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Sony STR-DH800

Sony STR-DH800
alaScore 84

381 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 reviews of Sony STR-DH800. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DH800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Richard Stevenson (

Sony STR-DH800 review


Is this budget-priced AV receiver a loss leader?

Superb value ; Big and smooth sound ; Easy to use

No video upscaling or multichannel inputs ; Could have a bit more sparkle

We think Sony has released this receiver at an extremely aggressive price point but haven't neglected to fill it with features. An absolute bargain!

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony STR-DH800 review


If you're taking your first step on the AV ladder then the Sony STR-DH800 should definitely be on your hit-list

Decent design ; intuitive remote ; uncomplicated auto set-up ; great insight and weight for the money

It's difficult to grumble at this price

If you’re taking the first step on the AV ladder the Sony should definitely be somewhere on your hit-list

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony STR-DH800


It works and sounds good.

Manual is so hard to follow, e.g. to set up speakers read page ??? you get to page ??? and get referred to page ?? and so on. No overview to make it simple to get the idea before complexity sets in. I am sure there are features I won't use only because...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony STR-DH800


Good Quality Brand

Struggled with programming the remote - but got there in the end!

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ANDRE (

Sony STR-DH800


for the price its very good ,all my things are connected buy hdmi ,52 lcd tv ,p3 .sky hd with optical lead DTS-HD ,DOLBY TRUE HD ,R-D-S ,7 CHANNEL SURROUND ,MUILTI,CHANNEL AV RECEIVER. its all so got 2 digital optical connections ,NEURAL-THX, BI-AMP

apart from instructions BRILLIANT

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Richard (

Sony STR-DH800


Just about all, better than a previous model I own.

None really, some of the controls like setting up the radio are not intuative which is a shame.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Doug (

Sony STR-DH800


the "air transmitter" is a nice feature, Also like the digital input which allows you to control a mp3 device via the units remote

the manuals lack of clarity on which should be connected i.e. the manual shows you can connect say a blue ray via hdmi, optical or rgb, it does'nt say which one's can be used together or not

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony STR-DH800


Nice sound, fully featured - works very well when usied with a Bravia TV and the Blu ray player set up. Can be purchased quite cheaply if you shop around

Probably the most difficult peice of electronic kit I've owned to set up, and the most time consuming to do so.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Barry (

Sony STR-DH800


great value for money

manual could be bettere

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

The STR-DH800 is an incredible value


I've been rewatching my Blu-Rays because of the sound I'm getting out of this amp. With my PS3 outputting an uncompressed PCM audio track to the amp, I'm hearing definition in sound I couldn't hear before. The sound field sounds richer causing you to...

Support for latest HD codecs, Great Sound; 4 HDMI inputs; Inluded mic makes calibration so simple anyone can set-this amp for great sound; Awesome value for the price

It would've been nice if it converted analog signals (component etc) to digital so you could output everything through HDMI on one channel. However, for the price its hard to expect that

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Complete the HD experience with the STR-DH800 7.1-channel A/V receiver. This newly designed full HD 1080p A/V receiver features 7 HD inputs so you can take full advantage of all your HD components. In addition, the STR-DH800 is compatible with 24p True Cinema video signals and decodes uncompressed audio formats including dts Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD and LPCM via HDMI. Featuring One Touch Play, simply place the included microphone in your listening position, push a single button and speaker placement, distance and delay are automatically adjusted. This receiver is also equipped with S-AIR technology so you can listen to your favorite songs wirelessly throughout your home. Easily connect your iPod or Walkman MP3 player by using the Digital Media Port connection. This model is also SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready.


Audio output channels:7.1
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony STR

Other features

Battery Type:AA
Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 157.5 x 322
Power requirements:120V 60Hz
Sound enhancement: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired


Power Consumption (Standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240

Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions