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SONY STRDH540 5.2-Channel 4K AV Receiver

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SONY STRDH540 5.2-Channel 4K AV Receiver


The STRDH540 5.2-Channel 4K AV Receiver allows you to bring the excitement home with its 5.2 channels, 725 watts and iPhone and iPod connectivity. It also handles all of your components with 4 HD inputs and 4K resolution pass-through. Now, all of your music and movies will get the multi-layered sound quality they deserve with HD Digital Cinema Sound and auto calibration for easy set-up.

Features

Invite your iPod.
Queue up your favorite playlist or the latest blockbuster hit stored on your iPod or iPhone, all while charging your device*. Plugging it in to the front-facing USB input couldn't be simpler. And since your device stays charging the whole time, it's ready to go when you are. (*iPod support is limited to the following players: iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation, iPod 4th& 5th generation & iPod mini and iPhone 3G, 3Gs and 4G models.)


Make the connection.
Four HDMI inputs (up to 4K) let you connect a PS3 system, your Blu-ray player, plus another two HDMI-capable devices for high def video and audio. So many versatile HD connection options make hooking up new devices an effortless affair.


HD digital cinema sound.
Add instant auditory depth perception for dramatic, cinematic sound that closely mimics what you experience at the movie theater. For better effect positioning, use Front Height mode to enable vocal height and 3D effects that have the power to make action sequences, concerts and movies truly theatrical.


4K pass-through.
Future-proof your system and take a quantum leap in video clarity. The STR-DH740 receiver allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector. Make your next movie night a jaw dropping experience with imagery that is nothing short of revolutionary.


3D pass-through.
Enter a new dimension in home entertainment. Featuring four HDMI inputs with 3D pass-through, you can connect your compatible 3D Blu-ray player, PS3 system, cable box or satellite receiver to start enjoying a vast array of 3D entertainment. Don't have a 3D-compatible device yet? Don't worry. The HDMI inputs are also compatible with standard 2D devices.


What's in the Box


Learn more about the Sony STRDH540

General

Brand
SONY
Type
Receiver
Model
STRDH540
Color
Black
Channels
5.2-Channel

Processing

Power Output
725W (145W x 5 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.5% THD)
Decoder
DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes (only Dicrete 6.1)
DTS 96/24/ DTS Neo:6
DTS HD MA/ DTS HD HR
Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital: Yes (Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital)
Dolby Dual Mono
Dolby Prologic/II /IIx /IIz: Yes (Prologic, ii, iix, iiz)
Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +: Yes (Dolby TruHD and Dolby Digital +)
LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI : Yes (2CH/ 5.1CH /7.1CH)
D/A Converter
96kHz/24bit
Audio
2ch: Yes
A.F.D. Auto: Yes
Analog Direct: Yes
Headphone 2ch: Yes
Headphone Direct: Yes
Jazz Club: Yes
Live Concert: Yes
Multi Stereo: Yes
Neo:6 Cinema: Yes
Neo:6 Music: Yes
PLII Movie: Yes
PLII Music: Yes
Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
Pure Direct: Yes
Sound Field Link: Yes
Video
3D over HDMI: Yes
Audio Return Channel: Yes
Audio Widget: Yes
BRAVIA SYNC (CEC Control): Yes (One-Touch Play, System Audio Control, System Power Off, Theater Mode(No button on RM))
HDMI(tm) video output capability: 4K, 1080p, 1080/24p Deep Color (up to 36 bit) x.v.Color (xvYCC)
Power Off Pass Through: Yes
A/V SYNC: Yes(Fixed)
A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
A/V Sync Time (msec): 60msec

Radio

FM/AM Tuner
Included

Connectivity

HDMI
4 In / 1 Out
Digital Optical Audio
2 In
Digital Coaxial Audio
1 In
Headphone Jack
Yes
iPod Compatibility
Yes
Other Connectors
AV In: Including Front AV : 2
Analog Audio In : 2 (not including AV in)
Center: Yes
Front (Bass/Treble): Yes
Front A (L/R): Yes

Power

Power Supply
120V 60Hz
Consumption
200W
Standby Consumption
0.3W

Features

Features
Model features: 5.2-channel, iPod/iPhone playback via USB, 4K pass-through, HD Digital Cinema Sound, Dolby TrueHD, Pro logic IIz and dts HD Enhanced Audio Codecs

Auto Standby: Yes

Digital Input Assign: Yes

Display: 10 digit dot matrix

Sleep Timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
17" x 6-1/4" x 13" (WxHxD)
Weight
16 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


Customer Reviews of the Sony STRDH540

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  • dinh l.
  • 9/9/2014 3:55:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSony STRDH540 5.2

Pros: Bought this a year ago for $180 on sale. Works great till now.

Cons: When it gets up to 90% of the volume sometimes it goes into protection mode. I rarely go up to 70-80%.

Other Thoughts: Would buy it again if the price is under $200. I cant give this a 5 stars because there are more better recievers than this.

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  • Jerry B.
  • 8/5/2014 3:31:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective product line

Pros: It sounds good when it actually works.

Cons: Never before have I seen a piece of equipment this defective by design. The biggest flaw being a PROTECTOR "feature" that suddenly shuts down the device for seemingly no reason at all. Upon closer inspection I believe it is related to overheating, but it is not even that hot when it occurs.

Here is Sony's explanation of the issue:

https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/39211/c/65,66/p/41901,43145,92877,70333/

There is no way to turn this "feature" off. So either the device is way too prone to overheating or the protector shuts itself off at unacceptably low temperatures.

Other issues with this product include a horrible setup menu, awkward HDMI pass-through, and several other flaws I can't think of right now since my main concern is that it isn't even functioning right now.

Never again will I buy another Sony product. Completely unacceptable.

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  • Saran N.
  • 7/10/2014 7:38:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: Inexpensive, included mic for auto-configuration, all features work, good as new.

Cons: Menu navigation is clumsy, takes a while to turn on.

Other Thoughts: I got an new-looking "Refurbished" receiver in good packaging. Everything works well. I've left it on for over 3 months without any issues. .

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  • Keith W.
  • 6/28/2014 6:17:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Receiver

Pros: I am happy I bought this receiver. This is the nicest receiver I have ever owned. Great value for the money. It was properly packaged. No dents, scratches, no marks of any kind. Set up was easy. I run all my peripherals thru the HDMI ports and I love the sound output. Much better than my 20 year old Pioneer. My 30 day warranty is almost up and I have the utmost confidence this receiver will last me for years.

Cons: None

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  • Glenn W.
  • 6/2/2014 6:07:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Unit for the Bucks

Pros: Poorly packaged. On arrival the box had damage. Opening the box proved that damage was on the receiver it's self. Unit works great tho. Put it thru it's paces, pretty much what I wanted it for. Other than the dent from shipping. It's a great unit. It's in a cabinet so the dent is really not a problem for me. Sounds fantastic compared to my 20 yr old TEAC. Which by the way is still preforming very well to be 20. Hope to get the same kind of service out of this one.

Cons: Packaging needs to be improved. If it had been packaged right., it wouldn't have a dent. Looks like something fell on top of the box & damaged the housing of the unit. UPS must have dropped something on it.

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  • Thomas W.
  • 5/9/2014 10:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnit damaged in shipment

Pros: Unable to provide information since units was too damaged to even attempt connection. Parts were literally falling off and rattling inside the receiver

Cons: Unable to provide product evaluation information - see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Refurbished unit was very poorly packed and it very likely the reason it was damaged so severly in shipment. Materials protecting the contents of the package consisted of broken bits of Styrofoam wedged here and there - all of which were totally inadequate for protection in shipment. This was not shipped in the original box but a standard plain brown cardboard box. I would avoid this item at all costs.

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  • Robert G.
  • 3/1/2014 6:25:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat price for a very good Item

Pros: 4 HDMI with pass through.
Easy Speaker setup with included mic.
Great sound fields and Dolby Decoding.

Cons: There is so much packed into this wee little box it takes a bit to get it to do everything you want. The instruction manual is needed to understand it.
There is not network hookup.
30 day warranty, not sure if this is a con as most electronic devices fail in the first two weeks.

Other Thoughts: This is a 5.2 receiver the .2 refers to using two power sub woofers. Not sure if needed but its there. This is a refurbished unit and it works exactly like a new unit without the price. It came with all accessories except batteries for the remote. The box did not have a fancy graphics it was just plain however the unit was packed like it was, same foam padding and same accessories.
For maximum enjoyment hook up a TV for the HDMI out so you can see the receiver menus. It would almost be impossible to adjust with out the visual menus. A person sent the receiver back due to this. I think I got his unit. I think I got an awesome receiver for the price.

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  • Tao J.
  • 1/30/2014 12:12:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLoud static noise

Pros: 4K passthrough (not useful yet)/HDMI/good sound

Cons: As soon as plugged into the outlet, the subwoofer starts generating intermittent but loud static noise that I couldn't get rid of, making watching TV impossible. I think the receiver for some reason interferes with my cable box since no such static noise was audible when the cable box is switched off.

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  • Shan G.
  • 12/12/2013 3:45:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's working

Pros: Everything is working just fine so far. My system looked completely new, though the box it came in was slightly disconcerting.

Cons: No complaints for now.

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  • Eric R.
  • 12/5/2013 12:08:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsso far so good

Pros: Day 1: so far so good. It's working, its a refurbed unit with a refurb sticker, refurb 30 day warranty card. The remainder of this review concerns the amp in particular, not the refurb part.

The On screen display is an improvement over the STRDH700 that this replaced. It's easier to go through the settings on a tv rather than the 1 line display on the amp.

Feature rich. Clean display without the typical icons of an amp (speakers in particular).

Cons: There is no way to disable the OSD when you adjust volume, so during a movie a little number shows up on the screen as you adjust volume, I hate that.

Set the HDMI audio output to AMP only (instead of AMP+TV), or the amp will force audio to 2.0 no matter the source (5.1 or 7.1 or whatevs). (see other thoughts).

Other Thoughts: I had a scare, the amp would shut down after 2 seconds. Turns out it was a 1 foot long HDMI cable that I was using to go to a HDMI splitter that sends the signal to 2 devices simulaneously (TV and Projector). I never had that happen, but the amp did NOT like the 1 foot HDMI cable. Replacing it with a 6 foot cable that came with the PS4 and everything works.

I set my PS4 to DTS (instead of Linear PCM) so the amp does 5.1. Otherwise, the PS4 sends 7.1 to the amp. But since this amp is only 5.1, Linear PCM would probably work and the amp will blend the 4 surround channels into 2. I'll have to test that.

Same with the PS3, I unchecked Linear PCM 7.1 output to prevent all the channels from going over to the receiver but that might not be necessary.

I tested 3d passthrough and it works (that was the reason for purchase). Also tested HDMI standby passthrough (PS4, PS3 and Apple TV to TV, with amp off). That works also, which is neat to use because it sends sound to the TV. This is a better alternative than the AMP+TV setting that messes with sound. They should remove the AMP+TV option (which causes audio to be 2.0) and if you want to use your TV speakers just turn the amp off, then passthrough sends audio to the TV. When you turn the amp on, no more sound to TV as the AMP only setting sends audio to the speakers.

PS4 forums are filling up with complaints about Sony amps only outputting 2.0 sound, and it's always because the HDMI Audio is set to AMP+TV.

The only thing I don't like is the little volume number that lingers on the screen when I change volume during a movie. There should be a way to turn that off but I looked at every menu option and can't find it.

The auto sound level adjustment is amazing, it is able to detect the distance to each speaker to the inch. Really neat to see and hear it in action.

As this is a refurb, I only have 30 days to make sure everything works, but so far so good. I'll write again if it dies prematurely. I tested every input including ipod USB support. Time will tell, but the thing arrived with no fingerprints or any visual wear and tear at all, and it came with all the peripherals (fm and am antenna, mic for auto adjustment, manua, remote (but no batteries).

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