Sony STR-DH190 vs Onkyo TX-8270

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Rating 5 5

STR-DH190 vs TX-8270 comparison chart

Overall
Sony STR-DH190
5
Onkyo TX-8270
6.2
7
7
inapplicable
5

Sony STR-DH190 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

Sony STR-DH190
vs
Onkyo TX-8270

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Sony STR-DH190 and Onkyo TX-8270 takes place. According to the results of our review, Sony STR-DH190 received 5 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-8270 was rated 6.2 points. The release date of STR-DH190 is 2018, and TX-8270 is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that TX-8270 has better performance than STR-DH190.

Main advantages Sony STR-DH190 over Onkyo TX-8270

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-8270 over Sony STR-DH190

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, TX-8270 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Implemented HDMI ARC support.
  • HDMI CEC is present.
  • Can process HDR video.
  • It is possible to use the 4K/60Hz signal pass-through function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

STR-DH190
7
TX-8270
7

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.

STR-DH190 TX-8270
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8160/6
Output impedance, Ohm86
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the STR-DH190 6 out of 10, and the TX-8270 - 8.

STR-DH190
6
TX-8270
8

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

STR-DH190 TX-8270
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/AAK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresHi-Res audioHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Sony STR-DH190 scored 5, and Onkyo TX-8270 scored 8 out of 10.

STR-DH190
5
TX-8270
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the TX-8270 only.

STR-DH190 TX-8270
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

STR-DH190 TX-8270
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connections

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, Sony STR-DH190 got 4 points, but Onkyo TX-8270 received 5 points.

STR-DH190
4
TX-8270
5

Only Onkyo TX-8270 has 4/1 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 TX-8270 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 TX-8270 features HDMI CEC.

STR-DH190 TX-8270
HDMI input/output0/04/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)02
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input02
Coaxial digital input01
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphonesphones
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

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.

STR-DH190
false
TX-8270
5

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 on the Onkyo TX-8270.

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 TX-8270 in our comparison can work with the 4K/60Hz video.

STR-DH190 TX-8270
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featureshas notDeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the STR-DH190 got 4 points, but the TX-8270 has 5.

STR-DH190
4
TX-8270
5

STR-DH190 TX-8270
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMFM, DAB
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

STR-DH190 TX-8270
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notpreout
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notFlareConnect
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

STR-DH190
false
TX-8270
false

STR-DH190 TX-8270
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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