The Sony STR-DH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver is a highly capable receiver with support for 3D content pass through, as well as several other sophisticated features.
It features a total of six high definition inputs, including four HDMI and two component video to hook up all of your gear. It can support configurations up to 7.1 channels and supports an array of Dolby and DTS audio formats found on Blu-ray and DVD discs so you can get clear, high resolution audio with a rich, detailed sound field. This ensures you'll hear soundtracks closer to the way they were mastered in the studio.
If you've already got 3D Blu-ray discs or games, you can experience them to the fullest with this receiver, as it supports 3D pass through over HDMI for cinema quality wraparound visuals that will put you right into the action of your favorite entertainment, along with 3D content, a 3D capable HDTV or home theater projector, and a 3D ready cable.
The STR-DH520 also supports 24p True Cinema, so if you also have a TV that supports this feature you can see video at 24 frames per second. Since most films were shot and mastered using this frame rate (with video being shot at 30 fps), this means you'll get a more cinema-like experience when you watch your favorite movies.
With support for Deep Color and x.v. Color, this receiver can deliver over one billion colors when used with a TV and cable that are also compatible with this feature. While this is more colors than the human eye can discern, it allows for smoother, more lifelike video with a richer color spectrum.
Fully assignable inputs allow for use of all connections, and you can control everything with one remote thanks to the BRAVIA sync function, as long as you have other devices that also have BRAVIA sync.
Even when the unit isn't powered on, you can access your other devices without even turning on the receiver. The STR-DH520 combines several high end features in one sophisticated package. It offers exceptional audio support with multiple inputs and outputs for all your home theater components, and makes a smart addition to any setup.
- Six High Definition Inputs
- The STR-DH520 offers versatile HD connection options with six high definition inputs. Four HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a PlayStation 3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, and any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio. Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.
- 3D Over HDMI Pass Through
- This receiver is compatible with Blu-ray 3D movies, video games and other 3D content. Take advantage of the realistic visuals encoded on many Blu-ray discs and games.
- HD Digital Cinema Sound
- This mode is Sony's proprietary 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.
- 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 PlayStation3 gaming console via an HDMI cable.
- Audio Return Channel Support
- Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. Support for Audio Return Channel (ARC) allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV the STR-DH520 through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.
- Standby Pass Through of Audio and Video
- This feature allows you to access all of your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver. So even when it's not on, you can take advantage of streamlined control over your devices.
- Blu-ray Disc Audio Decoding
- Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio processors. This receiver decodes multiple audio formats to allow you to get the most detail from your movie soundtracks.
- x.v. Color
- If your Blu-ray player outputs x.v.Color, this receiver will pass it to your TV to deliver almost twice as many viewable colors as the existing RGB color standard. You'll see your favorite entertainment with richer color depth.
- BRAVIA Sync Capable
- Conveniently operate and control other 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.
- Pre-Programmed Remote Control
- An IR wireless remote control is included with pre-programmed settings for convenient control of your STR-DH520. It is assigned to operate Sony AV equipment and the input button can be reassigned to match the equipment connected to the receiver.