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by Dave Bar
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Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

Sony's STR-DH810 plants you right in the middle of the movie action — from high-impact explosions you can really feel, to subtle background effects that create a realistic sense of space. This receiver has the power to drive seven home theater speakers, and all the processing you need to experience riveting sound with your favorite films, TV shows, video games, and music. It also includes decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio — high-resolution surround sound formats which lend even greater realism to many Blu-ray movies and concerts.

Streamlined video connections and maximum picture quality
Four HDMI inputs let you connect your high-definition video components and switch easily between them. Analog-to-HDMI conversion allows you to send all of your older video sources to an HDMI-equipped TV using a single digital cable. Sophisticated digital video upconversion can upgrade any non-HD video source to an HDMI digital signal with resolution up to 1080p, for a smoother, more detailed look on your HDTV. The 'DH810's Audio Return Channel function even allows audio signals to be sent from your compatible HDTV's tuner back to the receiver via HDMI — eliminating the need for extra cables.

Easy and accurate setup
Sony's auto calibration makes home theater setup quick, simple, and accurate. Just plug in the included microphone, place it in your favorite seat, and the 'DH810 automatically adjusts the volume and delay settings for each speaker in your system. The result is precise, well-balanced home theater sound, custom-tailored for your specific room and speakers.

Get your iPod® into the fun
An optional iPod dock lets you easily hook up your player for quick access to your digital music library. Kick back and enjoy your favorite songs through your home A/V system.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 100 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio decoding, Pro Logic® IIz, and Digital Cinema Sound processing
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p)
    • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for accurate and easy automatic speaker setup
    • Portable Audio Enhancer for improved sound quality with MP3s and other digital music files
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (4 in, 1 out)
    • support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, and 1080p/24 video signals with compatible video sources and TVs
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • BRAVIA™ Sync for simplified operation with compatible Sony components (HDMI-CEC)
    • component video switching (3 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 3 optical, 1 coaxial
    • four audio/video inputs, including:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite video
      • 3 rear-panel inputs with composite video
    • 2 audio-only inputs
    • 2 sets of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • iPod®/iPhone® integration (requires optional Sony iPod® dock)
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
    • multibrand remote
    • 60 AM/FM presets
    • 16-15/16"W x 6-1/4"H x 12-13/16"D
    • weight: 17 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Number Of Channels
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    7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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    100
    THD in Stereo
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    0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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    20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity
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    Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner
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    No
    On-Screen Display
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    No
    Auto Speaker Calibration
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    DCAC
    HDMI Standby Pass-through
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    Yes
    Composite Video Conversion
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    From Composite to HDMI
    S-Video Conversion
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    No
    Component Video Conversion
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    From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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    N/A
    Internet-ready
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    Apple AirPlay
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    App Remote Control
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    Bluetooth-compatible
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    USB port for iPod/iPhone
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    DLNA Certified
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    MHL-compatible
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    Multibrand Remote Control
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    Learning Remote
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    LCD Remote
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    Width (inches)
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    16-15/16
    Height (inches)
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    6-1/4
    Depth (inches)
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    12-13/16
    Weight (pounds)
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    17.44
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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    No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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    Multi-room Video
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    No
    Multi-room HDMI Output
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    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital
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    DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    DTS
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    DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input
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    Audio-Video Inputs
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    9
    Audio-only Inputs
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    2
    S-Video Inputs
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    None
    S-Video Outputs
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    None
    S-Video Monitor Outputs
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    Component Video Inputs
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    3
    Component Video Monitor Outputs
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    1
    Optical Digital Inputs
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    3
    Coaxial Digital Inputs
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    1
    Optical Digital Outputs
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    None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs
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    HDMI Inputs
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    4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs
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    1
    Subwoofer Outputs
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    1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input
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    Multi-channel Preamp Output
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    Main Speaker Output Pairs
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    2
    Main Speaker Terminals
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    Posts
    Ethernet Port
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    USB Connections
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    Removable Power Cord
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    What's in the box?

