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Sony STR-DH770

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Bluetooth®

Item # 158STDH770

The Sony STR-DH770 has a lot to offer the budget-conscious, value-driven customer.

The Sony STR-DH770 has a lot to offer the budget-conscious, value-driven customer.

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About the Sony STR-DH770

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A great foundation for your home theater

The Sony STR-DH770 has a lot to offer the budget-conscious, value-driven customer. Got a 4K TV? This 7.2-channel receiver is ready for the latest Ultra HD content, including 4K Blu-ray discs encoded with HDR (High Dynamic Range) information. Built-in Bluetooth gives you tons of music options for streaming from a compatible device. NFC touch pairing lets you tap a compatible phone or tablet to the receiver for an instant wireless connection. Setup and control are easy with the receiver's intuitive on-screen guide, and Digital Cinema Auto Calibration ensures optimal sound. The included setup microphone measures your room's acoustics and tailors the sound to your speakers and space.

A great foundation for your home theater

The Sony STR-DH770 has a lot to offer the budget-conscious, value-driven customer. Got a 4K TV? This 7.2-channel receiver is ready for the latest Ultra HD content, including 4K Blu-ray discs encoded with HDR (High Dynamic Range) information. Built-in Bluetooth gives you tons of music options for streaming from a compatible device. NFC touch pairing lets you tap a compatible phone or tablet to the receiver for an instant wireless connection. Setup and control are easy with the receiver's intuitive on-screen guide, and Digital Cinema Auto Calibration ensures optimal sound. The included setup microphone measures your room's acoustics and tailors the sound to your speakers and space.

Flexible speaker configuration options for the sound you want

The STR-DH770 gives you several different options for setting up your speakers. Even if you're starting with a pair of stereo speakers, you can still enjoy immersive surround sound effects thanks to Sony's front surround sound technology. With seven speakers, you can choose whether you want to use the sixth and seventh channels for Surround Back or Front High speakers. Alternatively, you can use those channels to power a second set of "B" speakers in another room. If you're happy with a five-speaker setup, you can bi-amp compatible front speakers for fuller, more detailed sound.


Product highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 90 watts per channel into 6 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • front surround sound technology lets you enjoy surround sound effects using only two front speakers
    • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for easy, accurate speaker setup
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
      • NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible devices
    • HDMI 2.0a audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and monitor out)
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from a USB memory device
    • composite video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • outputs for seven speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
      • Surround Back channel outputs can also be used as Front High or Front B speakers, or to bi-amp compatible Front speakers
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
    • 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)
    • 30 FM presets (no AM tuner)
    • remote control
    • 16-15/16"W x 6-1/8"H x 13-5/8"D
    • weight: 17.2 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # 12091372

    What's in the box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RMT-AA231U)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Automatic calibration microphone (ECM-AC2)
    • FM wire antenna
    • Operating Instructions
    • Startup Guide
    • "Before Connecting Speakers" note
    • "How To Set Up The SongPal App" instructions
    • US Warranty Information Cananda Warranty Information
    • Online Product Registration

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    Features & specs

    Number Of Channels ---
    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 Built-in
    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+, EX,
    Dolby Atmos No
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Audio-Video Inputs 4
    Number of HDMI Inputs 4
    Component Video Inputs None
    Audio-only Inputs 2
    Phono Input No
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Ethernet Port ---
    USB Connections 1 Front
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Speaker Terminals Binding Posts
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 2.0a
    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 Info
    DAC Bit Depth 24-bit
    DAC Sample Rate 192 kHz
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    Removable Power Cord No
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    Width (inches) 16.9375
    Height (inches) 6.125
    Depth (inches) 13.625
    Weight (pounds) 17.2
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    The Sony STR-DH770 replaces these items:

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    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Bluetooth & USB Integration
    Remote & App Control
    Convenience Features

    Audio Section

    Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DH770 AV receiver is equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 90 watts (into 6-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's Surround Back/Front Height amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

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

    Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC): The Sony STR-DH770 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.

