Sony STR-DH770 Review

Sony STR-DH770
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Sony STR-DH770 review

The review of Sony STR-DH770 is allowing us to understand how intricately the explosive development in the home theater sphere has been made. 4.7 points out of 10 are a proper feature and specs evaluation of this unit. The overall rating is too low, we would not recommend choosing this receiver. In 2016, this receiver model became available for purchase. 7.2-channel amplifier is what this model is equipped with.

Sony STR-DH770 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.
  • With HDR pass-through support, it is possible to transfer data over STR-DH770 with a much wider range of colors.
  • With 4K/60Hz pass-through support, it is possible to pass data through this model without degrading image quality.
  • ARC feature eliminates the need for an additional composite or optical cable when connecting this unit to a TV.
  • This receiver supports the data encryption protocol HDCP 2.2 which allows licensed devices to play high definition audio and video.
  • Sony STR-DH770 uses bi-amping to amplify each dynamic in a speaker separately, resulting in clearer, better sound.
  • The reviewed receiver has a Pure Direct mode, when used it feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
  • This AV receiver is able to use 2 zones to send a source signal to speakers or a separate audio system in different locations.
  • With the included microphone, the Sony STR-DH770 can use the auto speaker calibration mechanism to create the most suitable soundstage.

Sony STR-DH770 Cons

  • The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • The STR-DH770 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.
  • HDMI eARC function not implemented.
  • The manufacturer does not claim support for HDMI CEC.
  • AirPlay is not supported.
  • Sony STR-DH770 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • Spotify music is not supported.
  • There is no voice control function.
  • Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
  • Has no speaker A/B switching function.
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Sony STR-DH770 back and front view

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Sony STR-DH770 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 7.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 105/6
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 1
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 4K/60Hz
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 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 2
Zone audio output speaker
Zone HDMI output
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 240
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 7.8/15.4

Other

Release year 2016