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    • Black AM/FM/7.1 Channel receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RM-AAP049)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Automatic calibration microphone with attached 18' cord (terminates into a 3.5mm miniplug)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna with attached slip-on "F" connector
    • Operating Instructions (English)
    • Operating Instructions (Spanish)
    • Quick Setup Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty sheet
    • On-line registration sheet

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control
    Optional Add-on Devices

    Audio Features

    7.1 Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DH810 AV receiver is equipped with a 100-watts x 7-channel amplifier and a dedicated subwoofer preamp output for a Dolby Digital/DTS home theater application. The Sony STR-DH810 is equipped with seven pairs of binding-post speaker terminals (Front A left, Front A right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround-back/Front-height/B-speaker left, and Surround-back/Front-height/B-speaker right). These Surround-back/Front-height/B-speaker outputs provide various amplifier configurations to suit your home AV application.

    • 7.1-Channel: 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.
    • Dolby Pro Logic IIz: You can enjoy vertical sound effects if you connect two additional front-height speakers in Dolby Pro Logic IIz mode.
    • B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.1ch speaker system, you can use the Surround-back/Front-height channels as Speaker B, allowing you to place a pair of speakers in another room of the house.
    • Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround-back/Front-height/B-speaker channels at all, you can connect them to your front speakers using a bi-amplifier connection.

    Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC): The Sony STR-DH810 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 18' cord attached that plugs into the microphone input on front of the receiver and has a threaded insert on the bottom so it can be mounted to a tripod.

    Manual Speaker Setup: The Manual Speaker Setup menu allows you to set the size, distance from your seating position, and location of the speakers connected to the receiver. The following adjustments are available:

    • Speaker Pattern: 2.0, 2/0.1, 3/0, 3/0.1, 2/2, 2/2.1, 3/2, 3/2.1, 2/3, 2/3.1, 3/3, 3/3.1, 2/4, 3/4, 3/4.1, 4/2, 4/2.1, 5/2, 5/2.1
    • Speaker Size: Front, Center, and Surround (Large or Small)
    • Distance Settings: Each of the eight channels can be individually set between 3'3" and 32'9" in 1 inch increments.
    • Crossover Frequency: Sets crossover point for speakers set to small (40 to 200 Hz, in 10 Hz steps).
    • Level Adjustment: The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency centered at 800Hz which allows you to adjust the speaker levels and balance while listening to the audible tone from your listening position. You can adjust the level of the front left/right speakers from -10 dB to +10 dB, in 0.5 dB steps. For all other speakers and the subwoofer, you can adjust the level from -20 dB to +10 dB, in 0.5 dB steps.

    Audio Formats: This receiver supports the following audio formats when connected to a Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, or Satellite receiver/Cable box via HDMI or coaxial/optical digital connection.

    Audio Format Maximum # of channels Connection Type
    Dolby Digital 5.1ch HDMI, Coaxial/Optical
    Dolby Digital EX 6.1ch HDMI, Coaxial/Optical
    Dolby Digital Plus 7.1ch HDMI
    Dolby TrueHD 7.1ch HDMI
    DTS 5.1ch HDMI, Coaxial/Optical
    DTS-ES 6.1ch HDMI, Coaxial/Optical
    DTS 96/24 5.1ch HDMI, Coaxial/Optical
    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1ch HDMI
    DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1ch HDMI
    Multi-Channel Linear PCM 7.1ch HDMI

    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.

    Music/Movie Modes: You can take advantage of surround sound simply be selecting one of the receiver's preprogrammed sound fields to bring the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters and concert halls into your home.

