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Sony STR-DG820 7.1 Channel Receiver (Black)

Released on 08 September 2008

Manufacturer: Sony

4.0 out of 5 (19 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Give your entertainment the power it deserves. This 7.1 channel A/V receiver is optimized for Blu-ray Disc media, with four HDMI inputs and support for the latest audio formats.

The STR-DG820 7.1 channel A/V receiver delivers the Full HD 1080 experience to a home theater system. This new 1080p A/V Receiver features HDMI with "Active Intelligence", plus x.v.Colour and 1080/24p signal capability. In addition to decoding uncompressed audio (LPCM via HDMI), the STR-DG820 decodes the latest audio formats from Dolby Labs and DTS making this model fully compatible with Blu-ray Disc. Now, you can hear the original mix of your favorite BD titles regardless of audio format.

Need more HDMI inputs? The STR-DG820 features four HDMI inputs that allows for more HD content to be connected. Looking for simplicity? BRAVIA Sync provides a one button operation (via HDMI) of your entire A/V experience with a select number of BRAVIA televisions. Because no room is perfect, Sony's Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (and its supplied microphone) simplifies speaker set up and optimizes speaker performance with the push of one button in just 30 seconds. This full featured A/V receiver expands its ability to playback music from various audio sources (i.e. iPod and Walkman music devices, PC, etc.) with the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT. Would you like to listen to satellite radio? The XM Connect-and-Play Ready feature provides the ability to access XM satellite radio programming in surround sound.
  • 7.1 Channel Receiver
  • Power: 110W + 110W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD)
  • New Audio Codec, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD
  • HDMI In/Out: 4/1 (Repeater)
  • 8 Channel Linear PCM
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • Digital Media Port
  • 24P True cinema / x.v.Colour
  • Digital cinema sound
  • Auto calibration (DCAC)

customer Reviews

 Average rating (19 reviews)

 What a bargain

| | See all robinbobbin's reviews (1)

Got this little baby the day after I got my 40" Samsung series 6 telly.

My local sony centre won't have them until the middle of august.

Easy to set up. the room callibration mic works a treat. I've had my old Denon for 10 years so the quality and sheer oomph that the hdmi and digital media port provides is just stunning.

I was able to bi wire my mains by using the little clip in connections too.

Stuck on "Serenity" upscaled to 1080i. The scene at the start when the ship is entering a planets atmosphere made me feel like I was being pressed into the sofa by a rabid rotweiller.

A fantastic entry level amp with singing crisp treble and tight punchy bass.

Why pay more.

 Sony STR-DG820 arrives along with Sky HD fixes in place

| | See all AshBash2403's reviews (2)

Without warning and with great pleasure comes the Sony STR DG-820 and I can confirm in these batches now they are the FIXED version and the SKY HD Box input when set to 'Auto' it will switch between the HDMI for normal and when Dolby Digital broadcast signal picked up (Sky Movies for example) it will switch to the Digital COAX or 'OPT' as it will show on the reciever display and works fine and I have tested this 100% on my NEW receiver which arrived on Monday. Everyone now has stocks appearing and we can now start to sing the praises and put the SKY HD issues behind us !!

 The reason this is not in stock.....

| | See all marksel's reviews (1)

.....Is because there is a problem with sky hd audio. Sky hd audio signals sent through hdmi are only stereo, whereas it is 5.1 with the digital optical connector. The problem is that this receiver cannot use the 2 connectors at the same time. Sony are working on a fix but it is not ready yet. Don't you wish play would have told you that?

 Good and and with updated firmware

| | See all joeg04's reviews (1)

Re previous two reviewers questions, i received amp on 20/10/2008 and includes updated firmware for Sky.

 Superb for the price !

| | See all Clint40's reviews (1)

In the past few years I have tried/owned many brand receivers some at £1000 mark; but, I am amazed that Sony can produce a Home Cinema Receiver with this level of sound quality at this price. The clarity, seperation and low frequency grunt is astonishing. As with most Auto Calibration systems do check the subwoofer level, following directions from the manual my setting was far too low (which may account for a certain review panel to state explosions lacked some impact). Setting my PDR10 sub at 11 oclock mark for vol & xover & running Auto calibtation again, lo and behold the bass was back (setting went from -7.5 to +7. Setting the receiver volume around 42, slapping on a DVD - Gunshots and explosions were now tickling my back through my 5.1 system - To top all of this the receiver is not even run in yet! One last tip - always use top quality speaker cable and interconnects etc there is a huge improvement in sound!

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