    Digital Signal Processing (DSP) & Supported Digital Audio Formats: The STR-DH770 incorporates a powerful DSP that supports the latest surround sound formats and ensures the highest accuracy in the decoding of a variety of Dolby Digital, DTS, DSD & PCM audio formats. The digital audio formats that this receiver can decode depend on the digital audio output jacks of the connected device. This receiver supports the following audio formats

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    DSD 2-6ch, 2.8MHz, 1-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution
    Optical/Coaxial 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 6ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

    Post Decoding Formats: The Sony AV receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and DTS Neo: 6 to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats.

    Direct Stream Digital (DSD): Enjoy studio-quality sound thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec; designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality. The STR-DH770 supports DSD 2.8 MHz (up to 5.1ch) decoding thru HDMI.

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

    • For Movies: Select from Dynamic, Theater, & Studio.
    • For Music: Select from Berlin Concert Hall, Jazz Club, Live Concert, Stadium, or Sports.

    Direct & Headphone Modes: The Sony AV receiver offers two Direct audio modes and a Headphone 2ch for higher fidelity sound.

    • Analog Direct: The receiver's Analog 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.
    • Pure Direct: To further enhance sound quality, the receiver's Pure Direct mode not only bypasses the tone and DSP processing, but also turns off the front-panel display to suppress any noise which may affect sound quality.
    • HP 2CH: This mode is selected automatically if you use headphones. Standard 2-channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing and multi-channel surround formats are downmixed to 2 channels except LFE signals

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

    • Front Surround: The AV receiver's S-Force PRO front surround mode delivers a virtual surround acoustic field using only 2.1 channels (a pair of front speakers & powered sub). So there is no need to place rear speakers behind you.
    • In-Ceiling Speaker Mode: This feature will virtually re-locate the Front and Center speakers of your in-ceiling speakers to around the screen. Now you will hear their characters' voices coming from the screen instead of the ceiling. This mode also makes music sound more natural and rich in the room with in-ceiling speakers.
    • Bass & Treble: 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 Outputs: The Sony STR-DH770 is fitted with the following audio outputs.

    • Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The receiver is equipped with binding post terminals for all speaker channels. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10 AWG), 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).
    • Front-Panel Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    FM Tuner: The STR-DH770 has 30 presets FM radio stations. In addition to preset and auto tuning, stations can be tuned directly by frequency. Each preset station can be given an 8 character name. There is no AM tuner on this receiver.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The receiver is equipped with four HDMI 2.0a inputs  and one HDMI 2.0a monitor output for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video component; such as your satellite/cable receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, and game system; plus your TV. The receiver's HDMI 2.0a jacks are compatible with 4K/60Hz video, 4:4:4 color subsampling, HDR (High Dynamic Range) & BT.2020 video, & HDCP 2.2.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: 4K/60Hz pass-through allows the Sony STR-DH770 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor.
    • HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the receiver's HDMI jacks. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's HDMI jacks support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 color subsampling for more vibrant and lifelike images, as well as YCbCr 4:2:2 and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling. With 4:4:4, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    Other HDMI Features: Other HDMI features of the Sony STR-DH770 receiver include 3D video, HDMI Standby Pass-Through, A/V Sync, and ARC.

    • 3D-Ready: The Sony AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • 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.
    • A/V Sync: The audio output can be delayed (60ms) 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.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the HDMI monitor output 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.

    Color Technologies: The Sony STR-DH770 incorporates Triluminos Color & Deep Color technologies for perfect color and smooth gradation.

    • Triluminos Color: The Sony receiver incorporates Sony's Triluminos Color technology to create a heightened sense of depth and incredibly true, natural shades of colors. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better too, with natural skin tones.
    • 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.

    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.

