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Sony STR-DH830 7.1 Channels Home Theater A/V Receiver, 980 W Output Power

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About Sony STR-DH830

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.

Sony STR-DH830 Features

  • iPod/iPhone Music and Video playback with included dock: Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone while charging your device with the included dock
  • HD Digital Cinema Sound and Front High Speakers: Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of movie theaters. Front Height mode enables vocal height and 3D effects for better positioning of effects giving added depth to visuals and concerts
  • Advanced Blu-ray Disc Audio Decoding: Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby TrueHD, Pro Logic IIz and dts-HD master audio codecs
  • Standby pass-through of Audio & Video: Conveniently access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
  • 24p True Cinema (pass-through): Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation-3 gaming console via HDMI cable
  • 7 HD Inputs: Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs. Five HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a Sony PlayStation-3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio
  • On-screen graphical user interface: Set-up, control the A/V receiver and browse iPod/iPhone music with an intuitive on-screen graphical user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings and confirm volume levels on-screen
  • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Set Up: Ensure you get the best sound experience from your A/V receiver and speakers with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
  • Assignable digital audio and video inputs: Get the most out of each audio and video input with the ability to reassign inputs to support connected devices
  • Up-convert/Upscale video signal to near HD via HDMI: Improve image quality of analog connected devices to near HD. Analog connected device signals are converted to digital and output via HDMI, making one cable connection from the receiver to the HDMI-enabled TV possible
  • 3D Pass-through: Compatible with Blu-ray 3D movies, video games and other 3D content
  • Audio Return Channel: Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV
  • BRAVIA Sync Capable: Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products

Sony STR-DH830 Specifications

Output Power
8Ohms 1kHz: 105W + 105W
8Ohms 20-20kHz: 95W + 95W (8Ohms 20-20kHz) THD: 0.09% (8Ohms 1kHz) THD: 1%
Total: 980W (140 W/ch x 7 (8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.9% THD)) Single channel driven
96k/24Bit PCM
DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1)
DTS 96/24/ DTS NEO:6
Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital
Dolby Dual Mono
Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +
LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI
Sound Field
A.F.D. Auto: Yes
2ch: Yes
Concert Hall: Yes
HD-D.C.S.: Yes
Headphone 2ch: Yes
Headphone Direct: Yes
Jazz Club: Yes
Live Concert (Live House): Yes
Multi Stereo: Yes
Neo:6 Cinema: Yes
Neo:6 Music: Yes
PLII Movie: Yes
PLII Music: Yes
PLIIx Movie: Yes
PLIIx Music: Yes
PLIIz Height: Yes
Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
Sports: Yes
Stadium: Yes
Auto Tuning
Direct Tuning
Preset Channel (Sirius/XM/FM/AM)
TTL60 (-/-/30/30)
Auto Standby Mode
3D over HDMI
Audio Return Channel
Audio Widget
HDMI Pass Through
HDMI Version
HDMI(tm) video output capability
1080p/24p/Deep Color/x.v.Color (xvYCC)
Video Up Converter
Video Up Scaler
(Analog; Component/HDMI): No/Yes(1080i)
Speaker Out
Center: Yes
Front A (L/R): Yes
Front High (L/R)/ Surround Back/ Front B for Common Use: Yes
Surround (L/R): Yes
Surround Back (L/R): Yes
Video Output
A/V Out (Inc. Monitor Out): 1
HDMI Out: 1
Tone Control
Front (Bass/Treble): Yes/Yes
Video Input
A/V In: Including Front AV: 3
Component Video In: 2
HDMI In: Front In
Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
Analog Direct: Yes
Night Mode: Yes
Number of amp. channels: 7ch (Sub must be self powered)
Speaker Selector: A
Terminal: Front(Screw)/Others(Push)
Woofer X' Over: 17 points (40-200Hz)
Audio Output
Headphone Out: Yes(Gold)
Pre Out (Subwoofer): 1
Audio Input
Analog Audio In (Inc TV CEC)/Out (excl. tuner)/TV (CEC): 2/Yes
Coax.: 1
Opt. In/Out/TV (CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC): 2/Yes
USB: 1(Front: iPhone/WM)
A/V Sync
A/V SYNC: Yes(Fixed)
A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
A/V Sync Time (msec): 60msec
Power Requirement
120V 60Hz
Power Stand By
Dimensions (W x H x D)
16.9 x 6.2 x 12.7 in (430 x 158 x 322.6mm)
18.2 lbs. (8.3kg)
Mfr #

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Best Home Theater Solution, on a budget!


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 convenience… 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!


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