    Content Type Sound Field Effect
    Movie Cinema Studio EX A Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment "Cary Grant Theater" cinema production studio, great for watching most any type of movie.
    Cinemas Studio EX B Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment "Kim Novak Theater" cinema production studio, ideal for watching science fiction or action movies with lots of sound effects.
    Cinema Studio EX C Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Sony Pictures Entertainment scoring stage, ideal for watching musicals or films where orchestra music is featured in the soundtrack.
    V. Multi Dimension Creates multiple virtual speakers from a single pair of actual surround speakers.
    Dolby Pro Logic II Movie Converts 2-channel stereo recorded audio into 5.1-channel for movie playback.
    Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie Converts 5.1-channel and 2-channel recorded audio into either 7.1-channel or 6.1-channel for movie playback.
    Dolby Pro Logic IIz Movie Brings a vertical aspect to the movie sound field through the addition of left and right front-height speakers. It decodes non-directional elements in the audio-mix and reproduces them from the height-speakers, giving an enhanced sense of depth and airiness to the movie sound field.
    Neo: 6 Cinema Converts 2-channel stereo recorded audio for 7-channel cinema playback.
    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 feeling of a large open-air stadium
    Sports Reproduces the feeling of sports broadcasting.
    Portable Audio Reproduces a clear enhanced sound image from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3 and other compressed music.
    Dolby Pro Logic II Music Converts 2-channel stereo recorded audio into 5.1 channel for music playback.
    Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music Converts 5.1-channel and 2-channel recorded audio into either 7.1-channel or 6.1-channel for music playback.
    Dolby Pr Logic IIz Music Brings a vertical aspect to the music sound field through the addition of left and right front-height speakers. It decodes non-directional elements in the audio-mix and reproduces them from the height-speakers, giving an enhanced sense of depth and airiness to the music sound field.
    Neo:6 Music Converts 2-channel stereo recorded audio for 7-channel music playback.
    Headphone Headphone (2ch) This mode is select automatically if you use headphones when 2ch Stereo mode or AFD mode is selected. Standard 2-channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multichannel surround formats are downmixed to 2-channels except LFE signals.
    Headphone (Direct) Outputs the analog signals without processing by the tone or sound field control.

    Effect Level: The Effect Level feature lets you adjust the presence of the surround effect for sound fields selected with the Movie or Music mode or Headphone Theater mode. You can choose from Minimum effect, Standard effect or Maximum effect.

    Two Channel Modes: The Sony ES receiver offers the following two-channel audio modes:

    Two Channel Mode

    2-Channel Audio Effect

    Two Channel Stereo 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.
    Two Channel Analog Direct Amplifies the source without any processing, only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active.

    Equalizer: You can adjust the tonal quality (bass and treble level) of the front speakers from -10dB to +10dB in 1dB steps.

    Dynamic Range Compressor: This feature allows you to compress the dynamic range of the sound track. You can select Standard, Maximum compression, Auto, 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.

    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.

    Digital Inputs: The receiver has three optical digital inputs and one coaxial digital input. 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 the digital audio jacks will support 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling frequencies. Three of the 4 digital inputs are assignable, while one of the optical digital inputs is dedicated for TV.

    Note: When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receive, you can fix the audio input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the type of material you intend to watch.

    Front Panel AV Inputs: The STR-DH810 features a set of front panel inputs with left and right RCA audio jacks and a RCA composite video jack.

    Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Tuner: The STR-DH810 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.

    Video Features

    7 HD Inputs: The Sony STR-DH810 is equipped with seven HD inputs. Four HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a high-definition satellite receiver, Blu-ray Disc player, and game system for high definition video and audio. Three component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.

    • HDMI: The receiver is equipped with four HDMI (ver.1.4) inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components. All three HDMI inputs are capable of carrying uncompressed digital audio and video up to 1080p. There is also an HDMI (v.1.4) output which supports the ARC function that feeds audio/video signals to an HDTV.
    • HD Component Video: This unit features three component video inputs and a component video monitor output. These jacks feature an 80 MHz bandwidth, making them capable of passing high-definition video signals.

    HDMI Upconvert/Upscale: The AV receiver's HDMI upconvert/upscale function improves image quality of analog connected devices to near HD. Analog connected device signals (component/composite: 480i) are converted to digital, upscaled, and output via HDMI (480p, 720p, 1080, or 1080p), making one cable connection from the receiver to your TV possible.

    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 .

    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.

    x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Deep Color: The Sony receiver also supports Deep Color which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed.  For the Deep Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported only when source product, HDMI cable, media and HDTV all support those features.

