMI. Featuring One Touch Play, simply place the included microphone in your listening position, push a single button and speaker placement, distance and delay are automatically adjusted. This receiver is also equipped with S-AIR technology so you can listen to your favorite songs wirelessly throughout your home. Easily connect your iPod or Walkman MP3 player by using the Digital Media Port connection. This model is also SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready.


Audio output channels:7.1
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


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

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

Other Features

Battery Type:AA
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 6.2 x 12.7
Power Requirements:120V 60Hz
Sound enhancement:Y

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions