Review of Denon DRA-800H versus Sony STR-DH190 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Denon DRA-800H received 7 points out of 10 possible, and Sony STR-DH190 was rated 5 points. The release date of DRA-800H is 2019, and STR-DH190 is 2018. DRA-800H is better suited for home theater use than the STR-DH190. Its sound profile is better balanced.
For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.
The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.0-channels configuration.
RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 100/8, 120/6/8 W/Ohm.
|Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm||100/8, 120/6||100/8|
|Output impedance, Ohm||8, 6||8|
|THD in stereo, %||0.08||0.09|
The score for audio features is 6 of 10 for both receivers.
|Digital to analog converter (DAC)||192 KHz/24-bit||N/A|
|Pure direct (straight)||✔||✔|
|Auto speaker calibration||✖||✖|
|Speaker A/B switching||✔||✔|
|Other audio features||Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio||Hi-Res audio|
The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon DRA-800H scored 8, and Sony STR-DH190 scored 5 out of 10.
Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Denon DRA-800H.
Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the DRA-800H only.
|USB||1 (USB 2.0)||1 (USB 2.0)|
|Apple Music (AirPlay)||AirPlay, AirPlay 2||✖|
|Other streaming services||Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud||has not|
The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Denon DRA-800H got 6 points, but Sony STR-DH190 received 4 points.
Only Denon DRA-800H has 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.
By using the HDMI ARC, we can get rid of additional audio cables for the forefront of high-quality sound, but also thanks to this technology, it becomes possible to use surround sound formats. The DRA-800H has HDMI ARC support.
HDMI-CEC helps gadgets attached to your TV to link back and forth with your TV via HDMI ports. It is become possible to control all linked devices with one remote. The DRA-800H features HDMI CEC.
|HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)||✔||✖|
|HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)||✖||✖|
|Digital content protection (HDCP)||HDCP 2.3||✖|
|Subwoofer output (LFE)||2||0|
|Headphone output||1 x 6.3||1 x 6.3|
|Optical digital input||2||0|
|Coaxial digital input||1||0|
|Phono (MM) input||✔||✔|
|Front panel connectors||USB, phones||phones|
|Multi channel preamp output||✖||✖|
The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device.
HDR pass-through gives you the possibility to broadcast HDR content directly from source to TV without the processing of the receiver. HDR support is available only on the Denon DRA-800H.
With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. Only DRA-800H in our comparison can work with the 4K/60Hz video.
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10||✖|
|4K signal pass-through||4K/60Hz||✖|
|8K signal pass-through||✖||✖|
|HDMI signal pass-through||✔||✖|
|3D signal pass-through||✔||✖|
|HDMI pass-through in standby mode||✔||✖|
|Analog to HDMI scaling||✖||✖|
|HDMI to HDMI scaling||✖||✖|
|Other video features||HLG, BT.2020||has not|
In terms of evaluating additional features, the DRA-800H got 10 points, but the STR-DH190 has 4.
Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The DRA-800H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Only the Denon DRA-800H has the ECO mode.
|Voice control||Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI||✖|
|App control||iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle||✖|
|Display||colour OSD||colour OSD|
|Tuner||AM, FM||AM, FM|
|Auto power off||✔||✖|
|Graphical user interface (GUI)||✔||✖|
|Firmware update||network, USB||✖|
|Other additional features||IP Control, Web Control||has not|
|Multi-room zones||2||has not|
|Zone audio output||preout||has not|
|Zone HDMI output||✖||has not|
|Multi-room control||HEOS App||has not|
|Remote control input/output (IR)||0/0||0/0|
|DC trigger output (12V)||0||0|
|Dolby (other)||has not||has not|
|DTS HD Master||✖||✖|
|DTS (other)||has not||has not|