Sony® STR-DH520 3D Surround Sound AV Receiver
Great budget choice
About a year and a half ago, I decided I wanted to build a stereo in my room for music purposes. Me and this stereo have come a long way. I have listened to this thing every day since the day I got it, and It still works just as good as that day, If not better now that the speakers I bought along with it have broken in. The multiple channels have allowed me to combine speakers to equalize tonal ballance. My first set of speakers are a bit bass heavy, and my second set sounds very bright. I combined them, and BAM! A set of balanced speakers. This review was for music use on this reciever. Even if you are not looking for a video reciever, this is a great buy. I am very pleased with my purchase
June 17, 2013
nice piece of hardware for the $
nice piece of hardware for the $...
-why provide rca type video input jacks when there is no video upscale converter
-have not been able to get on-screen programming working on my bravia tv
December 12, 2012
Very good low budget receiver
Very easy to install and configure. I had limited budget so I bought Sony STR-DH520 receiver, Kenwood KS-3200HT-BK speakers and Kenwood SW-40HT-BK subwoofer.
I connected my components like this:
TV-Sony Receiver: hdmi
Computer-Sony Receiver: hdmi
sattelite receiver-Sony receiver: spdif
computer-Sony Receiver: spdif
All I had to do was connect speakers and subwoofer to Sony Receiver and then rest of components to Sony Receiver. I did auto calibration and everything worked like a charm.
Sound is very good, soft but with enough power. I really believe that I made "best buy" purchase
September 13, 2012
Better than entry level receiver
I got this for a real bargain, open box special minus the remote $149.00. I purchased the remote from Sony for only $25.00 for a total cost of $174.00. My old Harman Kardon receiver lost its left front speaker channel so I needed a replacement with HDMI and not too much money. Sony fit the bill perfectly. It sounds great with my satellite speakers, and I have all my video connections via HDMI. I have it hooked up to my old Sony 51KPWS520 rear projection t.v. and the remote works both the receiver and t.v. When I select a different video input, it is a little slow in the response. The receiver is perfectly sized as it matches the width of all the other video components, (cable box, Blu-ray, HD-DVD player). Definitely this receiver is above entry level, and for the right price, you can't go wrong with it.
April 23, 2012