    Composite Video: The Sony receiver offers two composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output that support up to 480i video.  The composite video inputs must be out through the receiver's composite video monitor output (there is not HDMI upconversion).

    Bluetooth & USB Integration

    Wireless Music Streaming: The Sony STR-DH770 features built-in Bluetooth version 4.2 with support for A2DP 1.3 & AVRCP 1.5 for wirelessly streaming and control of music on your Bluetooth-enabled using the AV receiver. You are able to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet Windows Phone/PC, Mac laptop/computer, other devices the Sony STR-DH770 receiver.

    • Simple Multi-Device Pairing: The STR-DH770 pairs wirelessly and effortlessly with Bluetooth enabled devices (up to 9) with a single press of a button and PIN required. Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the receiver's NFC tag on the front-panel. For older Android (OS 2.3.3+)smartphones, you'll need to download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function. Once paired, the AV receiver will automatically re-connect to your device when within range (up to 98.4')
    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the STR-DH770 offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the AV receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Playback Control: You'll be able to control basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music browsing will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device.
    • No Song/Artist Info: There is no song/artist information display on the receiver or connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.

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

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV music files from a USB mass storage class memory device formatted in FAT/16/32, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The receiver can recognize up to 200 folders and 150 files in each folder. You can use the receiver's front-panel LCD and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Son/artist information will display on the front-panel LCD (not your connected TV). USB portable 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.

    Note: The receiver's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones/tablets.

    Remote & App Control

    IR Remote + Bravia Theater Sync: 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.  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.
    • Theater Mode Sync: Allows you to switch the AV receiver's Theater mode from the receiver's, TV, or connected Blu-ray disc player's remote control, while pointing the remote toward your television.

    Music Center App (previously known as SongPal app): Download Sony's free Music Cente app onto your Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 4.4+ device to control the AV receiver from your mobile device via a Bluetooth connection. From the Music Center app, you can select input sources and customize sound settings of the Sony AV receiver. In addition, you can access stored music and other apps on your smartphone using the Music Center app. You'll also be able to browse music stored on an inserted USB mass storage class device from the Music Center app on your compatible smartphone. The SongPal app will display song/artist information and album art.

    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.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    Input Mode: When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, 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.

    Input Name: 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 20 minutes when you do not operate the receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver.

    Software Update: By downloading the latest version of software from Sony, you can take advantage of the newest functions. Software updates are done via USB. Visit the Sony eSuport website for the latest software updates.

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    Customer Q&A

    32 questions already asked

    Can I use this with 8 ohm speakers?
    [ Jake  Apr 10, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    Yes of course.stay away from 4 ohm or less speakers
    [ Alfonso sanchez  Apr 17, 2018 ]
    Yes, it will work just fine with 8 ohm speakers. The 6 ohm rating is strictly to allow the manufacturer to have a higher wattage rating. At 6 ohms ( less resistance ) rather than 8 ohms the amplifier outputs at higher wattage.
    [ ROBERT  Apr 17, 2018 ]
    Can I use this with 8 ohm speakers?
    [ Jake  Apr 10, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    Yes, Home speakers are 8 ohms. Typically car audio is 4 ohms
    [ chad  Apr 11, 2018 ]
    [ Nicholas  Apr 11, 2018 ]
    Yes. It is rated for 4-8ohm speakers. The higher the speaker impedance the less "loud" they will be.
    [ Darrin  Apr 10, 2018 ]
    Can this receiver operate in 6.1 mode? It is hard to find 6.1 receivers any more. Do Most 7.2s have a 6.1 mode for those of us who will not be moving up to 7.2?
    [ Guest  Apr 07, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    It is very doubtful any receivers these days will have a 6.1 surround setting. That would be a monaural rear back surround channel and movie soundtracks for quite a while have been mixed with stereo rear back surround channels ( 7 total surround channels )
    [ ROBERT  Apr 17, 2018 ]
    Will it work with sound bar & subwoofer system?
    [ Kevin  Jan 31, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    There should be no use for that if the system is hooked up with speakers and a sub. My system is connected to the tv via hdmi so if it's spins bar is connected to the t v in the speaker ports it would be considered a separate system. The stereo has no Ports for a sound bar
    [ Joseph L.  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    Easily.... I am running 5 speaker plus sub system
    [ BRAD  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    I don't know... I purchased this as a gift. Sorry.
    [ GEORGE J  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Does this have AM radio channels and how do I select them?
    [ BRYAN  Jan 29, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    No it does not only connection for FM stations.
    [ JOHNNY  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    No, it does not. FM only.
    [ Victor  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Sorry, I don't know because I've never had the need for AM channels.
    [ LEN  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Can I stream music from my iPod using this receiver?
    [ Michael  Jan 22, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    You can use an iPod plugged in through a mini jack. It will not work through the USB port, all control functions remain internal to the iPod. I wouldn't have bought it had I known this in advance.
    [ Nicholas  Jan 23, 2018 ]
    [ ROBERT  Jan 22, 2018 ]
    [ DAVID  Jan 22, 2018 ]
    I am using this receiver with an XBR-65x900E television and am getting severe lip sync issues. Has anyone else run into this? I had no problems using this TV with my old STR-DG920 receiver.
    [ ROBERT A  Jan 11, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    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, or try our online support center:
    [ KRISTINA  Jan 17, 2018 ]  Staff
    Will the USB port in front of the receiver be able to play photos or videos in the TV?
    [ leo  Dec 26, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    No, on this receiver it is strictly for music files.
    [ ROBERT  Apr 17, 2018 ]
    I honestly do not know, as I have never used this feature.
    [ DAVID  Dec 26, 2017 ]
    When I adjust the volume will it show up on my tv screen? When adjusting settings do they show up on the tv screen?
    [ DOUGLAS  Dec 20, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    It may show on the TV just as an increasing level, without any numbers/specific level. Settings adjustments only show on the amp itself, at least for me.
    [ WILLIAM  Dec 20, 2017 ]
    Hi Doug ! Yes and Yes ! just make sure you use hdmi cables to connect your components
    [ Daniel  Dec 20, 2017 ]
    How far does the bluetooth reach?
    [ knorrdp  Dec 07, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    The Bluetooth will start to fade out after about 25 feet when a wall is present. Set up / Stettin are very confusing.
    [ Joseph L.  Dec 12, 2017 ]
    Sorry, I don't use the bluetooth feature so I can't help you.
    [ John  Dec 11, 2017 ]
    I am sorry, I did purchase the unit, but it was not what I thought it was going to be, and so I returned it. E. Perren Hayes
    [ E. PERREN  Dec 11, 2017 ]
    I am ready to buy, but I got a question. Can I can connect it to the mixer and Microphone for Karaoke? Thanks.
