Bluetooth & USB Integration
Remote & App Control
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
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
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,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||8ch, 32-192kHz,
|DSD ||2-6ch, 2.8MHz,
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,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||6ch, 32-96Hz,
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
DTS, DTS ES,
DTS 96/24 |
Post Decoding Formats: The Sony AV receiver supports Dolby
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
HDMI 2.0a: The receiver is equipped with
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
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
Other HDMI Features: Other HDMI features of the Sony
STR-DH770 receiver include 3D video, HDMI Standby Pass-Through, A/V Sync, and
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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.
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
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.