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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Sounding Entry Level 4K A/V Receiver

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    DoctorHoo
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    The Sony STR-DH590 is part of Sony’s new 2018 lineup and supports the newest audio and video standards such as Bluetooth audio streaming, Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D over HDMI, HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.2, HDR (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision™ Compatible), along with 4K 60P 4:4:4 support. All 4 HDMI inputs support HDMI 2.0b (which added support for HLG) and HDCP 2.2. Setup was very easy. It only took a few minutes for me remove my old receiver (Sony STR-DG720) and hook everything up to the new one. When you first turn it on, you are presented with a GUI menu on your TV screen where you can then perform an easy audio calibration by plugging in the included microphone and placing it where you would normally sit. Then the receiver goes through a quick process by playing sounds through your speakers and adjusting the output. After a minute or two, your speakers are calibrated and the resultant sound is amazing! I was always very happy with the sound from my old STR-DG720 and did not expect much improvement from the new STR-DH590 but I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement in sound quality I experienced. As with the STR-DG720, the new STR-DH590 produced vocals that were very clear and easily understandable. But everything sounded crisper and more detailed. Maybe I’m imagining things, but the position of sounds seemed more precise with sounds coming all around me. It seemed like I was hearing things that I did not hear before. I currently have a 4.1 speaker setup and the new receiver seemed to have brought new life to my old speakers. The STR-DH590 also supports S-Force PRO Front Surround which is a technology that produces virtual surround sound using only 2 physical front speakers. I did not try this since I have 5 physical speakers in my setup. With the new Sony STR-DH590, I am able to get full surround sound from all my media devices and game systems (Panasonic BD player, Apple TV, Fire TV, nVidia Shield TV, Roku Ultra, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox One S) while using NetFlix, Amazon Prime Video, and Vudu. I did encounter a problem with my Xbox One S however. When I tried to use Amazon Prime Video with my Xbox One S, it displayed a blank screen with a message about not being able to display the content. I suspected a HDCP handshaking issue. My Xbox One S was connected to the STR-DH590 using an older external 1080p HDMI switch. I replaced the switch with a new Rocketfish RF-G1501 4K HDMI switch and new Rocketfish 4K HDMI cables and the problem went away. My other game systems (PS3 and Wii U) also work great with the new receiver. I still only have a 1080p HDTV so I wasn’t able to judge it based on its 4K video capabilities but the STR-DH590 has all the 4K features that I would want when I do upgrade my HDTV. There are some usability issues that could be improved upon. The on screen GUI menu feels incomplete because it cannot be used to adjust all the settings of the Sony STR-DH590. There are some settings that can only be adjusted using the display panel menu. In this day and age, I think the on screen GUI menu should be able to adjust every setting that is available on the display panel menu. The display panel menu also has a dated feel (it’s very similar to the display panel menu on my old STR-DG720 receiver). There is also a disconnected feeling between the two menu systems. With the panel display menu, you can rename inputs. So, if I have my Roku Ultra connected to the receiver’s SAT/CATV HDMI input, I can use the display panel menu to rename it as “Roku”. After doing this, when I switch the input by pressing the SAT/CATV button on my remote, the display panel will display “Roku”. But if I want to use the on screen GUI menu to switch inputs, the input is still displayed as “SAT/CATV” instead of “Roku” on the GUI. Also, the new STR-DH590 has the same limitation as my old STR-DG720 where you can only use the optical audio input when using the TV as the source. My HDTV does not support ARC and only has a coax digital output so I had to use a “coax to optical converter” to connect my HDTV to the new Sony STR-DH590. It would have been nice to have a choice of using either the coax audio input or the optical audio input when using the TV as the source. If it were possible to reassign the coax audio input to the TV source then I wouldn’t need a “coax to optical converter” and things would be a little less cluttered with my home theater setup. Based on ease of setup, sound quality, compatibility with all my media and gaming devices, and support of the most recent video and audio standards, I would give the new STR-DH590 5 stars. I only wished the on screen GUI was a bit more full feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Difficult Menus But Overall Great Value

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    Timbo
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    Purchased this from BestBuy for $178 before tax. At the time it was the best priced AV Receiver in this category (4K/HDR/5.1). Next best was a similar Yamaha for around $220. Being the my first AV Receiver, I was OK with a budget entry system as this seemed to have all the features I needed. And overall, I am satisfied. Setup... Using it with a Xbox One S connected to the MediaBox HDMI input on the Receiver. This carries both video and sound from the Xbox to the Receiver (receiver needs to be set to HDMI Enhanced for 4K/HDR pass through). From there, the HDMI out on the receiver takes the video over to my 50" Samsung NU6900 4K HDR TV. Sound from the receiver is passed to my Harman Kardon HKTS 16 speaker system via speaker wires and the LFE sub-woofer connection. Usage... The Sony DH590 seems to have good sound output, but I am not a full fledged audiophile. Setting up the unit itself and plugging everything in is fairly simple in and of itself. However, there are a lot of menus and tons of settings that can make things a bit confusing. If you set it up as I do, you can see menus from the receiver on the TV. But only some of the receiver's features can be accessed that way. The rest must be accessed using the small, basic display on the front of the unit. The display can only show a single line of text about 15-20 characters long. Scrolling through and into/out of different menus can be cumbersome. Menu items are often abbreviated which adds to the mystery as to what is does (ex "STBY.LINK," "CTRL.HDMI," "S.F. SYNC"). The included manual helps a little with this but the "Help Guide" online is a bit more helpful. Luckily I pick this stuff up quick and have already gotten accustomed to navigating the settings. But why don't they just make everything accessible from the TV? Or provide a larger display on the front? It's 2018 but this menu system feels 25+ years old. Sound Processing... The receiver comes with a mic you can use to run a calibration at startup or whenever you want by pressing the Home button. It will play some loud beeps and bops from the speakers and set the distance, cross over frequency, level, etc of your system for ideal output. I suppose this works well but I am no expert here. The receiver has many "Sound Fields" which are basically preset profiles for different types of sound. There are "Sound Fields" for Movies, Music, etc. These can be a bit confusing and picking the best one is difficult. I am still trying to determine if there is a 'off' for the sound fields, so I can hear music without any type of preset profile. Annoyances... -The CTRL.HDMI function must be on for the HDMI ARC function to work. This allows audio from the TV to be sent to the receiver via the HDMI cable (think about using the smart apps on the TV). However, when I have this on, the startup/ "Home" menu for the receivers is displayed on the TV every time I turn it on and will remain until cleared away with the receiver remote. Luckily I don't need the ARC function with my setup so I turn CTRL.HDMI off. Perhaps there is another work around but that is what I did. -My main (basically only) media device is the Xbox One S. As I switch apps within the Xbox (Netflix, Hulu, games, etc) the receivers does this refresh of sorts. The receiver acts as if I am changing inputs and the screen goes black (remember my video is passed thru the receiver) for 3-5 seconds before it comes back up and my input ("MEDIABOX") is displayed. Perhaps each Xbox app uses different audio/video formats and forces the receiver to refresh itself. I'm still looking into a solution for this one. In reality it doesn't impact the functionality of the receiver, just makes the transition between apps a little less pleasing to the eyes. But you're not missing anything during that brief blackout as the app is just loading. Still, it bugs me a little, makes switching apps a little annoying. Overall I am pleased with this receiver. If I could change anything, it would a more straightforward and less confusing menu system and settings. But I imagine once I get everything sorted out, I won't need to dive into those settings very often. Best advice would be to take a long look at the manual AND Help Guide before digging into setting this up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Receiver with HDCP 2.2, HDR 10 Support

