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Sony STR-DH550

5.2-channel home theater receiver

Item # 158STDH550

Getting started with a home theater system doesn't have to be expensive or complicated.

Getting started with a home theater system doesn't have to be expensive or complicated.

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About the Sony STR-DH550

Home theater sound for any room

Getting started with a home theater system doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Whether you're looking for a way to enjoy movies and music in your living room, bedroom, basement, or rec room, the Sony STR-DH550 will get you on the right track. Connect stereo or surround speakers to this receiver, along with your cable or satellite box, Blu-ray player, and streaming media device. HDMI connectivity ensures high-definition video and sound, while keeping your setup simple and easy to manage. There are also two subwoofer outputs, so you'll have the option of adding plenty of low-frequency rumble in larger rooms. Before you know it, you'll have a brand new room in your house: the home theater.

Home theater sound for any room

Getting started with a home theater system doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Whether you're looking for a way to enjoy movies and music in your living room, bedroom, basement, or rec room, the Sony STR-DH550 will get you on the right track. Connect stereo or surround speakers to this receiver, along with your cable or satellite box, Blu-ray player, and streaming media device. HDMI connectivity ensures high-definition video and sound, while keeping your setup simple and easy to manage. There are also two subwoofer outputs, so you'll have the option of adding plenty of low-frequency rumble in larger rooms. Before you know it, you'll have a brand new room in your house: the home theater.

Plug in your Apple® or Android™ device

With more people using smartphones and tablets for music and movies, it's great to have a receiver that can take advantage of them. The 'DH550 features 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. If you're an Android user, connect your compatible device to the MHL port. It's an HDMI input that can take video, photos, and music from portable devices and show them on the big screen and play them through your surround speakers. No more huddling around a smartphone to share a video with friends or family.

Customized sound

Sturdy binding posts make connecting speakers quick and easy, with bare wire or banana plug connectors — a rarity at this price point. Worried about getting evenly balanced surround sound from your speakers? Sony does the heavy lifting for you. The STR-DH550 features Digital Cinema Auto Calibration. That means the receiver can configure your speakers for optimum sound once you have them placed where you want them. Just plug in the included setup mic and follow the on-screen instructions for sound tailored to your room and speakers.

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Product highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-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
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out (including 1 MHL-compatible input)
      • MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones and tablets
    • 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 five speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R)
    • 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 13-9/16"D
    • weight: 17 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # 11353186

    What's in the box:

    • 5.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RM-AAU190)
    • 2 "AAA" 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

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 90
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay No
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration DCAC
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones 1
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 4
    Audio-only Inputs 2
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Number of HDMI Inputs 4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs Posts
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port ---
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 2.0
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel ARC supported
    Video Upscaling No
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 No
    HDR10+ No
    HLG No
    Dolby Vision No
    Other Specs
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    Width (inches) 17
    Height (inches) 6.125
    Depth (inches) 13.5625
    Weight (pounds) 17
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    USB/iPod Functions
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    5.2ch AV Receiver: The Sony STR-DH550 AV Receiver is equipped with a 5-channel amplifier rated at 90 watts (into 6-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability. The STR-DH550 also includes dual LFE (mono-subwoofer) outputs for connecting two powered subs.

    Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC): The Sony STR-DH550 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-DH550 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 AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1ch surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    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-DH550 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-DH550 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-DH550 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-DH550 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 Functions

    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.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Sony STR-DH550 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-DH550 is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 4/4/2014).

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    2 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    3 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 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-DH550 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.

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    47 questions already asked

    Q
    how to connect siriusxm receiver to inputs what input that the screen is off ?
    [ james  Feb 01, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I'm afraid the Sony STR-DH550 model doesn't support direct connection of a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner. For more details or to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat.
    [ Larry  Feb 08, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    I connected a sub woofer to my reciever but I get nothing. What does the receiver need to be set on for this to work?
    [ Tomcat  Dec 16, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I usd a self-powered woofer. That works just fine.
    [ ROBERT  Dec 16, 2019 ]
    A
    Nothing. Just hook it up with the proper cabling or just wire it up with speaker wire.
    [ david  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Q
    I am unsure of the terminology but, I have some ceiling speakers in addition to the 5.1 surround I'd like to use this for. Does this unit allow me to connect it to another Amp/receiver..kinda Daisy chaining to run those other speakers?
    [ Jeff  Dec 15, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    So I'm assuming this means you do not want to simply connect the ceiling speakers directly to the unit - as either your surround sound or left-right channel speakers. I'm also assuming that you are not trying to split the input sound signal before it gets to the Sony 5.2 receiver/amplifier. You could do that and send the full sound spectrum to both your ceiling speakers and to your Sony unit. I have not found anything in the published help resources that addresses this configuration, but it might depend on if you are planning to take a specific set of outputs and dedicate them to the ceiling speakers (like the surround sound, or the primary Left-right speakers, or the center channel). If you are are simply amplifying an output, or dividing (or "splitting") the output into two different sets of speakers (the original and the ceiling speakers), you can probably do it, so long as there is not a powered "feed back" to the unit. But this means the amp will need to allow for duplicate signals to be sent to both sides of the surround-sound or left-right channels. But I do not see a way to run it any other way - there is not an option for "A" and "B" set of speakers selections on this unit, so your ceiling speakers will only carry part of the total sound. . Might be cool to try with the surround sound to see if you get the effect you want. Hope that helps. Just make sure you are NOT sending amplification back to the main unit.
    [ Richard R.  Dec 15, 2017 ]
    Q
    Can the rear surround speaker outputs be used for a 2nd set of front speakers for 2.1 music listening in 2 rooms?
    [ Scott  Dec 11, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    There are a couple of other things I can tell you about this unit that aren't obvious from the catalog. First, the labels on the input channels are "hard" - like "Game" which is where I had to plug in our Roku. This is worse IMO than just arbitrary labels like "1", "2" etc. Second the speaker connectors were pretty close together - I had some trouble getting my lamp-cord speaker wires worked in. Except for the above issues, this is a really nice unit, and I am glad to have found it at Crutchfield - I got it to go all-HDMI, replacing an old pre-HDMI Panasonic receiver. Sorry, but I can't answer your specific question - if the manual is available on line, maybe that would help.
    [ David  Dec 18, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes, as long as you don't mind having music in two rooms at once.
    [ Jon  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Q
    I plan to pair this with 2 Polk Audio T50 speakers. I'm not much of a amplifier-speaker matching guru, can someone please advice me if it is a good configuration?
    [ SriniS  Nov 21, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The Polk speakers are 6 Ohms and rated to handle up to 100 watts so, yes, they are a great match for this Sony. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
    [ Ryan  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    I'm planning on using Bose cube speakers. Is there a feature for speaker size adjustment?
    [ Tommy  Oct 01, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes Tommy, there is. You can find the user manual on line. On pg 119 is the info you need on speaker size adjustment.
    [ Donald  Oct 02, 2017 ]
    A
    We are using the small Polk audio speakers with ours. Everything sounds great. It has been awhile ago since I set mine up and I cannot remember for sure if the options but it was easy for a non-tech person.
    [ Martin  Oct 01, 2017 ]
    Q
    I have a Sony turntable that can switch from phono to line.. can I connect the turntable to this receiver?
    [ Julia  Jul 23, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    The 550 doesn't have a phono jack. I would call Crutchfield, they will guide you where you need to go.
    [ GARY M  Jul 25, 2017 ]
    A
    Should be able to.
    [ John  Jul 25, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes can connect it with rca jacks
    [ Stephen  Jul 25, 2017 ]
    Q
    Will sharp Aquos link?
    [ sidney  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The tv should work with it What do you mean by link ?
    [ Stephen  Jun 13, 2017 ]
    Q
    Do it take the regular speaker wires?
    [ Beano  May 09, 2017 ]
    6 answers
    A
    Yes