    [ ranndy  Nov 13, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Hi Randy... Most likely yes, it depends on what kind of output your mixer uses. If it uses HDMI, piece of cake. If it uses RCA cables, (red/white/yellow), then there's two or three inputs on the back of the receiver for those too. The least flexible option is a digital optical out from your mixer, but this receiver has an input for that too!! In my experience, a mic usually hooked in to the mixer, not directly into the receiver. Hook the mic to the mixer, the mixer to the receiver, and your karaoke jam is on.
    [ Dana  Nov 13, 2017 ]
    I am ready to buy, but I got a question. can I connect it to the mixer and Microphone for Karaoke? Thanks.
    [ ranndy  Nov 13, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Like most home theater receivers, the Sony does not offer any built-in provisions for connecting a microphone for Karaoke. If you will be using a system like the SIngtrix Personal Bundle, yes, you can connect it to one of the available audio inputs on the receiver; just like any other external audio source: For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly:
    [ Ryan  Nov 16, 2017 ]  Staff
    Do you have to use Auto Calibration?Can you adjust each speaker db?
    [ Kirk  Aug 31, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    The auto calibration is awesome. Not sure why you wouldnt want to use it. I do believe you can manually adjust it though.
    [ chad  Sep 02, 2017 ]
    [ David  Sep 01, 2017 ]
    You do NOT have to use auto; You CAN individually adjust each speaker.
    [ ROBERT  Sep 01, 2017 ]
    How do I connect 2 powered subwoofers? Receiver has a left and right out, one 8" Polk sub and one 12" polk. 8" has the 2 inputs that came with system, 12" added has 1 lfe and also left and right input.
    [ Camron  Jul 18, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    You should have a "Sub Out" on your receiver. On your Subs if you have a left and right input, plug into the left or lfe or white input.
    [ CURTIS  Jul 19, 2017 ]
    Will this work with an IR extender for the remote?
    [ Stephanie  Apr 12, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    I have a McInTosh MA-2100 just amp and preamp would that be useful for using my albums?
    [ T-Dub  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    I have the Harmony Smart Hub that uses an IR extender and it works with this receiver
    [ Michael  Apr 15, 2017 ]
    okay, so I just picked up this receiver and am trying to get it all set up. I'm running a 5.1 (kinda). I currently have 4 speakers in my room and 1 in my bathroom. I want to be able to run the speaker in the bathroom independently (on when I'm showering and off any other time). The problem I ran into is when i run it off the front speaker terminal the main audio(dialogue) is coming out of that speaker and ruining the listening experience. Any advice for getting over this problem?
    [ jarrett_12  Apr 11, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    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: Or try our online support center:
    [ KENNETH  Apr 14, 2017 ]  Staff
    I've notice some Sony receivers have a Hi Res stamp while others don't. Is The Strdn770 Hi Res?
    [ ANTOINE  Apr 03, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    Thanks for your help! You did and expert on a CD player and Polk speakers in my GMC PICKUP MANY HOURS LOT OF FUN! Again I thank you!
    [ T-Dub  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    Crutchfield is your best resource on this one !
    [ RUSSELL S  Apr 06, 2017 ]
    Can I plug a turntable to this amplifier? where? thanks
    [ Juan  Feb 17, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Yep, easy to do, assuming you have your preamp situation figured out. If you look at the back-of-unit photo on here, in the "Audio" section, you'll see the SA-CD/CD ports, which is what I use. Theoretically you could use any of those, you'll just have to change the input accordingly. It's a decent, reliable unit for a turntable, but probably more distinctively useful for HDMI and video systems than as a true audiophile amp. That isn't to say that it's not perfectly serviceable (and more!). I bought it because it could do both, and it has the HDCP 2.2 compliance, which is becoming more and more important for 4K content (the cheaper Sony models tend not to have this feature).
    [ Alex  Feb 17, 2017 ]
    Prior to running the Auto Calibration, the manual specifies turning your subwoofer's volume to its mid point and the crossover frequency to maximum value. Are these levels returned to normal levels after the test?
    [ JOHN P  Feb 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    Can I use my crewing vegas and one Samsung center speaker
