Sony STR-DH830 Review

Sony STR-DH830
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Sony STR-DH830 review

Most customers are looking to find an AV receiver with decent equipment, and an improved decoder with strong amplifiers and Sony STR-DH830 might be favorite in this question. We estimated the model 4.1 out of 10, after carefully reviewing. The overall rating is too low, we would not recommend choosing this receiver. This model went on sale in 2012. A 7.1 channel amplifier is one of the main features of the model.

Sony STR-DH830 Pros

  • The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
  • 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-DH830 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-DH830 can use the auto speaker calibration mechanism to create the most suitable soundstage.

Sony STR-DH830 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-DH830 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.
  • AirPlay is not supported.
  • Sony STR-DH830 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-DH830 back and front view

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Sony STR-DH830 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 7.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 105/8
Output impedance, Ohm 8
Frequency response 10Hz-70KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC) 96 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 5/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP) HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE) 1
Headphone output 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 2
Coaxial digital input 1
Composite input 2
Component input/output 2/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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 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, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic
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 15.8 x 32.2/17 x 5.9 x 12.6
Weight, kg/lbs 8.2/17.6

Other

Release year 2012