Sony STR DH550 Review

Sony STR DH550
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Sony STR DH550 review

Audio and video content is increasing quality and a suitable system is required to consume it home. The review of Sony STR DH550 that can become your home entertaiment center is brought to your attention. This device got 3.7 points out an evaluation of 10 practicable for its features. The overall rating is too low, we would not recommend choosing this receiver. In 2014, this receiver model appeared on the market. The receiver is fitted with the 5.2-channel amplifier.

Sony STR DH550 Pros

  • The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
  • MHL is a mobile audio-video interface standard that combines the functionality of the HDMI and MicroUSB interfaces, its presence in Sony STR DH550 allows you to connect mobile devices and broadcast content from them.
  • ARC feature eliminates the need for an additional composite or optical cable when connecting this unit to a TV.
  • The manufacturer claims support for CEC in Sony STR DH550 and therefore you can control any HDMI-connected device using one remote control.
  • This receiver supports the data encryption protocol HDCP 2.2 which allows licensed devices to play high definition audio and video.
  • With the included microphone, the Sony STR DH550 can use the auto speaker calibration mechanism to create the most suitable soundstage.

Sony STR DH550 Cons

  • The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • In the model under review Bluetooth support is not implemented.
  • The STR DH550 has not a phono (MM) input for connecting a phonographer or turntable.
  • 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 eARC function not implemented.
  • 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 DH550 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • Spotify music is not supported.
  • There is no voice control function.
  • Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
  • Bi-amping is not available.
  • Does not have Pure Direct mode.
  • Has no speaker A/B switching function.
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Sony STR DH550 back and front view

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Sony STR DH550 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 5.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 90/6
Output impedance, Ohm 6
Frequency response 10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC) 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration DCAC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
USB 1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output 4/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP) HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE) 2
Headphone output 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 2
Coaxial digital input 1
Composite input 2
Component input/output 0/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion analog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video features DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control
App control iPhone, iPod, Android
Display fluorescent
Tuner AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update USB
Other additional features has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones has not
Zone audio output has not
Zone HDMI output has not
Multi-room control has not
RS-232 0
Remote control input/output (IR) 0/0
DC trigger output (12V) 0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) Dolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W 200
Standby consumption, W 0.3
Removable power cord

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches 43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
Weight, kg/lbs 7.6/16.2

Other

Release year 2014