Sony STR-DH750

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Bluetooth®

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Budget- and feature-friendly home theater receiver

Seven channels of power, HDMI connectivity, built-in Bluetooth, an easy-to-use on-screen guide. Seems like it wasn't that long ago when you had to pay a healthy premium to get all those features in a home theater receiver. But the Sony STR-DH750 delivers them all for a price that raises eyebrows for how low it is. When you connect your audio and video sources, along with up to seven surround speakers, you'll transform your ordinary TV room into a true home theater. Movies will come to life with explosive sound effects, while music will sound rich, full, and detailed. When you add your smartphone or tablet into the mix, you'll get even more value from this versatile component.

Wireless and wired connections for your smartphone

With more people using smartphones and tablets for music and movies, it's great to have a receiver that can take advantage of them. Bluetooth is the easiest way to do so, letting you wirelessly stream digital music files or audio from apps to the 'DH750. For wired use, there's a front-panel USB port for connecting an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod®. Plug it in and control it with the receiver's remote, so you can listen to your digital music collection while your device charges. For Android™ users, there's a front-panel MHL port. It's an HDMI input that can take video, photos, and music from compatible phones and tablets and show them on the big screen and play them through your speakers.

Customized sound

The seven-channel STR-DH750 offers several options for setting up your speakers. Connect seven speakers to enjoy immersive surround sound, either using the sixth and seventh channels as Surround Back or Front High speakers. Or, you can use those channels to power a second set of "B" speakers in an adjoining room, to spread out your music listening to the kitchen or dining room. Or, you can bi-amp your compatible front speakers for fuller, more detailed sound — perfect for stereo music listening. It's all a snap to configure using this receiver's on-screen guide and Digital Cinema Auto Calibration, which configures your speakers for optimum sound once you have them placed where you want them. Just plug in the included setup microphone and follow the on-screen instructions for sound tailored to your room and speakers.

Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 90 watts per channel into 6 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for easy, accurate speaker setup
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
      • aptX® encoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
      • NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible smartphones
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out (including 1 MHL-compatible input)
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device
    • composite video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • outputs for seven speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
      • Surround Back channel outputs can also be used as Front High or Front B speakers, or to bi-amp compatible Front speakers
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • BRAVIA™ Sync for one-remote operation with compatible Sony components
    • convenient on-screen display (via HDMI only)
    • 60 AM/FM presets
    • remote control
    • 17"W x 6-1/8"H x 13-11/16"D
    • weight: 16.8 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Wow! Very Surprised!

    Written By SoCal IE HT Fan, California on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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    Like the title says, WOW! Very surprised how great this receiver sounds. It replaces a very problematic Onkyo 805 receiver that had tons of features I never liked or used. This, had what I liked and used in the Onkyo but works and sounds so much better! I was going to use this as a transition receiver, but I think I'll stick with it! Sounds so great, many people have noticed how much better it sounds than that horrible Onkyo. Couldn't be more happy, except if it was for free. :)

    Pros: Great features you actually use, easy and simple set up and surprising excellent sound. Just a fantastic sounding, simple, easy to use, "meat and 'taters" receiver.

    Cons: Wasn't free.

    Crisp sound

    Written By Antonio, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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    Just upgraded to the STR-DH750 from an older Sony 7.1 receiver, and right out of the box I can hear the difference. Standard setup (for the non-audiophile like myself) is fairly easy and straightforward. I have a 2010-ish Sony 46" TV and a PS3, and speakers are Polk. As soon as I tested it with T2, I could hear the "smaller," more subtle details of the soundtrack much clearer and crisper. Still haven't tested the Bluetooth functionality properly, though set up and use was also very simple. In all, great bang for the buck!

    Pros: - Easy setup - BT connectivity for iPhone - Nice, crisps sounds

    Cons: - The display is smaller and has less detail than some older-model Sony receivers

    Can you hear it now!

    Written By Schaun, Chula Vista, CA. on Monday, July 06, 2015

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    Great sound, quality for the price.

    Pros: Easy to setup and use, got to love the blue tooth.

    Cons: Doesn't have the deep bass punch I had with my other receiver.

    Great sound and quality

    Written By Heddy, Indiana on Saturday, July 04, 2015

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    Great quality sound and built to last. Can't beat it at this price.

    Pros: Great sound and good price.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By jb, New York on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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    Great price, quality and the expected Sony performance.

    Pros: Great clarity and easy to set up.

    Cons: No instructions. Why not?

    Excellent

    Written By stefan2k, Parma, OH 44130 on Sunday, May 10, 2015

    I'm very satisfied and impressed that I got this much for so little. It met all of my HT needs.

    Pros: Bluetooth works flawlessly, Automatically turns on with the tv. The price is right.

    Cons: Tired of answering the door or the phone because the dang thing made it sound so real.

    Great product

    Written By BG, Louisiana on Saturday, May 02, 2015

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    This unit replaced an older Onkyo. The Sony sounds great with my Bose acoustimass 5.1 system. Great buy!!!

    Pros: Easy set up.

    Cons: So far no complaints.

    Wow!!!

    Written By Anonymous, Denver, Co on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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    Wow!!! This receiver is easy to setup and adjust if needed!!! Sound is awesome for my home theater and playing music!! I love the app for the iPhone i can go any where in my house or yard and still control all my music which is huge to me!! This is a A+++ for me!!

    Pros: Front display could be better

    Cons: - Sound - Easy to use - App for iPhone

    Sony str-dh750

    Written By Nate I, Platteville, WI on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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    Nice product, shipped fast

    Pros: Sounds and picture are perfect

    Cons: Remote kinda cheesy

    Sony STR-DH750 Receiver

    Written By Gary, Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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    The Sony STR-DH750 receiver has exceeded my expectations. Matched up with the Polk 350's and the P-111 'woofer", It is a great sounding system; A great value for the $$.

    Pros: Service, Service, Service! The Crutchfield personalized service is the BEST I have ever encountered. Very knowledgeable, personable and answered all my questions. Companies and customer servers everywhere should emulate their performance.

    Cons: Although not Crutchfield's fault and probably an indication of my old age, I would prefer a hard copy instruction/specification manual to reference.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By Richard, Bradenton, FL 34209 on Monday, February 23, 2015

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    Great price, super quality and the typical Sony performance. Good buy!

    Pros: Sounds super! Good clarity. Really compliments my Bose system.

    Cons: No directions accompanied the receiver, which I thought was very odd. A menu of set up directions should have been included and at very least, a flow chart of features and access to them. Also, the menu "read out" is terribly small and impossible to see from a distance of ten feet or more.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By Charlie, Connecticut on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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    Video from all sources improved compared to previous receiver. Sound after using set up mic. was/is excellent. Cannot bet the price.

    Pros: See above.

    Cons: None

    Totally worth the Money

    Written By pbike908, Boulder, CO on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Totally worth the sale price -- if you can get it on sale. Very simple to set up. Nice simple remote with big buttons. Menus display on TV -- in fact the receiver is outside my media room and I have no problems operating the unit from an adjoining room. More than adequate sound performance for an average size room, and I have low end speakers which are just fine!!! If you don't need built in WIFI, internet apps, or Airplay, a solid choice. I decided on this receiver because reviews show that it rarely cooks itself with heat related issues which I understand to be the bane of AV receivers. We'll see how long it lasts. Good Bluetooth as well.

    Pros: Really easy to set up. I didn't find lack of manual to be troubling. In fact, I didn't even need to go online to find any instructions. IOS App is nice. Nice simple remote and TV menu system is nice.

    Cons: No remote control backlight (not a deal breaker) HDMI ports are kind of close together, so I had to move around the Amazon Firestick so that it would fit next to an HDMI cable. The form factor of HDMI connectors may vary so your experience may be different. I was able to configure it so that I could use all HDMI ports.

    Sony STR-750

    Written By rohobby, Maryville, TN on Sunday, January 04, 2015

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    Very pleased with this tuner. It has a lot more options than I'm using, however, I will add to it in due time. Setting up the stations using the tv screen is a bit complicated, however it works.

    Cons: I think the speaker connections could be better. Plug-in attachments are ok, however, hard wiring is not a simple matter. Getting the wires in the slot and tightening them down is not a simple matter

    Good receiver if you already have Sony equipment

    Written By JBrown, Texas on Sunday, January 04, 2015

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    I bought this to replace an older Sony receiver that was lacking a few features I needed, such as bi-amp and hdmi passthrough. If you have a compatible Sony TV, the receiver will power on with the TV, and the TV remote will control the receiver volume. I have this receiver bi-amped to a pair of Polk TSi400 speakers, and the power is incredible. The bluetooth and USB port are very nice and convenient. I give it 5 stars because it does everything I want it to very well, even though there is room for improvement. At this price (I got it on sale), I consider it a great value.

    Pros: Easy setup, good sound, perfect for use with other Sony equipment.

    Cons: Needs TV in order to set up correctly, on screen menu is very unimpressive in style (just white block letters on black background).

    Awesome!a

    Written By AJ, Florida on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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    Great connectivity to Bluetooth devices!

    Pros: Easy to connect.

    Forget it unless you use with a TV

    Written By BL80602, Colorado on Sunday, November 30, 2014

    Can't give a good review because I wanted to use this in the shop as a receiver and it can not be used without a TV and surround sound. The setup is only available with a TV and if the power goes out for 30 minutes and will default back to a 5.1 surround and leave you without a shop stereo. Of course, nobody at Sony understands this at all.

    Pros: It's black to match other stuff.

    Cons: You MUST have a TV and surround sound to operate at all.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By John, Richfiel,, MN on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    Really like it. 7.2 at a v.good price

    Pros: Easy to connect. Very good sound

    Cons: No written manual.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By Anonymous, california on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Does its job! Very Good receiver.

    Pros: 7.2 at a v.good price, bluetooth too. Compatible with Android device.

    Cons: None yet.

    Great unit

    Written By Ryan, SLC Utah on Sunday, September 28, 2014

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    I really like this unit. I have the 1050 at home and wanted a unit for work. The only reason I gave it four stars and not five is due to the setup. The 1050 display for the setup is more user friendly. Once I got it set up though it works wonderful.

    Pros: Clear clean power. Much better than my old.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By Naukana, Waipake, HI on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    I was looking for a receiver to replace my 10+ year old Pioneer. Took a chance on this Sony STR--DH750 because it had what I wanted - Bluetooth, 4K/3D pass thru, power per channel and 7.2 ability. I didn't need Airplay, WI-FI or additional zone. Got it on sale for a great price and free fast shipping, thanks Crutchfield. Easy setup. At first I was disappointed with the sound - I like my music and movies loud and with deep bass, which my Pioneer did well with my Pioneer speakers and Boston sub. But after some audio setting adjustments, this baby cranks! Love the on screen display, the auto turn on and volume control when I use my Bluetooth from my S4. It also automatically turns off my Sony tv speakers and uses only my surround sound speakers when I turn it on - after using just the pass thru. Overall, I am quite happy. I will wait and see about its reliability and durability - hopefully it will last awhile.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Sony STR-DH750 Review

    Written By ds, Schenectady, NY on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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    Great system. Love the Bluetooth. Would rather have a printed manual rather than online.

    Pros: Inexpensive, but has Bluetooth. Setup Microphone Worked perfectly.

    Cons: No Manual.

    Overall, STR-DH750 is a good system

    Written By SSound, Illinois on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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    I upgraded from a previous Sony 6.1 system. Sounds great so far. Audio portion of setup was sweet with the "auto" setup using the included microphone. I took one star off because of the speaker hookups. Oh My Gosh... talk about a pain in the !@#!. It took me about an hour to hook up my seven speakers. I think more space in between the thumb screws would help a lot. Whatever happened to press the plastic tab, insert the speaker wire, done. I'm guessing that the tab type of connection doesn't work with "higher end" receivers? Any how, I still have to figure out the sound "options" and figure out how to know that what I am watching / listening to is coming out at 7.1.