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    Indiaj0nes
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    Good Receiver with HDR Support What's in the box ----------------- Sony 725W 5.2-Ch. Hi-Res 4K Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver Summary Review -------------- Here is a quick summary - Pros ---- 1. Slim Design, it is 1 inch shorter than the prior version STR-DH550 and it is also 1 inch less deep 2. 4k Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision Compatible, HDCP 2.2 Compatible 3. Very good Sound QUality , High Res Audio Compatible 4. Simple and easy bluetooth connectivity. No Need to Keep the receiver on, it will turn on automatically on connecting to phone (Same as my Onkyo but better, we will talk more) Cons ---- 1. No Dolby Atoms 2. No Pandora/Spotify connectivity (although you can bluetooth it) 3. No Chromecast Built in 4. No Wifi (I Dont care about this feature) 5. 4 HDMI In Ports ( Detail Review ------------- I had Onkyo TX-NR656 and i replaced it with this one not because this one was more powerful, just because it is slimmer and powerful enough for me. Now that i come from the very popular Onkyo TX-NR656 receiver, i can give you some comparison. I understand that i will be comparing apples to oranges as the Onkyo costs $200 more than this one, with that being said, i think the feature set that you get with this receiver provided a good value. So, Lets take the pros first. I love the slim design, i have a TV Stand which is open design and the Onkyo sticks out. with this one, its all the way in and with less than 6 inch (5 1/4") height, it is not massive. i like that. My Prior Onkyo was 170W per channel and this one is 145W per channel and i can tell you that i cannot find any noticeable differance HDCP 2.2 Support, both of them support it, This was a major compliant in the STR-DH550 model because that one did not support it. But sony now has corrected the mistake in this reciever by including it. Not only that HDR10 is also supported and i tested it with Netflix. Good Video output and Pass-through Same as my Onkyo, Once you connect to the reciever, the receiver automatically turns on. So you do not need to look for the report nor you need to turn on the TV to play the music which is a good conveience. What i liiked about the Sony as compared to Onkyo is that Sony has a very quick connection vs Onkyo which is extremely slow. Now to the Cons. This one does not have Dolby Atmos, for some folks this may be a bummer but i do not have 7.1.2 setup, so it did not matter to me much. i have 5.1 setup. Other Cons, like Wifi, Chromecast, Pandora...All of these have workarounds, Pandora, Spotify on your phone and streaming via bluetooth will solve that. Wifi COnnection for playing media files? Hmm, I can connect a micro desktop to the HDMI Port and be done with that..Chromecast, The Onkyo Chromecast is frustratingly slow, So i rather connect a chromecast dongle to a HDMI Port, that solves that. Now, I wish there were a couple more HDMI input. But for the price, i can live without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Amp for a Good Price

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    Jason
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    I replaced my old Sony amp that stopped working but it was over 10 years old and I definitely put it through the ringer. I was able to take the new one out of the box and had it up and running in about 10 minutes. All of the HDMI connections were a breeze as well as the speaker connections. I also tested the optical input to make sure it would work and it worked with no issues. Make sure you make the connections before you turn on the system. Once all the connections are made, plug it in and turn it on. Turn on the TV/cable box/satellite box or whatever you use and turn up the volume. Plug in the little microphone that comes with the unit. Take the microphone where you normally sit and use the calibration feature to get the best set up for your speakers. Then let the system do the testing and setup for you. Don't have surround speakers. That's OK. This system will run on just the 2 speakers, left and right. The amp also comes with surround simulation with just the two front speakers and sounds great. I have this set up in my living room that has an open floor plan to the dining and kitchen area. Even with all that open space, this amp gets loud. Although it won't make your ears bleed, you won't need to turn it all the way up to feel the bass. It also provides several simulations like hall which provides an echo to the sound like you are in a concert hall. It's definitely not the top of the line amp, but I'm not running a movie theater. I'm watching and listening in my living room. This amp has plenty of power and sounds great. My only disappointment is that I don't have two sub woofers to really shake my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent features & sound; affordable too.

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    JoeH
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    I'm always happy with Sony products, and this is no exception. It was on sale at the time of purchase at Best Buy, ($249.99!) and I paired it with a new TCL monitor and existing speakers. More than enough power for five medium-sized speakers at 145W per channel (and our own powered sub) in our family/living room. (We only have/need 1 sub, but it's great to have the second option if you need more bass). Works flawlessly with our Harmony Remote system; has plenty of HDMI & digital inputs plus a few other (analog) inputs to round things out. HDMI outs switch quickly and without problems. It looks sleek, modern and discrete on a shelf with our other components. Does not get warm or overheat; I suspect the power supply & amp(s) are quite efficient compared to the beasts of the old days. Remember this about amp power: A good powerful Sub is really the key to big full sound; in most cases, you really won't need any more than this level of power (145watts/ch); we watch big blockbuster films, cable shows and live concerts with this in 5.1, and it never breaks a sweat; never harsh or stained-sounding. Haven't needed to use the Bluetooth (yet) but it's nice to have it. Ditto for the auto-setup (with mic). I did it manually, and love it. It's a no-brainer, always-works kind of product. With our unified remote (HARMONY) this works flawlessly, and we simply forget it's there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple setup and great for 4K passthrough

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    ShadowWulf369
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    I bought this unit to passthrough 4K HDR content from my Xbox One X and it works like a charm. Video looks just as good as if I plugged the Xbox directly into the TV and I haven’t noticed any lag. This powers my speakers nicely, which is a Boston Acoustics 5.1 setup. Setup was a breeze as the system goes through a built in process and measures speaker distance to optimize the sound field. My favorite feature on this unit that my old unit didn’t have is the Bluetooth feature. Even with the head unit off, I just have to select the head unit from my Bluetooth sources on my phone and the head unit turns on and connects. The head unit volume also changes with the volume buttons on my phone, which is awesome. Two things have bugged me though. One is that every time the sound changes, the display on the head unit scrolls the sound type. This happens even when just playing another video through YouTube through the app on my Xbox. The scrolling is annoying and I can’t find a way to disable the feature. So far, all I do is dim the display so it isn’t as obvious. The second thing that bugs me is when changing the volume, you have to hit the volume button one extra time when changing the volume. When first hitting up or down on the volume button, the volume will show on the display, but not change; it just shows what it currently is. You then have to hit the button again to change anything. Just an annoyance if you want to increase or decrease the volume by one. Overall, great system and it looks good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ready for all the new standards!

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    JamexRZ
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    Great and compact receiver. It does have support for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid log gamma) and Dolby vision!! I like that it has 4K HDMI in passthrough and it also has standby passthrough (allowing you to turn off the receiver and still passthrough video and sound signals to your tv, when in example, you want to watch quietly at night). Setup was easy and it comes with a calibration mic. You just plug your speakers and woofer, turn on the receiver and do an easy setup, the receiver will emit sounds from each speaker and tune accordingly based on the position of the mic (the mic should be situated where you usually sit at). It correctly detected my speakers as small and my subwoofer. I has a pure direct mode, no extra processing. It also has some upmixing features like sonys own, dolby movie prologic 2 for movies etc. Only con is the GUI is very rudimentary and you can only use it for basic tuning. More advanced tuning (like setting each HDMI port to enhanced to accept HDR), requires you to use the small LCD screen and scroll over options. However, at this price point, its ok. Quality and punch of the bass is really good! It decodes newer formats like DTS master HD, Dolby true HD (no atmos or dtsx though, which is ok with me, I don't have ceiling speakers).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A quality Sony receiver

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    JohnB
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    I bought an expensive new HT cabinet and found that it wasn't deep enough to accommodate my Marantz NR1506 receiver. I searched around for an A/V receiver that wasn't as deep and found, among a few others, this Sony STR-DH590. While not quite as feature-rich as the Marantz it has proven a good substitute for it in my 5.1 system. One minor drawback is that Sony's speaker calibration is not as accurate as the Audyssey system on the Marantz. It reported several of the speakers as being much farther away than the actually are. It also only measures from one seating position, unlike the Marantz. There was also some quirkiness with ARC from my LG OLED55B7P so I decided to just use TOSLINK from the TV to the Sony. ARC implementations seem to be poorly implemented on many devices so the issue might be with the TV and not the receiver. I also wish it had a couple more HDMI ports but it hasn't been an issue for me so far. I have the HDTV, LG Blu-ray, TiVo, and Roku all connected and don't anticipate adding anything else. There is no Ethernet or wireless connectivity and therefore no way to do a firmware update if necessary. However, this is to be expected for the price. If you need a compact a/v receiver, I'd recommend considering the Sony.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing upgrade from our old receiver

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    JeffyK
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    My Sony receiver was delivered today and it is an amazing replacement for our older Samsung. This receiver is smaller and fits better on our TV stand. What's nice is that this is 4K and HDR ready, so when we get a 4K TV, this is one last thing we'll need to upgrade. The receiver has 4 HDMI ports, enough hook ups for 5 channel surround sound, subwoofer inputs, along with your standard audio ports. There is also a digital optical cable for audio as well. It also comes with a setup microphone and setting up your speakers is easy. I like the look of the receiver as well. It has a nice clean design, which two knobs in the front that allow you to change inputs and one for volume. There are also other buttons that allow you to turn on BlueTooth and adjust tunings. One thing that this receiver has that our old one doesn't, is FM radio. This comes with an FM antenna that hooks up in the back. The remote for the receiver is small, but not too small. It has easy to read buttons and switching between inputs and other settings is a joy. One thing I love, is that when you setup the receiver, it displays a setup menu on my TV, which is awesome. I love the fact that when you turn up the volume that it displays on the TV. Another awesome feature is BlueTooth. When I am downstairs in the basement, I can play music from my phone and play it on the surround sound. BlueTooth devices connected quickly and didn't take long at all. My iPhone 6s Plus paired within seconds. Overall, I am extremely happy with this receiver. It's an awesome upgrade for us and I can't wait to get a 4K TV and hook this up to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value Receiver

