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Sony - 725W 5.2-Ch. Hi-Res 4K Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 648 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value and Performance, but needs more ports

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    callmeageeth
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    I needed to upgrade my receiver to one with HDCP 2.2 ports. My old receiver was Sony so I was sticking with that brand (because I like my old one). Unfortunately I was stuck in wonderland where I either purchased this "budget" receiver with only 4 HDMI ports, or spend several hundred dollars for the high end model with 7 ports but included a bunch of additional features I don't need. I opted with making my AV system work with the 4 ports, although I'm already missing the plug in play of a front HDMI port. Not an absolute dealbreaker, but it bothers me. My other big complaint is that you cannot rename the inputs, this was a surprise and as silly as it may sound, I probably would have upgraded to the more expensive model had I known (this along with # of ports). I can never remember if my PS4 Pro is plugged into the SA-CD port or GAME port. Sure, I can memorize it, but seriously, how difficult would it have been to give me the option to rename the inputs!?! All in all, if you have a 5.1 setup and need HDCP 2.2 ports for your 4K content, this is a great midlevel option. While I don't think it's quite fair to call it a basic receiver (there are more budget friendly models) compared to other high end receivers it is a basic receiver but sometimes that's all you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic A/V Receiver, does the job!

    Posted
    AZTECH
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    For the price this is a great entry level A/V receiver. I purchased this primarily for the price. Also, because I was in a rush to get a 4K pass-through receiver to go with my new 4K TV. Basic easy set up if you use the Auto Calibration (recommend). I like that it is not bulky, simple clean look. Works well! A few minor things that I was disappointed with no USB port to directly connect your device. However, it does have a bluetooth feature. I prefer the direct USB connection. I thought it would be louder, my previous receiver (also a Sony) would have the house shaking at a volume at 38 with this receiver I have to be at a volume of 50 to achieve the same effect. Next, the "amp menu" can be difficult to navigate & the manual does not offer a layout of the "menu tree" which would be very helpful to help you navigate the settings. Lastly, the speaker connections are a mix of binding posts with your standard insert & pinch type connectors. I would have preferred that all the connections be binding posts. These are minor dislikes based on personal preference. Regardless, a good receiver, no issues thus far. Great for the price! Recommend it if you want something simple, low cost & if you are not a hardcore audiophile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, terrible interface.

    Posted
    manybrews
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    As many people here have stated, this is a decent receiver for the money. Sound quality is fine, plug and play. Only it’s not that simple. Many settings are not turned on or active by default for some unknown reason. The g.u.i ONLY works for a few basic sound modifications, and the rest of the menus are utterly buried in difficult to reach sub menus that can only be accessed via the terrible little screen on the front of the unit. For instance, I found that full HDR was not getting passed through the hdmi ports. Couldn’t figure out why until I did some digging and found the hdmi ports need to be set to “enhanced” instead of “standard” for some unknown reason. Why it would be set like this and why the g.u.i simply doesn’t display ALL the menus on the tv is a glaring omission and really, really frustrating. Having said that, once I dug around the awful, terrible menus I was able to get everything to work. And it sounds fine for an entry level receiver.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good receiver for the money

    Posted
    JoshP
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    I was looking for a receiver that has 4k passthrough and ARC to replace a nice working older receiver. Honestly this receiver was not as nice as the old receiver but the picture quality very good and having the ARC HDMI makes the smart TV easy to set up. I'm not using surround sound so I cannot comment on how it handles that. It does do a good job with virtual surround and processing front sound. The size is also nice, it's about 3 inches shorter than the last receiver which makes it fit much better in the media center. The one gripe if have with this (and hopefully it will be fixed in a firmware update) is that when you turn on automatic input switching through the HDMI it works very well, but for some reason when it switches back to HDMI input from ARC it pops the input selection screen up. You then have to get the remote and close the menu, which kind of defeats the purpose of not having to use the remote to switch inputs. Overall I would recommend this receiver as a nicely priced option for basic setups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good entry level receiver

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    Beez
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    I bought this AV receiver as an upgrade to my 10+ year old receiver. I had recently purchased a new TV stand and unfortunately the stand that I had purchased could not fit my old receiver. It was a sign from the audio gods to upgrade! My needs became very specific in terms of physical size of the new receiver. I went to my local BB and came across this receiver. If you’re in a situation similar to mines I would suggest taking a look into this one. It has almost all the bells and whistles to get your foot into the door of 4K home theater entertainment (besides the TV of course). This was a big upgrade as far as power and features compared to my old receiver which did not have Bluetooth or support for 4K. Overall I am pleased with the product and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a small lightweight AV receiver equipped with features to support the modern day home entertainment experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent system; sound issues?