    3D-Ready: The Sony STR-DH810 is compatible with 3D-ready Blu-ray disc movies, video games and other 3D content through its HDMI (v.1.4) connections. *Firmware update may be required.

    Note: 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.

    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 can be adjusted from 0 to 300ms (in 10 ms increments).

    Convenience Features

    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.

    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.

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

    Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the display in 3 steps - Dim Max, Dim Mid, and Dim Off.

    Remote Control

    Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote (RM-AAP049) 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. You can also program this remote to control non-Sony audio/video components. You can also change the initial settings of the input buttons on the remote control to suit the components in your system.

    Bravia Theater Sync: Sony's Bravia Theater Sync feature allows you to easily manage select BRAVIA televisions and Sony HDMI audio and video components with a single remote. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the HDMI Control function with a HDMI 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.

    Optional Add-on Devices

    Optional iPod/iPhone Dock: The Sony TDM-iP50 Digital Media Port adapter (158TDMIP50 , sold separately) for iPod/iPhone lets you enjoy your iPod/iPhone's audio, video, and photo content through your entertainment system by connecting the TDM-iP50 to the Sony audio/video receiver's Digital Media Port interface. For added convenience, the dock also charges your compatible iPod's battery. You can operate your iPod/iPhone by its own click-wheel or touch-screen, the control buttons of the Sony receiver, or the IR wireless remote control supplied with the Sony receiver.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DH810

    Written By JB, Florence, AL on Thursday, March 01, 2012
     
    Absolutely in love with this receiver, even though it's been replaced by another model. Got it for less than $150.00 after I purchased my TV. It replaces an ancient Technics (one of the first Dolby Pro Logic boxes). Buying a new 5.1 speaker system to take better advantage of it.

    Getting so much more enjoyment out of my HD devices... Upgraded to my satellite provider's HD package; installed the PS3 media server software on my PC so that we're now wireless streaming movies from my computer to the TV... It's amazing what a difference 15 years makes in the field of A/V.
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    5 out of 5

    HD receiver

    Written By Mark C, Catonsville, MD on Monday, April 04, 2011
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    I am very happy with my new receiver . I really like the way it Makes my sony blue ray act even more sharper than my old Receiver ,the sound is so sharp.all my componets are sony and Iam very happy with sony.the only thing wrong is i can`t get my Led to go through my speakers , i have talked to one of your Advisers and he told me my cable box may be bad .its a hd cable Box i get picture but no sound or i get sound and no picture When i hook up the hd cables. I love the the i pod dock.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DH810

    Written By GAB24, Reading, Pa. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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    This is a good receiver. It doesn't have the punch of a Denon(high curent amp),
    but good just the same. It has all the features you need and many you may
    never use. I love all the different sound fields. It was easy to set up. Crutchfield
    has excellent shipping and service. I had this in 2 days after ordering. Great for
    a medium sized room 14' x 16'. The remote is handy since all my gear is Sony
    in this room. All in all a great buy.
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    2 out of 5

    Sony STR-DH810

    Written By Ryan, Schaumburg, IL on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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    This unit is good when just running it in 2 channel. But once you go to use the surround sound, the power just drops to nothing. I dont recommend this unit at all.
    2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By Steve, Jefferson City, TN on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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    I bought one and I suggested it to another person and they bought one. I have to say I
    like this amp it sounds so clear to my old Panasonic surround I had.
    I will continue to recommend it to my friends for their next purchase.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Superb receiver!

    Written By Paul M, Pflugerville, TX on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    Setup was a breeze. Love the HDMI switching! Have a PS3, Blu-Ray player and Cable
    box hooked up to it. Everything hooked up to this receiver sounds great!! I like to fine
    tune my own speaker listening taste, so I didn't use the included mic for speaker
    calibration. I highly recommend this receiver! This was my first purchase from
    Crutchfield and they have excellent customer service. Thanks, Crutchfield!
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony STR-DH810

    Written By David, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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    I replaced a 10 year old Sony amp with the Sony STRDH810. Installation was without problems. I found the automated balance to work well. Overall much better sound. I could have used an analog output for some deck speakers, but at the price no complaints.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Does the job well...

    Written By George G, Cornwall NY on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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    Nice sound, Easy setup with auto calibration. HDMI I/O reduces cable clutter.
    Lots of inputs. I bought this receiver because it was the shortest depth (12.6")
    compared to others. My previous receiver stuck out like a sore thumb.I now have
    this on full time and it drastically improved the sound quality on all content.
    Although it's on most of the time it still runs cool.
    Lots of great features and control to go with your particular setup.
    I would buy another.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing sound and quality

    Written By Jeremy, Hillsborough, NH on Monday, January 31, 2011
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    Setup was easy, features are plentiful, and most importantly, it sounds fantastic. I have
    been using Sony products exclusively in my home theater setups for the last 11 years,
    and this is only my 2nd receiver in that time. The unit is a quality unit, and I cannot get
    over the sound quality, esp on the HD audio tracks. My 11 year old Cambridge
    Soundworks speakers have a new life now. The only difficulty I had was connecting my
    Xbox via the component connection in the back, which apparently does not accept
    anything greater than 480p, but that is not a negative, just something to be aware of.
    Overall, I would recommend this unit to anyone, regardless of price!!
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DH810

    Written By miket, miami, florida on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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    I like the presentation of the receiver, has very good sound quality, and do what it wanted,
    thanks
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Overall good.

    Written By Tom, CO on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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    Good product overall. Great sound, versatile and programmable to suit most situations.
    Doesn't really support a separate set of main speakers for a deck or patio. That's an issue
    for me, but as I'm not using 7.1, I'm intending to use the 2nd set of front speaker outputs
    outside on my deck. It's dead of winter here, so I'll try it in the Spring and see how well that
    works?
    I did email Sony once to ask a couple of questions. I got a reply quickly, but not a
    knowledgeable or helpful one....
    Sound is as good or better than my previous Technics and Yamaha receivers. I'm now
    using my satellite receiver in one of the HDMI inputs, but my previous satellite receiver
    had no HDMI output, so I first attempted to use the upscaling which looked terrible, real
    terrible. I do appreciate the standby pass thru for the HDMI inputs so you can opt to use
    the amp or just the source signal with the TV.
    I would recommend the receiver overall.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    slow hdmi switching

    Written By desert dweller, mojave desert on Monday, January 24, 2011
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    The only issues so far is that is can sometimes take a couple of minutes for the
    receiver to recognize the hdmi input signal. Same thing when switching between
    inputs, ie: going from satellite to blue ray or vice versa. Maybe it's my other
    equipment, just not sure at the moment.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent BUY

    Written By Gotta have my SURROUND, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, October 27, 2010
     
    This receiver is a BIG bang for the buck. It has EVERYTHING and you will especially love
    it if you are a SONY fan like I am. I learn something new and exciting about it each time I
    power it on. The upconvert is out of this world. My friends think I got a new TV. Easy
    hook up. Purchase this receiver and you won't look back.. I had zero buyer's remorse..
    9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Outstanding Product

    Written By daveyO, Waukee, Iowa on Sunday, June 27, 2010
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    Great AV Receiver, great price compared to big box stores or other online sites, easy setup, can customize speaker setup, HDMI hookup is great, sounds for TV, Movies, games is great, running a Blu Ray DVD, Wii, Playstation 2, HD Cable box, to a new Sony KDL52EX700. All the gear works great.
    13 out of 13 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great "User Friendly" Receiver

    Written By Quick, Lagrange, OH on Thursday, May 27, 2010
     
    This is a great receiver! Upgraged projector to HDMI 1080P, and needed a receiver that could work for it. FOUND IT!! Very user friendly device. Love the ease of HDMI Audio/sound. Also like the ease of setting up the sound to throw it to right were you sit (With the little mic). This reciever makes my speakers sound better as well. My wife and I were sitting watching TV, and she said they sound great. She wouldn't say it--unless it was obvious. Great 7 channel speaker. No fear if you purchase this.
    54 out of 57 people found this helpful
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