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Model Features: 5.2-Channel, 725W (145W x 5 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.5% THD), iPod/iPhone playback via USB, 4K pass-through, HD Digital Cinema Sound™, Dolby® TrueHD, Pro Logic IIz and DTS® HD Enhanced Audio Codecs
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.
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 HD 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.
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.
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 entertainment5. Don't have a 3D-compatible device yet? Don't worry. The HDMI inputs are also compatible with standard 2D devices.
Bring the excitement home with 5.2 channels, 725W, and iPhone® and iPod® connectivity. The STR-DH540 A/V receiver also handles all of your components with four HD inputs and 4K resolution pass-through. Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby® trueHD3, ProLogic IIz and dts®-HD master audio codecs. 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.
iPod® / iPhone® Music and Video Playback
Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod® or iPhone® while charging your device.
Future-proof your system and take a quantum leap in video clarity. The STR-DH540 allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector.
Audio Return Channel
Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI™ cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.
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 trade cable.
Four HDMI Inputs
Get versatile HD connection options with six HD inputs. Four HDMI™ inputs (up to 4K) let you connect a Sony® PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, any two other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio.
Compatible with Blu-ray 3D™ movies, video games and other 3D content
Standby Pass-Through of Audio & Video
Conveniently access all your HDMI™ connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Setup
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your A/V receiver and speakers with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.
Advanced Blu-ray Disc™ Audio Decoding
Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby® trueHD3, ProLogic IIz and dts®-HD master audio codecs.
BRAVIA® Sync Capable
Conveniently operate and control select Sony® BRAVIA® Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc™ Players, BRAVIA® HDTVs, and other Sony home theater products.
This review is from: SONY STRDH540 5.2-Channel AV Receiver
Pros: Replaced a New Pioneer Receiver that failed in just one month. This unit for most movies only needs to be turned up to 25-30% volume to be very loud with a 5.1 speaker setup with 2 towers up front. I like that you can set a sound mode default for different audio modes which allows you get the sound you want for music and movies. Much better for music then my Pioneer was. Auto calibration does need adjustment as it sets non full range speakers to large so it will take a bit of adjustment once the calibration is run but that is pretty much standard for any HT receiver so I didn't dock any points. Sleek design and easy to use and setup despite what I have read from others plus you can adjust sound while playing content which makes it great for setting the optimal crossovers for your content and balancing the system. All in All I couldn't be more pleased for the price this unit packs punch and sounds great for any budget conscious theater system. One other plus which was a requirement for me is the banana plugs, many receivers in this price range don't have the support but this one does which makes installation a breeze. All in All excellent and Sony Quality to boot. Some of the other vendors are lacking in Quality Control these days. This will be the one that just works and lasts and that's what I need, solid HT performance that lasts.
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