SONY STR-DH520 7.1 Receiver - Affordable Options

What we have here is a low priced Midrange receiver that Sony just released in March.  Sony has certainly upped their game to compete with other A/V receiver manufacturers.  This receiver is dirt cheap for the features you can see summarized here.  Its a 7.1 channel 3D Ready receiver, which you cannot get elsewhere at this price.  The Sony STR-DH520 has quite a vast array of features for any receiver in this price range.  This is an excellent affordable option for the cash deprived :)


Sony STR-DH520 features:
Some additional handy features:

For those of you with Sony Televisions, this product is BRAVIA Sync Capable which allows you to operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products, Handycam Camcorders and Cyber-shot Digital Cameras.

24p True Cinema (pass-through)
Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation 3 gaming console via HDMI cable.

  • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (4 in, 1 out)
  • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
  • BRAVIA™ Sync for simplified operation with compatible Sony components (HDMI-CEC)
  • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 1 coaxial
  • 2 audio/video inputs with composite video
  • 2 audio-only inputs
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs
 Now the SONY STR-DH520 definately has the connectivity to provide any midrange consumer with all they need.  This product was released in March and the MSRP is $299.  Check it out here.  Its selling for about $100 less here.  This is an excellent buy for the features, quality video capabilities, decoding and connectivity.  
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