    [ William  May 12, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes it does. But, I'd recommend getting something of a bit heavier gauge and better quality to make sure you get the best sound and that he wires can handle the amperage (power). 16g should do just fine.
    [ Robert  May 12, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes. I use thicker but it will take normal speaker wire.
    [ adam  May 12, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Jeff  May 12, 2017 ]
    A
    no
    [ SHAYNE  May 12, 2017 ]
    A
    It do.
    [ JOHN  May 12, 2017 ]
    Q
    Can I adjust the Speaker Output Balance L-R? All sound is coming out of the Front Left Channel Speaker. When I run the sound test, I get tones out of all speakers, so they are all hooked up.
    [ Fred  Mar 31, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    That is strange, Fred. But, using the remote, press home, then settings / speaker settings / manual set up / front left /enter / level / enter.....you can adjust the speaker level and distance.Do the same for each speaker But, it still doesn't make sense to me. If you are getting a test tone from each speaker, you should be getting sound in each speaker. Have you looked at the online manual? Possibly something wrong with the receiver? Wish I could be of more help.
    [ Donald  Apr 01, 2017 ]
    A
    I find it is very difficult to adjust settings manually. I'm sure it can be done but have not had the patience to try. I use the sensor mic that came with it and it does an excellent job. Sorry I can't help more.
    [ TOM  Apr 01, 2017 ]
    A
    YEs just go into main menu for speaker volume. You can adjust each speaker speratly. If I can find it any one can. No offense intended
    [ Stephen B.  Apr 01, 2017 ]
    Q
    Does this receiver have a LFE output for the subwoofer? I have a powered subwoofer that has both LFE and l/r inputs. I need to klnow which input on the subwoofer I woudl need to use.
    [ Ken  Mar 21, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes it does have a output for a subwoofer. I have a Jano powered subwoofer and its plugged into the LFE input on . I might add that I'm very happy with this amp.
    [ John  Mar 25, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes.. it has 2 dedicated subwoofer outputs
    [ Randy  Mar 24, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes it has LFE. 2 of them.I run 2 subs on mine.
    [ GARY M  Mar 24, 2017 ]
    Q
    Does it support an Amazon Fire TV or any other Android TV box on its MHL input?
    [ Praveen  Mar 02, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    My answer is frankly, I don' know; however, I have a ROKU streamer, a M9Cpro android device and a DIRECT tv box. All are connected to my DH550. They all work great. The only one you really need is the M9C. My son gave it to me after I got ATT. Hope that information helps.
    [ Charles Abraham  Mar 02, 2017 ]
    A
    No idea. Never tried.
    [ Robert  Mar 02, 2017 ]
    Q
    i would like to no if im setting my receiver up correctly .. my cable box hdmi cable is connected to my hdmi slot on my tv would I just get a new hdmi for my tv and connect it to where it says hdmi out and all other connections in the other slots like dvd cable etc..?
    [ Ian  Feb 07, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Feb 07, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is there an aftermarket remote that can control the center and surround speakers without having to go into the receiver's menu? I am replacing a 21 year old Sony receiver that can do this, i.e., independently control the volume of the center channel and surround speakers with dedicated buttons for these channels on the remote.
    [ Tracy  Dec 12, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I think only Sony remotes work with this amp. It comes with a remote so I am confused as to why you would need another? I have had mine for a long time and it still provides excellent service. There is a plug in (included) that automatically balances the sound and I find that very handy. Sorry I could not give you a more accurate answer.
    [ TOM  Dec 15, 2016 ]
    A
    I don't know since I have never adjusted them from initial setup. Since I mostly deaf I am not to up on sound adjustments. I do use a harmony remote from Logitech and it is very customizable so I think it could be programmed to do what you want.
    [ Richard  Dec 15, 2016 ]
    Q
    can I attach a 2nd set of speakers to my Sony 5.2 center speaker channel ?
    [ Glenn  Nov 07, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I agee, power doesn't seem to be an issue.
    [ Joseph  Jul 30, 2021 ]
    A
    The center channel is only for 1 speaker. If you want to use the receiver for stereo reception with two speakers, the instruction manual tells you how to connect. Not sure if more than one speaker per channel would work, but you do get plenty of wattage per channel with this amplifier. BC
    [ CHRISTINE  Nov 09, 2016 ]
    Q
    I will be installing 5 POLK AUDIO 8" (RC and MC series) wall and ceiling speakers, do anyone know if this receiver can make them speakers knock, I listen to music all the time so I want a receiver that will push the speakers well? And of course I'm looking at this one cause of the price.....Thanks
    [ tyrone  Sep 04, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes this receiver will rock your speakers remember this a powered sub system
    [ JAMES  Sep 07, 2016 ]
    A
    I had the same setup in my last house. It really thumped once I got it setup right. Also had a Bic 12" subwoofer that I highly recommend. Thumps way harder than the Polk sub my mom has. You can't go wrong with this setup at all!