    Pros: Sounds great.

    Cons: Speaker connections too close together. Emits a noticeable hum when powered on, idol, and speakers are not hooked up or "off".

    Superior sound at a great price!

    Written By Chuck A., Boone, CO on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    I've had this receiver for about a year now and I STILL marvel about the rich and luxurious sounds produced. My mother can't listen to her instrumental satellite radio station enough. I even became a fan. Setup is fairly simple and I enjoy television and movies like never before! The surround sound is AWESOME!

    Appletv not supported

    Written By Troy, Cincinnati ohio on Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Took it back because AppleTV is not supported

    Cons: When using with AppleTV, changing the volume will interferes with the video signal, causing loss of video while the volume change. This was confirmed by Sony chat support.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By MPLSPM, Salina, Ks on Sunday, July 20, 2014

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    Bought this to replace my Yamaha receiver. So far it works great, much better than my old Yamaha. I choose this model because I will be getting a 4K TV soon and this is suppose to be geared towards 4k's.

    Pros: Great sound. Bluetooth.

    Cons: Nothing yet.

    Sony STR-DH750

    Written By Anonymous, westport,ma on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    it's not any better than my old one-except i can plug my I-pod into it!

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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RM-AAU190)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Automatic calibration microphone (ECM-AC2)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (w/ attached slip-on "F" connector)
    • Reference Guide
    • Startup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Warranty sheet
    • Canada Warranty sheet
    • On-line registration sheet

    Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    USB/iPod/Bluetooth Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DH750 AV receiver is equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 90 watts (into 6-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's Surround Back/Front Height amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

    • Surround Back: Allows you to enjoy high-fidelity reproduction of Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD (High-Resolution Audio or Master Audio) with 7.1 channel surround, using the Surround Back speaker channels.
    • Front Height: You can enjoy vertical sound effects if you connect two additional Front-Height speakers; no Surround Back speakers in this configuration.
    • B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.1ch speaker system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height amp channels as a Speaker B output, allowing you to place a pair of speakers in another room of the house. Speaker B can be played at the same time of Speaker A, or by itself. Speaker B uses the same volume control and source input as Speaker A.
    • Front Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround Back/Front Height at all, you can connect them to your front speakers using a bi-amplifier connection (if applicable). This provides even better sound quality from your front speakers. Your home theater setup will be limited to 5.1ch.

    Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC): The Sony STR-DH750 is equipped with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Technology which uses the included microphone to automatically check the speaker connections, adjust the speaker output levels, calculate the distance from each speaker to the listening position, and distinguish frequency characteristics of each speaker. The microphone has an 15' cord attached that plugs into the microphone input on front of the receiver. You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.

    Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) Mode: The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to high fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2-channel stereo sound as multi-channel. You can set the A.F.D. mode to Auto or Multi Stereo.

    • A.F.D. Auto: Presets the sound as it was recorded/encoded without adding any surround effects.
    • Multi Stereo: Outputs 2-channel left/right signals from all speakers.

    Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic: The Sony STR-DH750 AV receiver features Dolby Digital and DTS-HD decoding, as well as offers Dolby Pro Logic audio processing.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V preamplifier via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the AV receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V preamplifier via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the AV receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD D.C.S): HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S.) is Sony's new innovative home theater technology using the latest acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on precise response measurement data of a mastering studio. With this mode, you are able to enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies at home with not only the high quality of sound, but also the best sound ambience, just as the movie's sound engineer intended in the mastering process.

    • For Movies:
      • Dynamic: This setting is suitable for an environment which is reverberant but lacks a spacious feel (where sound absorption is not sufficient). It emphasizes the reflection of sound and reproduces the sound of a large, classic movie theater. This emphasizes the spacious feel of a dubbing theater and creates a unique acoustic field.
      • Theater: This setting is suitable for a general living room. It reproduces the reverberation of sound just like in a movie theater (dubbing theater). It is most appropriate for watching content recorded on a Blu-ray Disc when you want the atmosphere of a movie theater.
      • Studio: This setting is suitable for a living room with the appropriate sound devices. It reproduces the reverberation of sound provided when a theatrical sound source is remixed for a Blu-ray Disc to a volume level suitable for home use. The level of reflection and reverberation of sound is kept to a minimum, while dialogues and surround effects are reproduced vividly.
    • For Music:
      • Hall: Reproduces the acoustics of a classical concert hall.
      • Jazz Club: Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
      • Live Concert: Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
      • Stadium: Reproduces the feel of a large open-air stadium.
      • Sports: Reproduces the feel of sports broadcasting.
      • Portable Audio: Reproduces clear enhanced sound from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3s and other compressed music.

    Pure Direct: The receiver's Pure Direct mode outputs audio from only the front left and right speakers without any tone or DSP processing; only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active.

    Headphone Modes: The receiver offers two distinct headphone sound modes.

    • HP 2CH: Sets the receiver to power only the front left and right speakers, no surround and no subwoofer. Two channel sources bypass the sound field processing and multi channel sources are down-mixed to 2 channels.
    • HP Direct: Amplifies the source without any processing, only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active.

    Advanced Audio Settings: These advanced audio settings allow you to tailor the sound to your source content, listening conditions, and your personal preferences.

    • Equalizer: You can adjust the tonal quality (bass & treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB, in 1dB steps.
    • Auto Volume: Auto Volume adjust the volume automatically depending on the input signal or content from the connected equipment. This function is useful, for example, when the sound of a commercial is louder than the TV programs.
    • Dynamic Range Compressor: This feature allows you to compress the dynamic range of the sound track. You can select standard or maximum compression, or off (only works with Dolby Digital sources).
    • Night Mode: This function allows you to retain a theater like environment at low volume levels. When watching a movie late at night, you will still be able to hear the dialog clear even at a low volume level.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Sony STR-DH750 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital Inputs: The receiver has two optical digital inputs and one coaxial digital inputs (all assignable). You can choose auto decoding or PCM for the digital audio inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel. All of the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
    • Speaker Outputs: The receiver is equipped with binding post terminals for all speaker channels. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single only). Use speakers with a 6- to 16-ohm impedance.
    • Dual Sub Outputs: The AV receiver is fitted with two subwoofer preamp outputs to connect dual powered subs (the subwoofer outputs share the same input signal and are not discrete).
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted. No sound is output from the headphones when iPod or iPhone is connected to the receiver.

    Video Features

    HDMI 2.0: The receiver is equipped with four HDMI (v.2.0) inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video component; such as your satellite/cable receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, and game system. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single HDMI cable via its ARC-compatible HDMI monitor output, reducing cable clutter. The receiver's HDMI v.2.0 jacks are compatible with 4K/60Hz and 1080p video, 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass Through: 4K/60Hz Pass Through allows the Sony STR-DH750 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor.
    • 3D-Ready: The Sony STR-DH750 is compatible with 3D-ready Blu-ray disc movies, video games, and other 3D content through its HDMI (v.1.4) connections. 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D accessories may also be needed.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Sony AV receiver also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • A/V Sync: The audio output can be delayed so that the time gap between the audio output and the visual display is minimized. This is especially helpful when you are using a large LCD or plasma TV or a projection TV. When activated, the delay is fixed at 60 ms.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
    Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.

    24p True Cinema Mode: The 24p True Cinema Mode allows you to watch movies at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player.

    MHL Compatible HDMI: One of the receiver's rear-panel HDMI inputs (labeled "Video/MHL") is MHL compatible, which provides direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones, like your Android smartphone. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver will also charge (5V/1A) your connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control.

    HDMI Standby Pass-Through: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through feature conveniently allows you to access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.

    Composite Video Inputs: The Sony STR-DH750 is also fitted with two analog composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. The composite video jacks support 480i video signals only.

    USB/iPod/Bluetooth Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy WAV (8-48kHz; 16-bit), MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), and AAC (48-320kbps)music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), Sony Walkman, or USB thumbdrive. The receiver can recognize up to 256 folders and 256 files in each folder. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony STR-DH750 features built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0) with support for A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3, and AptX which allows you to wirelessly stream and control music on your Bluetooth-enabled using the AV receiver.

    • SSP + NFC Pairing: The STR-DH750 pairs wirelessly and effortlessly with Bluetooth enabled devices (up to 9) with a single press of a button. Bluetooth-enabled devices (like Android 2.3.3 or later) that have Near Field Communication (NFC) are even easier to pair with; simply touch the device to the NFC logo on the receiver and they're paired. NFC Easy Connect app is needed for your Android device, unless you have Android OS 4.1 or later installed. Once paired, the AV receiver will automatically re-connect to your device when within range (up to 33').
    • Wireless Audio Streaming w/ AptX: You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Sony receiver. The AV receiver evens employs AptX audio coding technology for lossless, CD-quality streaming with compatible AptX-compatible phones (like some Androids). You'll also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver or connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony receiver.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Sony STR-DH750 supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your compatible Apple device by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. You also have access to Repeat (One/All/Off) and Shuffle (Songs/Albums/Off) functions. The receiver offers limited control (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of music apps on your iPod/iPhone. Song/artist information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI. Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad. The Sony STR-DH750 is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 4/11/2014).

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB Bluetooth Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    2 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    3 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    4/air 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu (via HDMI): You can display the menu of the receiver on your HDMI connected TV screen and select the function you want to use from the on-screen menu using the included IR remote control. If your TV is connected to the composite video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    AM/FM Tuner: The STR-DH750 has 30 presets each for AM and FM for a total of 60. In addition to preset and auto tuning, stations can be tuned directly by frequency. Each preset station can be given an 8 character name.

    Input Naming: You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for each of the receiver's inputs (except Tuner) and display the name on its display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of your connected components.

    Sleep Timer: The unit may be set to automatically turn off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

    Auto Standby: Auto Standby lets you set the receiver switch to standby mode automatically after 30 minutes when you do not operate the receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote: The supplied IR remote is pre-coded to control this Sony receiver, Sony TVs, Sony CD players, Sony DVD players and recorders, and Sony Blu-ray disc players and recorders.

    Bravia Sync (HDMI-CEC): Sony's Bravia Sync feature allows you to easily manage select Sony Bravia Sync components and other manufacturer's HDMI-CEC enabled audio/video components with a single remote. By connecting Bravia Sync and other components that are compatible with the HDMI Control function using a HDMI (1.3+) cable, operation is simplified in the following ways.

    • One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such as a DVD/Blu-ray Disc Player, the receiver and the TV are turned on automatically and switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
    • System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can select to output the sound from the TV speaker or the speakers connected to the receiver.
    • System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the receiver and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.

    SongPal Remote App (via Bluetooth): By downloading Sony's free SongPal remote app (from iTunes or Google Play), you can use your Apple iOS (6.0+) or Android (2.3+) device to control the AV receiver via Bluetooth. From the SongPal remote app, you can select input sources and customize sound settings of the Sony AV receiver. You'll also be able to browse music stored on a connected USB mass storage class device (like your Android smartphone w/ Froyo or Gingerbread OS) from the SongPal remote app on your compatible smartphone. The SongPal app will even display song/artist information and album art. You'll need to exit this app to stream & control stored music or music apps on your Bluetooth-connected phone. This app does not allow you to select iPod as a source input or control your music from your USB-connected iPod/iPhone device; you will still need to use the receiver's remote control & on-screen menu or the Apple device's touchscreen/clickwheel.

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