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    David
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    The Sony 725 5.2 Receiver STRDH590 has good sound. Great list of radio stations displayed on tv. You scroll through the pre-set radio stations and select the station you want. I love that. Very easy to select and program the station pre-sets. Blu-tooth works perfectly. Good remote, and all buttons feel good. All dials and buttons on receiver have a quality feel too. You can select from a bunch of different sound fields, and there’s a graphic explanation of each selection on the tv screen. ARC between the tv and receiver works perfectly. Receiver runs cooler than most receivers, which most usually emit a fair amount of heat. Low height of the receiver, which is a great feature for inside cabinets and consoles. The Amp Menu does not show up on the tv; only on the LCD screen of the receiver. This takes some getting used to, but after some practice I was able to scroll through the feature menu to get what I want, such as the HDMI ARC settings. No Aux input. No USB input. No AM radio (who cares about AM radio anyway?). Ridiculous proprietary FM antenna connection. You must use the supplied antenna, and if you lose it or break it, you cannot use a coax connection hooked up to a wire (like many receivers can). All said, this Sony is a great receiver, and I’m very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy, Extremely Satisfied

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    SaltyDog
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    Extremely happy with this receiver! Bear in mind as you read this, I'm one of those old geezers who remembers the Tower Systems of the 70s and 80s. Pros: 1) Easy set up! Took about 15 minutes. 2) perfect for the newer TVs that only have two HDMI inputs. You can run multiple games, disc players and your cable box through the receiver with only one HDMI to the TV. 3) Automatically turns on with your cable box and your cable box will control the volume. 4) Bluetooth function is awesome! No loss of quality. 5) Easy tuner set-up. Directions are easy to follow. Cons: 1) you will want to play around with the presets for the audio output. The sound is truly incredible. However, some settings virtually Wipeout speech on the video. If you have someone who has little or no technical ability and they're playing with buttons they may they may think they have broken something. 2) The remote is on the small side, so us geezers have a little hard time finding the black buttons. Set up: My speaker set up consists of two old Realistic (Radio Shack) bookshelf speakers and a twenty-year-old subwoofer. If you have something more fancy or more modern your sound might even be better. Great value!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Entry Level Receiver

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    SUMMARY: I am new to the A/V receiver world, but this receiver more than meets my needs. At 145W per channel, supporting up to 5.2 channels, this is more than enough receiver for me. I would never use two subs given that I share walls with neighbors, but it's great to have the option. Solid, clean sound, easy to set up and use. Would recommend Pros: Aside from sounding and working great, 4 HDMI inputs, all HDCP 2.2 ready, which is great because it essentially makes this future proof if you have yet to jump up to a 4K set up. The HDMI out to the TV is ARC ready. This stands for Audio Return Channel and simplifies the connection to the TV if your TV also has an ARC-ready input. You don't need the digital audio optic cable in that case. Tons of presets for sound stages and lots of options for tweaking sound to your liking. Comes with a radio antenna if you like FM radio as well as a calibration mic to calibrate your surround system. Also I find the design to be very sleek and minimal, which is a plus. Cons: It's big and heavy, which is a good sign when it comes to audio equipment, but still takes up a fair amount of room. Small gripe, but the speaker connections for your center channel and surrounds are the standard clip-in that holds the bare end of the wire. The left and right front channels are compatible with banana plugs, which make plugging in/out easier, but it's a small complaint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great Receiver!

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    I have always used sony receivers in the past. For the last 10 years, I had used another sony model which (gasp!) didn't have HDMI. So I basically just used the optical connection on that unit to output to my speakers. The number of connections that this model has are insane! Word of advice though, if your subwoofer has the old speaker wire to clip setup - it will not work! However, you can purchase a speaker wire to RCA adapter and you will be ready to roll! I was pleased to find that it had coaxial and optical inputs. The different sounds settings are great. And, having an old SACD player - I was pleased to find that it had an input for this! The sound on this unit is a night and day improvement over my old sony. Not only does it upgrade the sound output - but it also has 4k video capabilities. What I think I like the most - is that instead of having a gazillion wires running from my components to my TV - they all run to the back of the receiver and then a single output/HDMI runs to my tv! It doesn't get any better than that! If you are in the market for a new receiver - give this one a shot, you won't be sorry!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful & feature rich receiver for the money!