    [ Chase  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    A
    KLH 3 Way speakers which have a 10 inch woofer a three inch mid-range in a 2 inch tweeter for the left and right channels. For the center channel and the two rear channels I am using 2 mini KLH speakers that contain 3 inch woofer and 1 inch tweeter . The subwoofer is a Sony with a 12 inch. When I crank it up at full volume there is a slight bit of distortion depending on the source material but at three-quarters Power there is no distortion and the sound quality is excellent
    [ DENNIS P  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    Q
    I have recently purchased this receiver. It seems to do the job perfectly for my situation. I have a Roku, Apple TV and a cable system connected then out to a tv. My problem is that every time I turn on the system up pops the on screen display. Can't seem to figure out how to disable this?
    [ Steven  Aug 29, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Aug 29, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a Sonos Connect hooked up to the CD input and I have the Fios box connected to the SAT HDMI input, and then I have the HDMI out going to my LG UHD TV. The problem I'm having is that I cant listen to music and at the same time just have the TV on mute with a game on b/c when I switch the input to CD to listen to music, the HDMI output to the TV stops. Any suggestions?
    [ WDice  Jun 16, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Hi, I reviewed my setting for the receiver, and I don't think that Sony has thought this through. I do not think there is a way to watch something passed through the HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV, and to also listen to CDs. The receiver just can't do that. The only solution would be to port the device directly into the TV, and then use the receiver to listen to the CDs. Another example of how the receiver's limitation is a drawback... I have a Roku stick plugged into a port on the receiver. I like to watch a feed from NASA of their earth pinted camera from the ISS, the International Space Station. They tell you that there's no audio, but that I can pipe in whatever music I'd like to, as I watch the video feed of the earth below. Well, I can't do that, unless I port the Roku stick directly to the TV, and, TV manufacturers, well aware of most people now using HDMI pass through receivers, have gone from giving 3 or 4 HDMI ports to just 2. So there you are...
    [ ALAN  Jun 18, 2016 ]
    A
    You can't use your receiver as a switch box in your scenario. Run the HDMI cable to the TV first and then you will be able yo do what you want by running HDMI from the TV to the receiver.
    [ DAVID  Jun 17, 2016 ]
    Q
    I m looking for s stereo receiver with video in/out I don't need a surround sound system. Are they manufactured them anymore?
    [ Warren  Jun 15, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    On STR DH550 by Sony S4 HDMI inputs plus the whole fashion component inputs and a USB input it is a surround sound receiver but it can also be used in a 2-way or 3-way mode
    [ DENNIS P  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    A
    I haven't seen anything out there without surround sound. It's just pretty much standard these days. You can adjust the sound output on most any of them to only two channel stereo if you don't want to hook anything else up.
    [ Nick  Jun 16, 2016 ]
    Q
    I have the sony strdh 550, it keeps going back to tv/amp, I want it to stay on amp, any suggestions?
    [ jake  Mar 19, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I believe you have to turn off the HDMI remote switching function (called something like that) on either the TV or Receiver
    [ Anthony  Mar 20, 2016 ]
    A
    Haven't had that problem. Not sure what advice to give you
    [ Mark  Mar 20, 2016 ]
    Q
    Are all the inputs separate? I want to connect 4 HDMI video devices, but also one optical (Sonos) and one RCA (phono w/preamp) will that work?
    [ Benjamin  Feb 09, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes you have 4 separate HDMI input with 2 optical input. The phono spec Analog: Sensitivity: 500 mV/50 kilohms S/N (*3): 105 dB (A, 500 mV (*4)), since I do not know your spec of your turntable not sure. It's a very nice receiver for the cost.
    [ AMOS  Feb 10, 2016 ]
    A
    If your question is relative to physical separation then absolutely yes, check out the picture of the back of the unit on the product page. While I haven't the exact set up you want I think input choices should be easy with the remote.
    [ Todd  Feb 10, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can you recommend a stereo reciever that I can hook up a new turntable to?
    [ Steven  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you want a fantastic receiver for you're table I have the Yamaha 700.
    [ GARY M  Mar 24, 2017 ]
    A
    The least expensive stereo receiver with a phono input is this Yamaha R-S300: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022RS300/Yamaha-R-S300.html?tp=47041
    [ Larry  Jan 03, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    i have purchased HKTS 16 5.1 speaker system, which would be the best av receiver for this ?
    [ vasu Gowda  Dec 27, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I do not know the answer. I use the speakers in conjunction with my computer. They work very well. Sometimes I listen to music that is stored in the computer. The sound is great and, i do not have to wear headphones.
    [ ROBERT  Dec 16, 2019 ]
    A
    I got the Sony and I like it very will
    [ JAMES  Dec 28, 2015 ]
    Q
    DVD Input. I have a CD/DVD player with a "digital" co-ax output.. Will the co-ax input accept the "digital" output from the DVD, including the video information?
    [ R.  Aug 12, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    Yeah it should
    [ JAMES  Aug 13, 2015 ]
    A
    I only use the hdmi in/outs VC they for sure carry both digital video and audio. Here's what Sony says about that jack.., so I'm guessing it's video only. Don't take my word for it.., ck the manual to be sure (manual online) Sony says; An input that lets you connect any device with a coaxial digital output. Though coaxial digital connections use standard RCA-style jacks, a coaxial digital audio cable designed specifically for the wider frequency bandwidth of digital signals is recommended.
    [ TONY  Aug 13, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is this unit DLNA-capable? Will it play USB sticks with MP3 files made on my PC?
    [ Mark  Jul 14, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    the unit is not DNLA capable, you will need to connect another device that is DNLA compatible. The USB port plays audio files from a USB drive in many formats including WAV and MP3, and is also compatible with iOS devices.
    [ JASON  Dec 23, 2015 ]
    A
    No it won't. I tried myself. After checking the manual it is only for Apple devices with USB capabilities, like a IPOD.
    [ THELORD  Jul 19, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can i connect a yamaha sound bar to this for sound?
    [ Kareem  Jun 20, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    From what I understand, the sounder should work with just about any amp. The Sony uses banana plugs.
    [ Nick  Jun 22, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, should be easy and sound great. There are plenty of connections available. The surround will sound awesome. Enjoy.
    [ JEROLD N.  Jun 20, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't know what a sound bar is> But I have the owner's manual to mine and would look into the issue if you were more specific. My DH550 is running fine.
    [ Kenneth A.  Jun 20, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will this work with a 4k TV?
    [ Dorothea  May 27, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes, this receiver will work for the surround sound however I would recommend the Sony STR DN850 as a better option for a 4K TV. I have both of these receivers and they both perform great. There are two big differences between the two. The 850 is easier to hook up to you 4K TV as you will only need one Hi Speed HDMI cable to hook up the receiver to the TV for video and sound plus the 850 also has WIFI.
    [ Dale  May 30, 2015 ]
    A
    I sent it back. I have no idea. I have a den non. Just call Sony. They will be happy to tell you..or better still read the specs in the manuel
    [ Michael  May 28, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can this receiver acept banana plugs instead of plain speaker wire?
    [ Ricardo  May 11, 2015 ]
    7 answers
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    Yes it can.
    [ Nick  May 14, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. Ms peaked connectors will accept bare wire or banana plugs.
    [ DANNY  May 13, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it can - I do not know about dual plugs. I use single banana plugs on it.
    [ PATRICK  May 11, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. (see notes from the Crutchfield website too) Getting started with a home theater system doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Whether you're looking for a way to enjoy movies and music in your living room, bedroom, basement, or rec room, the Sony STR-DH550 will get you on the right track. Connect stereo or surround speakers to this receiver, along with your cable or satellite box, Blu-ray player, and streaming media device. HDMI connectivity ensures high-definition video and sound, while keeping your setup simple and easy to manage. There are also two subwoofer outputs, so you'll have the option of adding plenty of low-frequency rumble in larger rooms. Before you know it, you'll have a brand new room in your house: the home theater. Plug in your Apple® or AndroidT device With more people using smartphones and tablets for music and movies, it's great to have a receiver that can take advantage of them. The 'DH550 features 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. If you're an Android user, connect your compatible device to the MHL port. It's an HDMI input that can take video, photos, and music from portable devices and show them on the big screen and play them through your surround speakers. No more huddling around a smartphone to share a video with friends or family. Sturdy binding posts make connecting speakers quick and easy, with bare wire or banana plug connectors - a rarity at this price point. Worried about getting evenly balanced surround sound from your speakers? Sony does the heavy lifting for you. The STR-DH550 features Digital Cinema Auto Calibration. That means the receiver can configure your speakers for optimum sound once you have them placed where you want them. Just plug in the included setup mic and follow the on-screen instructions for sound tailored to your room and speakers.
    [ TONY  May 11, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, that is what I used.
    [ Todd  May 11, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, banana plugs should work
    [ Kyle  May 11, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it does accept banana plugs.
    [ EDWARD A  May 11, 2015 ]
    Q
    What subwoofer is compatible with the str-dh550?
    [ Nick  Mar 06, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This receiver has 2 subwoofer outputs, and will be compatible with any of the powered subwoofers on the market. You can find powered subs here: http://www.crutchfield.com/g_12300/Powered-Subwoofers.html?tp=187
    [ Jeff  Mar 06, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    What is the headphone plug size on this unit? 1/4" or 6.35mm or some other size hole?
    [ MorrisGray  Mar 02, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Head phone jack is the standard 1/4" jack under the power button on left side.
    [ RICHARD L  Mar 04, 2015 ]
    A
    The headphone jack is the standard 1/4 in
    [ Dale  Mar 04, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is it possible to turn off the un- used inputs so there would be less to scroll though when switching devices?
    [ Ryan-  Feb 01, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I don't think so. I can't find an option for that.
    [ MIKE  Feb 02, 2015 ]
    A
    I'm sorry I don't know the answer to this. Personally, I'm using most of the inputs.
    [ JEROLD N.  Feb 02, 2015 ]
    A
    (Hit enter to soon) all in all, it's a really great unit in my opinion and plays great (connectivity) with othe sony products. This unit is connected to a Sony 60 " kdl 60ex701.
    [ TONY  Feb 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Not that I can see. I use the primary hdmi 1-3 and have those inputs auto to Dolby surround. I always seem to keep the same environment regardless of my input.
    [ TONY  Feb 01, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this unit have the ability to drive all speakers at once or is just stereo, dolby dig., etc.? My old Pioneer has an option called 5 that drives all speakers together which I do use quite a bit.
    [ JBS  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I currently have two bookshelf speakers and a sub woofer. So far, it does drive all speakers simultaneously. It also has Dolby Digital setting. You have to figure out which setting is most pleasing to you. I'm saving up to buy a center-channel speaker. I'll update my reply after I test it out. I don't have any serious complaints about this unit.
    [ SAM  Jul 12, 2015 ]
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Sony receiver does have a multi channel stereo that sounds like what your Pioneer might have been doing. Sony describes it like this: Multi Stereo: Outputs 2-channel left/right signals from all speakers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jan 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can I use the this amp with just 2 speakers? I have a current Kenwood 5.1 amp I need to replace that I am able to run with a simulated "center" channel. It works nicely with a set of bose speakers I ahve.
    [ Steve  Jan 13, 2015 ]
    7 answers
    A
    yes you can use this with two speakers. There are several different speaker modes you can choose from. I have been using this receiver for almost a month now and it has been great.I would highly recommend this because For the price you can't beat it and you always have the flexibility of using it for surround sound down the road.
    [ CYNTHIA  Jan 16, 2015 ]
    A
    I am using mine in a 3.1 setup and it sounds great. My two devices output 5.1 and the receiver adjusts the sound really well to 3.1. I can see a setting in the calibration settings for 2.0 and 2.1 so I would assume it works the same.
    [ David  Jan 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can use as a conventional 2 channel receiver.
    [ JAMES  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    A
    I would think so. But if I were you I would contact customer support at Crutchfield & you can chat with them online & I feel sure they can answer your question. I am using all channels on mine & it is by far the best receiver I have owned. I chatted with them online & they helped me decide the best replacement system for my old one & I am very sastified. Hope this helps.
    [ ROBERT  Jan 14, 2015 ]
    A
    I just bought this amp and am using it to run two Pioneer bookshelf speakers--that's all I wanted--and it's working beautifully.
    [ PAUL  Jan 14, 2015 ]
    A
    No problem with 2 channel setup. That is how mine is currently connected. I got it for the USB, not the 5.2 capability.
    [ STEVE  Jan 14, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, you can. I currently have only a left and right hooked up to this receiver and it sounds really good. The receiver has a setting for stereo or 5.1. For the price (I paid 199) it's a good receiver.
    [ Frank Worsham  Jan 14, 2015 ]
    Q
    All the reviews talk about the audio quality. How is the video quality when using this receiver? I am using an Onyko and HDMI projector on a 16' x 9' screen. Onkyo doesn't handle the color well (it is much better with my Yamaha receiver). Any comparative color observation? Thanks.
    [ John  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Unless you spent $5,000 on a projector... that is the problem. Get an 80" flat screen LED TV and you will be blown away by the color. The Sony receiver does a good job on the audio. But, you must know it is an "entry level" receiver. My audio is outstanding with the receiver but you must have top performing speakers. My speakers are NHT's at $250 per left/right front and rear speakers. The center speaker is $350.00. I have an M&K 75w subwoofer. The Sony receiver and these speakers produce sound that is hard to believe. Projection TVs are an older concept and are fading away...
    [ JOE  Jan 12, 2015 ]
    A
    Hi John W. The main reason I bought this specific receiver is because I needed a receiver that could pass through a 3D audio signal. I didn't know that this was such an unusual function - but my Denon receiver couldn't do it. The TV I'm viewing is a new Sony KDL-60W850B 3D TV. I'm very happy with the total set-up. I can honestly say I don't see any picture difference between running the signal from my DirecTV input HDMI vs. running the signal through my new Sony STR-DH550 and back to my TV.
    [ PAUL  Jan 11, 2015 ]
    A
    I have no comparison. I'm using my Sony for 2 channel audio only right now. I do have and older model Onkyo TX-SR 806.That I use in my living room home theater and it works beautifully since buying it from Crutchfield back in 2010 or 2011. Hope this helps.
    [ Ricardo  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    A
    I have had this unit for 5 weeks very pleased with both the audio and video qualithy.
    [ WILLIAM W  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can I plug a rg6 cable into this unit? This rg6 is from a roof antenna and or cable company, in a rv
    [ Dale  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: That Sony receiver does not have the inputs necessary for an RG-6 connection. In most cases you would run that RG-6 cable to a cable box and from the Cable Box to the receiver with one of the available inputs. Or directly to a TV. The "Coax" style connection on that Sony is for an FM antenna. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jan 07, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    I just exchanged a comparable Denon receiver for this unit, and my first impressions are VERY favorable! One issue I can't figure out, tho, is how to stream digital radio from my Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone thru this unit. The Denon has BluTooth so it was simple. From what I can see, I can only connect (via the front USB ) ipod, iPhone, or Sony products?. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    [ Rob M  Jan 03, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    No Bluetooth but if you have a Samsung TV you can use the screen mirroring function to stream audio and video from your Samsung Galaxy. ..nice because you will see the album art on tv
    [ DENNIS P  Jan 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Hi Rob, I purchased this Sony around Thanksgiving. So far it's been great. However you are correct, this receiver doesn't have BT. The only way to connect is via front USB. You can then control the Ipod/Iphone via the Sony remote. The good news it works well and really isn't a hassle.
    [ Harvey  Jan 06, 2015 ]
    A
    I've only had mine since Nov. and since Sony doesn't include instructions, we, the customers, are screwed. If it wasn't for Crutchfield helping me figure it out, I might have sent it back. As to your question, I don't have smart phones or anything of the kind. Best I can offer is find some way to make Sony admit they made the thing and stand behind it with help and instructions. Good Luck
    [ WARREN H  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    That's the best way to do it, the other way would be to connect it with RCA connectors to the back of the unit through the ear phone jack
    [ Jenelle R  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't have a smart phone so I don't know.
    [ JOHN  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    Q
    Seems this product does not have an Ethernet port -- (i) how important are firmware updates, and (ii) if updates are important, how are they installed (if at all)?
    [ Jack W  Dec 20, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Not that important. If it is important, you should step up to a video up scale receiver. More $
    [ ROGER  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    A
    There is no Ethernet port. This is a basic good value unit with 4 HDMI inputs and 1 out as well as 2 sub outputs. I purchased it for my patio and are not looking for the best sound field adjustments. I have a DA5800ES in the house for that performance with Ethernet which requires a complete receiver reboot if you get an update or the sound is a mess. hope this helps. Rick
    [ RICHARD L  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    A
    The product does have a USB port that can be used for updates loaded onto a flash drive. I haven't had to make any since buying the unit.
    [ Nick  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    A
    Jack, I have not yet installed this product on my Entertainment system. So I don't know how firmware updates are handled. Sorry I couldn't help more.
    [ MICHAEL  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    Q
    Does this product have on-screen display?
    [ MarkG  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    8 answers
    A
    yes
    [ FELTON  Dec 20, 2014 ]
    A
    yes, a simple scroll
    [ RICHARD D  Dec 20, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes Mark, there are on screen display options to choose from
    [ JAMES  Dec 20, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it does display on your tv.
    [ JEROLD N.  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes. It displays the name of the song. I think it is a great product that drives my speakers with crystal clear sound. Well made,
    [ MICHAEL A  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Hi Mark, Yes, the Sony STR-DH550 does have an on-screen display, if you connect the receiver to your television with an HDMI cable. Ed
    [ EDWARD A  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it displays volume level etc. on the TV screen.
    [ MIKE  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ TODD D  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    Q
    when you push the 'speaker' button on the front, does that give you alternatives between what used to be 'A' and 'B' speaker output and what is now surround front and rear?
    [ sidney  Nov 18, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Hi Sid, The speaker button on the front panel, when pushed, will simply turn the speakers on, or when pushed again, turn the speakers off (if you prefer to listen via headphones). There is no "B" channel on this model for an additional pair of speakers. You would have to step up to the Sony STR-DH750 to have this feature.
    [ EDWARD A  Nov 19, 2014 ]
    A
    thank you very much
    [ sidney  Nov 19, 2014 ]
    A
    thank you very much
    [ sidney  Nov 19, 2014 ]
    A
    That button is just on/ off there is not an A or B switch
    [ TODD D  Nov 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Pressing the speaker button turns all speakers off and then on with another press.
    [ DANNY  Nov 19, 2014 ]
    Q
    i have a rca 32 720p tv will this reciver work with it and what is the best speakers to use with it ?
    [ Kareem  Aug 25, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: As long as your TV had HDMI inputs the receiver will work with it. If it doesn't have HDMI, you can check to see if it has an Optical Digital audio output. That would work with the receiver as well. We have a great deal on the Energy Micro speaker system right now that would work well with the power of this receiver: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_732RCMIC/Energy-RC-Micro-5-1.html?tp=184 If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Aug 27, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Do non-powered subwoofers also work?
    [ Stephen  Jul 30, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Krissy  Aug 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will I be able to connect a turntable to this unit?
    [ Ron  Jul 22, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    You can attach turntable to any of the red/white RCA inputs. However if you use an input with the same label as the HDMI the receiver will probably default to the HDMI if something is plugged in to it. My receivers do this anyway. You may not get the best sound without a phono input unfortunately, but it will work
    [ MICHAEL D  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    A
    If the turntable has RCA stereo outputs, it'll work no problem.
    [ Kyle  Jul 22, 2014 ]
    Q
    Does this come with a remote?
    [ John  Jul 13, 2014 ]
    12 answers
    A
    Yes it does
    [ JAMES  Jul 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ STEVEN  Jul 16, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ EDDIE  Jul 15, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, a full function remote is included.
    [ JEROLD N.  Jul 15, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ RICHARD D  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes. The unit comes with a basic remote control.
    [ DANNY  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, and it is a full size one to boot.
    [ Todd  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ RODNEY  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it does come with a remote.
    [ EDWARD A  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it does come with a remote. And it's one of the more straight forward remotes I've seen with a series of buttons at the top to switch inputs. One button for each input rather than one button to scroll through inputs.
    [ JAY  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ MICHAEL R.  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ TODD D  Jul 14, 2014 ]
    Q
    Am I able to connect my sony sacd player to it?
    [ Robert  Jun 09, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes I have...enjoying the system...great sound, easy to operate. I did have it professionally installed.
    [ MILDRED  Jun 16, 2014 ]
    A
    Well Robert.... I don't have a clue what a scad player is. But the system works great with big screen tv and all the theater stuff!!
    [ JOHN C  Jun 11, 2014 ]
    A
    I myself, do not have a CD player hooked up to this unit at this time, but there are component jacks marked ( AS CD / CD ) in the rear. I would proabaly have to say yes. Good Luck
    [ MICHAEL W  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    A
    yes optically.
    [ RICHARD D  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    Q
    Does 6 1/4" height include the feet? I have an open cabinet. But, if 6 1/4" includes the feet, I only have about 1 1/4" space above. If it doesn't include the feet, I'll have very little space above. I would install external fans to pull the hot air out. With that installed, is about an inch enough space for air flow?
    [ Anders  Apr 05, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes the measurements do include the feet. It would be best to get as much air to the receiver as you can, you dont want it to overheat. Having a cabinet with an open back should be fine. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Apr 07, 2014 ]  Staff
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