Audio and video content is becoming more and more qualitative, and for comfortable home consumption of this content, an appropriate device is needed. We bring to your attention an overview of Sony STR-DH190, which can thus become your home entertaniment center. For its technological equipment, this receiver received an assessment of 5 points out of 10 possible. This is a receiver from Sony released in 2018. The receiver is equipped with an amplifier that can handle 2.0 channels.
Sony STR-DH190 Pros
- ✔Bluetooth is now one of the key wireless communication protocols. In AV receivers, it is used for audio signal transmission or remote control. And it is in the model under review that Bluetooth support is implemented.
- ✔The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
- ✔Like any modern receiver, STR-DH190 has a Phono (MM) input for connecting a phonograph or turntable.
- ✔The reviewed receiver has a Pure Direct mode, when used it feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
- ✔When using the STR-DH190, it is possible to switch between the main and additional set of speakers - speaker A/B switching.
Sony STR-DH190 Cons
- ✖The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
- ✖Dolby Atmos technology has not been included.
- ✖Can not manage the DTS:X surround format.
- ✖Does not support for HDR.
- ✖4K pass-through support is not implemented.
- ✖HDMI ARC function not implemented.
- ✖HDMI eARC function not implemented.
- ✖The manufacturer does not claim support for HDMI CEC.
- ✖It is not possible to use the HDMI pass-through in standby mode, which could allow the TV to receive the original signal from the source even when the receiver is turned off.
- ✖AirPlay is not supported.
- ✖Sony STR-DH190 is unable to use Amazon Music.
- ✖Spotify music is not supported.
- ✖There is no voice control function.
- ✖There is no native app to control this receiver.
- ✖Does not have an automatic power-off when idle.
- ✖Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
- ✖Bi-amping is not available.
- ✖The Sony STR-DH190 can not use the auto speaker calibration.