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    RaiderRodney
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    I've been looking to upgrade to 4k hdmi and Dolby Atmos. I've been putting it off for a while but at this price range...couldn't pass it up! A 5.2 channel 4k receiver with bluetooth for less than $300 is a great deal! Setup was a breeze, sound is stellar, and the power is more than enough for most folks. The 4 hdmi with 2 outs and a audio return is enough to satisfy most enthusiasts. I love the sleek simplicity of the unit too. It looks sexy! The remote is handy and not overly burdened with numerous useless buttons. No AM antenna is a little bit of a disappointment, but honestly...I usually listen online when I want a local broadcast anyway. No network connectivity is another missing piece, but at this price I can't complain. Bluetooth works well and is fairly easy to setup. Makes using your iPad or phone with several music apps a breeze. Bottom line, if you want a powerful unit with a good amount of connections and features you will be hard to find a better model at this time. I fully recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and simple

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    TrentB
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    This is a really nice receiver for the price. On my last theater receiver I had to manually power off the unit after use. This unit, if you used HDMI cables from all your input components (highly recommend) and to the tv. It will automatically turn the receiver On/Off with the TV. The audio menu is a little clunky to get through but easier through the remote control. The sound quality is really good. I use it to boost the sound of my TV in a large room, but it does so much more. A single button on the remote switches different inputs including Bluetooth sync to your tablet or phone. Still much to learn but happy with it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Budget Price Superior Sound

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    megaton
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    It all started when I bought a new TV 65" Samsung 4K UHD and started looking at how to connect it to my old (1991 old) Surround receiver . Well the 27 years were not kind , it was obsolete and there was noway to connect it to the new set I bought the Sony after some research online and wow with the 4K set now is a breeze, connect one 4k HD Cable (Rocketfish) from set to receiver connect speakers and turn it on. It come with a mic so you can let it listen to the room and it sets the sound for optimal performance all by itself. I only have two speakers for now but this thing has a setting that makes them sound very close to a surround setup.I plan on adding a center sub and two rears but honestly it sounds so good now I may not . The amount of bass it pulls out of my two Axiom M50s is stunning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this receiver!!!

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    darrjon
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    I just upgraded to a 4K tv, so I had to have a true 4K UHD setup in my mancave. The Sony STR-DH590 fits my needs perfectly. The hard part will be running wire from the speakers to the receiver, I say that because once you've got the speakers and other devices connected ( in my case a PlayStation 4, Fire Tv, and Sony UHD Blu Ray) setting up and customizing this to your liking is a breeze. I also love the HDMI ARC feature, if your tv has it you can run everything through that port and choose all of your functions from the receiver home screen. If you're looking for a nice 5.1 Surround Sound setup you can't go wrong with this receiver, not only is it quality but at $250.00 it's definitely a bargain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of features in a small package

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    LSNerd
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    First off this receiver has all the features you would want in not just a basic receiver but even a more advanced one. If you are looking for a 5.2 channel received that has good power for a single room, not multi zone, then this deserves a look. It has HDMI w/ARC and pre-labeled HDMI inputs for media box, BD/DVD, Sat and Game console. You can also connect your music via the USB port. One of the big features for me was the Bluetooth connectivity which was very simple to connect to and worked like a charm. A surprise bonus feature was that you have on-screen display so you can see radio stations or other info when using Bluetooth. Two sub outputs means you'll never be wanting for bass. There are also two optical inputs just in case you need them. Overall, this is a very good receiver at the higher end of the entry level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your buck!

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    Equinox
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    I got the Sony - 725W 5.2-Ch. Hi-Res 4K Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black to run my Polk T series 5.0 setup and man what a great combo! Setup was pretty straight forward and learning to get the best sound out of this receiver was pretty easy with a little research. The sound quality is the best I've ever had ring through my ears in a home setup. It even supports Dolby Atmos that we run through our PC which takes the surround experience to a whole new level! We were going to get a powered sub, but the sound is good enough we don't feel we even need to. If you're looking for an entry level receiver, this is the one you should get!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great unit for the price

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    SteveJ
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    I'm using this receiver with Google Chromecast, Roku, etc. It has plenty of power for the 20x20 room that it is in. I do not have a 4k or 3D TV so cannot comment on those functions. The sound is pleasant and full. The on-screen display is informative. The "auto calibration" was very close and only required minor tweaks to suit my ear. The only thing I found lacking was when you rename the inputs on the receiver, they don't rename in the on-screen display. I would recommend downloading the supplimental manual on the Sony website for help in using some of the cryptic settings. Overall, I am very pleased with this budget receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend