The Sony STR-DH830 7.1-Channel 3D AV Receiver affords both high performance and superb value. This powerful receiver supports 3D content and advanced A/V processing, multiple connections and a power rating of 140 W per channel - that means you can fill the living room with a total of 980 W of awesome audio power to bring your movies, music and video games to life. Plus, it comes with a dock for your iPod or iPhone that will even charge as it's playing
With seven HD connections including five HDMI and two component video, you should be good to go. That means you can connect a Blu-ray player and gaming console and still have three HDMI inputs left for other devices. It offers support for 3D content over HDMI (up to 1080p) for wraparound, immersive video. You can even get better imaging from analog devices that are connected to the STR-DH830 because it can convert it to a digital signal and output them via HDMI. Since they'll be connected with a single cable for audio and video, that's less clutter around your entertainment space, too.
Another way you can maximize your entertainment value is HD Digital Cinema Sound, which optimizes the receiver to mimic the sound of movie theaters. It has a Front Height mode to enable vocal height and 3D effects to put you right into the action of your movies or music. Of course, Sony has made navigation easy with an on-screen graphical user interface; you can change inputs, adjust settings and confirm volume levels on-screen.
This receiver supports decoding for all the latest audio formats found on Blu-ray discs like Dolby TrueHD, dts-HD Master Audio and Pro Logic IIz. It also comes with a sophisticated auto speaker setup, which employs a microphone to calibrate the sound for your living room. It's just another way to ensure your sound is the best it can be to round out your cinema-like experience. This receiver also supports Audio Return Channel, standby pass-through of audio and video and has assignable digital audio and video inputs.
But that's not all - if you have other Sony BRAVIA-enabled devices, you can operate them all along with your STR-DH830 receiver. That's one less remote that could just end up getting stuck between the couch cushions never to be found again. Clearly, Sony made the STR-DH830 for value-driven home theater enthusiasts everywhere.
Reviewed by 1 customers
This will go fast. This thing is amazing. For less than $500 you get the quality you'd expect from a $1000+ model. It really brings a new life to not only native 5.1 Movies, but creates new depth and atmosphere to your 2.0 or Mono releases, by use of very refined DSP. For purists concerned about digital processing cluttering the faithfulness of recordings, worry not with this one. The technology is there now, and it outshines many well respected Analog A/V receivers I have owned and used over the years. You have plenty of inputs and outputs for every convenienceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ including HDMI (with device chain and talk-back), Component Video, Composite Video, Optical Toslink and Coaxial RCA for Audio, Standard Analog Stereo RCA Left & Right for Audio. It's incredible. And, it comes with an iPod/iPhone dock, so you're fully covered! :) I love mine. Look nowhere else!