    [ T-Dub  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    No leave the crossover at max and sub in the middle. The receiver is now handling the crossover point and the sub level. The controls on the subwoofer are for setups that do not have calibration. The crossover at highest frequency and sub at mid level is the reference for calibration with the Sony receiver. The controls on the sub will still work but the Sony is being calibrated with the reference settings at mid volume and the frequency at high on the sub. The receiver through its calibration is now supplying the correct frequency and level by use of the microphone. Hope this helps!
    [ ANTHONY  Feb 07, 2017 ]
    I have a Sony STR-DH770 & Sony XBR-49X800D TV. I've noticed that the volume display on the tv and receiver are always different. For example volume on tv reads 10 and the receiver reads 15. Any ideas? Thanks!
    [ JOHN P  Feb 05, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    I have a Sony XBR-65x900C with the STR-DH770. My experience is similar, but different. :-) My DH770 will read, say 25, and the TV will be reading 35. I haven't checked specifically, but I believe it goes 1 for 1 up or down. So turning up the volume would go 26/36, then 27/37. Weird, but has not been an issue for me.
    [ gr8scott60  Mar 20, 2017 ]
    Have not had that issue. The tv I am using with this receiver is a Samsung plasma. Would make sure your tv volume is set to zero with the tv remote.
    [ ALLAN  Feb 07, 2017 ]
    Can the volume on this be adjusted through the tv remote if a HDMI cord connects the ARC input to the tv's ARC HDMI input?
    [ LISA  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    7 answers
    I just tried it it didn't work for me. I would recommend a higher grade model then this one because it doesn't have Wi-Fi and you have to have an adapter to use with your wireless headset
    [ Steven  Feb 02, 2017 ]
    LisaLou: Yes, receiver volume can be adjusted via tv remote (or, in my case, a Verizon FIOS remote)...note, however, that my tv is a Sony XBR and thus carries the Bravia protocol, which enables all Sony products so labelled to "talk" with each other; so, I am not sure if it is the HDMI signal or the Bravia which enables this....could be both...btw, pretty sure it does not have to be the ARC (audio return channel) as this also worked on my older Sony receiver, which did not have an ARC input...hope this helps..
    [ MARC  Feb 02, 2017 ]
    Yes, that is a normal operation.You need to know that I returned this product, because the the FM antenna -- it is "Unique" to Sony, and will not allow a powered antenna. I live in lower Delaware, and need a powered antenna to get classical music. Apart from this, the unit is quit excellent. E.. Perren
    [ E. PERREN  Feb 02, 2017 ]
    I have mine connected with an HDMI and I can control the volume with my DIRECTV remote.
    [ JOHN  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    [ Chase  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    [ JOSHUA  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    Yes. I have a Sharp tv and the tv remote will turn the volume up, down and mute.
    [ Joshua  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    Will this work with 4 ceiling mounted speakers? If so, what speaker connections do I use?
    [ LISA  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    6 answers
    left front and rear..... right front and rear
    [ joseph  Feb 02, 2017 ]
    It has the ability to play a pair of "A" speakers, a pair of "B" speakers, or both pair of "AB" speakers simultaneously. Run 2 of your 4 speakers to A and the other 2 to B, and select AB mode.
    [ Nicholas  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    Yes. But you should use speaker wire rated for in-ceilings and/or behind walls. Crutchfield does sell it. The connections will depend on your speakers but I would recommend using "banana plugs" or sometimes called binding post connections. I am happy with the Sewell Direct brand banana plugs but there are many other brands. I highly recommend that you add a center channel speaker mounted either under or over your TV. For my installation, I used a center channel shelf mount to hold my speaker above the TV, also from Crutchfield.
    [ Jim  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    Yes it will work with ceiling mounted speakers. As far as speaker connections go that choice is up to you. You could use use bare wire, banana's or spades. also you may want to consider using in -wall rated speaker cables
    [ william  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    Yes .. use "Front A" L&R and "surround" L and R.
    [ TIMOTHY  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    Mine does, however my house was pre-wired so all I had to do is connect the wires
    [ Steven  Feb 01, 2017 ]
    Is it possible to hook up only 4 speakers?
    [ Joe  Dec 29, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    [ chad  Sep 02, 2017 ]
    Yes, it is possible to only hook up 4 speakers. The first few days I had this receiver I only had 3 speakers hooked up to it (front left, front right, and center channel), then I added 2 subwoofers, then a couple weeks later i added left and right surrounds and left and right back surrounds. It has worked well for me in all of these configurations ranging from 3 to 9 speakers.
    [ Eric  Jan 01, 2017 ]
    What is front high in regard to the speakers?
    [ Tony  Dec 20, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    I have always taken it to be speaker position. Do they sit on the floor or mounted up high.
    [ chad  Dec 22, 2016 ]
    center channel
    [ joseph  Dec 22, 2016 ]
    The system is awesome. I have Klipsch speakers,2 of them.
    [ MITCHELL  Dec 21, 2016 ]
    It is an optional way to configure the speaker placement around the room. It changes the side speaker channels to left and right front high mount. (above the left and right front listener level.) some users (like me) prefer the wall of front sound over the details of aide surround.
    [ Jason  Dec 21, 2016 ]
    Can I hook up an i-pOd to this receiver?
    [ Christine  Dec 11, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I do not own an IPod, but I don't believe you can hook one up unless the ipod does Bluetooth, in which case the receiver will connect...this is a cut-down receiver, with previous features such as ac outlets on the backside removed on this model
    [ MARC  Dec 12, 2016 ]
    Yes, with a aux cable and it has bluetooth capability as well.
    [ Alejandro  Dec 12, 2016 ]
    Can I connect this receiver to a soundbar?
    [ adam  Dec 08, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    According to the manual, this can be hooked up to a soundbar, but I asked the people at Crutchfield the same question. After getting this unit, I believe their answer to me (i.e. seems like wasting a lot of capability to power a sound bar with the Sony receiver.)
    [ L RICHARD  Dec 09, 2016 ]
    YEs you can
    [ deveret  Dec 09, 2016 ]
    How do you stream Netflix without ethernet port or Wifi connectivity?
    [ phil  Nov 17, 2016 ]
    6 answers
    Hi Phil ! I use AppleTV to stream countless apps HDMI to HDMI
    [ Daniel  Nov 19, 2016 ]
    Im sorry but I do not know as I have been running Netflix via the 'smart TV' function on my setup.
    [ JARED  Nov 19, 2016 ]
    as far as i know you don`t
    [ WILLIAM  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    [ MITCHELL  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    Id guess via Bluetooth from your phone/tablet
    [ chad  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    I'm sorry. I'm using a Roku for my streaming. I just run the HDMI from the Roku to the receiver in and then the HDMI out runs to mY tv
    [ Darrin  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    can i add outdoor speakers since it has 7 channels?
    [ JAson  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    [ chad  Sep 02, 2017 ]
    Yes. There is an A/B speaker selection button on the receiver that would allow you to switch from indoor speakers to outdoor speakers or both. But only one audio source can be used. You can't watch a movie indoors and listen to the radio outdoors at the same time.
    [ Jim  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    Does this receiver support Bravia sync for working with the remote for a Bravia TV?
    [ Steve  Sep 16, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    I have a Samsung TV but According to my STR-DH770 manual on page 70-71 Yes it does support Sony Bravia sync
    [ william  Sep 18, 2016 ]
    It worked with a Bravia Sony X930D. The TV remote controlled the receiver. It actually takes a lot of the menu options that are only available in the amp screen and brings them to the TV. You just have to hit sync menu on tv remote and choose device. That is the only model I tested it with.
    [ Cristiano  Sep 17, 2016 ]
    [ MICHAEL  Sep 17, 2016 ]
    I am not sure. There is a function on the remote to use Sony devices to control each other. This is the only Sony product I own. Everything else is Samsung. Sorry.
    [ Darrin  Sep 17, 2016 ]
    Can it's usb/bluetooth support lossless audio (FLAC/ALAC)?
    [ vjey2016  Jul 10, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I'm looking for a turntable and receiver to record my 500 albums to USB sticks and nano iPod that I have no idea how it works. Or cds what type of amp or receiver do I need to buy with surround sound playback ? And I'd like to have the digital cables and USB hdmil connection? Help
    [ T-Dub  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    No. The USB port supports MP3, WMA, AAC & WAV files. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps! My Bio:
    [ Ryan  Jul 13, 2016 ]  Staff

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