    Posted
    Zach
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    This receiver would have gotten a full 5 stars, except that for whatever reason, it DOES NOT give off the same or better sound than my old non-4k receiver did. Specifically the center speaker. Worked just fine with the old receiver but ...ok well it does work, but the sound is soooo trebley! I know the center speaker is where all your spoken dialogue usually comes through for the most part, but there is a noticable difference now. It sounds like the audio is coming out of an older smart phone. I've messed around with both the settings and the connection, nothing seems "off." And it would cost $130 to have geek squad come out and look because they consider it an installation. But yeah aside from that it's a great receiver. It has an audio option, Front Surround, simulates surround sound using only the front left and right speakers (and sub). That's what i use due to the center speaker issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Receiver with Great Sound

    Posted
    Beuge
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    The Sony STRDH590 offers excellent sound, easy setup, and great flexibility. Out of the box, setup was a cinch: Plug in your speakers, plug in your devices, and power the unit on. Then run through the system's initial setup which uses a calibration microphone to analyze your room. And that's really it...go and enjoy a movie. Initial sound settings were pretty good. And with multiple codecs and sound profiles available for each input, you can tailor the sound to your individual tastes and make it great. The HDMI (x4), Bluetooth, Optical Audio, and powered USB offer plenty of connectivity for all of your game systems and streaming media players. And the HDMI pass-through works in standby: Good news for the wife, who just wants to turn the TV on and go. My only issue: Settings are strewn across multiple entry points: 'Home', 'Options', 'Amp Menu'. Some appear on the TV, some on the front display of the unit. So finding the particular setting your after can be tricky. That said, the STRDH590 has greatly simplified my setup and sounds great. Very happy with the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just a quick Bluetooth note

    Posted
    DLynch
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    This receiver sounds great, yet, wanted to add a quick note. First I had a Sony Bravia system that was fantastic and lasted for over fifteen years. I bought this receiver and thought that I'd be able to reuse my existing speakers. I want to add just two comments to set expectations. First, the Bravia came with a simply direct connect unpowered sub woofer. This Receiver wasn't compatible with the old subwoofer. It has to have a separately powered subwoofer... it cost nearly as much as the receiver. Second, I like to listen to action movies semi loud and was hoping that the Bluetooth connectivity would allow me to pair with my wireless headphones. The short story is that the STR- DH590 receiver doesn't support wireless transmitting to external headsets, devices, etc... Disappointed but it still has great sound (especially with the new subwoofer!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As expected

    Posted
    Leslie
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    Performed as expected from the specifications. Liking the ease of connecting via Bluetooth and the convenience of the remote control. Of interest is the lack of a balance control to adjust the relative volume of the two speakers I use. What is provided is an automatic system that depends on a (provided) microphone that you place at the preferred listening location. Works great, but sometimes I want to listen from a workstation near one of the speakers and alter the balance. I could bring out the microphone and perform a re-balance, but that's inconvenient for the temporary purpose. Fortunately, the range of the remote is adequate to take it across the room with me to the workstation.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade to an older Kenwood

    Posted
    Terry
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    I got this to replace a very old Kenwood (pre-HDMI) receiver. The difference between the two was like night and day. The sound quality is much better and the features included are a definite upgrade from the 12-year-old Kenwood it replaced. The on-screen GUI leaves a little to be desired and the setup instructions aren't the greatest. Also, I was disappointed that the hi-level speaker connections didn't use binding/banana posts for all of the connections (only the fronts use binding posts; the center and rears use spring-connectors), a small gripe, but I prefer the banana post connections. Still, the unit was a much needed upgrade and offers many features that I didn't have previously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but slow to power up.

    Posted
    rocketman
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    The set up is easy with the supplied microphone and auto scan to check all speakers and adjust for distance and frequency response. I use the input switching on the TV instead of the one in the receiver. I use fiber optic from the TV to the receiver to transfer the audio. It works great. The receiver does not have a switched AC outlet to connect the sub woofer so I leave the sub woofer on all the time. The time from turning on the receiver to when sound comes out is 8 seconds. This is a little long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replaced much older Sony AVR

    Posted
    KB13
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    Bought new TV and needed to upgrade--old Sony AVR didn't even have HDMI (but still worked and sounded great). Stayed with Sony as previous AVR was solid and I wanted to use the original speakers. This is a low to mid-range AVR--nothing more, nothing less. It functions adequately and as with all Sony AVRs you must wait out the slight "boot up" period after turning it on. It has turned off once by itself, but no continuing problems as of yet. Sonys get hot--they must have plenty of "breathing room."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Receiver to switch 4K Sources

    Posted
    drdeputy
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    I just got a new projector and my old Sony (though not terribly old) wasn't able to switch 4K sources, so time to update. I didn't want to spend a lot and this model suited my needs and my budget. The price was right and the features did what I need for theater. It would have been a 5 star, but the sound I can get out of the receiver is less than stellar for music, so for theater it's fine, but it isn't a 'do-everything' receiver. I'm happy that it was in stock and I was wanting to get my home theater going quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level 4k receiver so far

    Posted
    Meph
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    All the basic features, great sound for our room. Took a star for very minor issues - for some reason the streaming device grabs the output at start, and getting the speakers set correctly for the different signal types was a little annoying (the menu could be clearer). Otherwise great for our needs - a couple of gaming consoles, a streaming device, and a couple of separate audio connections. When the device comes on, there is a click loud enough to scare the dog.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great sound for the price!

    Posted
    john
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    i brought this to replace my old receiver and was surprised by the sound quality...just great sound! i have a 5.1 system and if you are a novice you have a mic system you can set and use to balance the sound of each speaker.a pro like me the sony has an easy manual setup where you can balance each speaker and control the volume.one downside is no dolby atmos but not needed if you have a 5.1 system the dolby digital is fine.if you use a soundbar or 2 speaker setup it even has a front surround setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for starters

    Posted
    Kellz
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    This was my first reciever I ever bought and I can honestly say I'm satisfied the setup up was simple and it worked as advertised. The more I played with it the more movies I watched and the more I did my research I realized I should of spent a little bit more for a more top tier reciever. This one does the job but has limitations as far as sound and features on my next purchase I'm definitely going bigger like 7.1 with atmos and all the bells and whistles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the price

    Posted
    LWB64
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    I've had this hooked up for about a month now, and I'm very satisfied with it. I've really only been using it for TV sound (regular tv and a 4K player), as well as using the Bluetooth to play music on my phone. I'm very happy with the quality and clarity of both. Haven't used the FM tuner yet, I am a little disappointed that there is no AM band...but I rarely listened to that anyway, so it's not a big deal. Menu navigation is a bit confusing, but patience will ultimately pay off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Receiver for the Price

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    Dmozoid
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    This receiver was the least expensive in on the shelf. It does everything it is supposed to well and has enough ports for all my devices. The only reason it is not a 5/5 is there is a slight delay when using the remote. For example when hitting the volume button or changing the input there seems to be a half second hesitation. It would not stop me from buying it again and I don't know that they don't all behave this way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    Sailorguy
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    In upgrading our home theater the receiver that we had was not very compatible with our TV and DVR, issues with syncing the systems. Decided to try and stay with the same brand for compatibility. Only short fall is this receiver does no have the capability to add a couple additional speakers. I like to pipe music into my basement when I am working at in my basement shop. Everything else is working very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good deal for price

    Posted
    Bazebolljim
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    The receiver performs very good and was fairly easy to hook up. There were some issues such as turning off automatically at a low volume. That was resolved in settings, but I had to figure it out on my own. Also, a minor inconvenience in that when turned on, the menu screen pops up instead of defaulting to the last input used. Easily removed by pushing the button of the device needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend