Sony STR-DH790 Receiver Demo

today i’m going to be unboxing the sony
multi-channel av
receiver this is model number str
dh790 some of the features on this bad
boy
it’s got high res audio 4k hdr
7.2 channels it’s got five hdmi ports
that’s four in and one out
it supports dolby atmos dolby vision
dtsx
and bluetooth and it has sony’s s-force
pro
front surround system let’s open it up
and see what we got inside
first thing we come to is this remote
control
and we’ve got batteries for the remote
control antenna
and the microphone for the surround
sound setup
we’ve also got product registration
limited warranty
startup guide operating instructions
and the operating instructions in french
and spanish
first thing that stands out to me on
this model is its low profile
i’m replacing an onkyo receiver that
i’ve only had for about
a couple of months now it was a receiver
that conked out on me
i’ve found that receivers are tricky
little items that tend to be the first
component in a home theater system to
go out so i opted for a slightly lower
end model this time
so the size on this is definitely
smaller than a lot of receivers
height wise fits the average component
width
but height wise it’s not real tall
got some extra instructions taped to the
top it’s got a nice
sleek front
the buttons are all right along here
a couple of knobs input selector master
volume
headphone input calibration mic goes
right in here
and the power button
it’s got venting venting on both sides
and the top as well as the bottom
here’s a look at the inputs on the back
all your speaker wires are going to go
right in here
you’ve got your front speakers left and
right
center speaker surround speakers and the
rear surround speakers
here’s for the subwoofer and as you can
see this is the
hdmi that goes out to your tv and then
there’s four hdmi
in ports they’ve got them listed as
media box
blu-ray disc dvd satellite cable tv
and game of course you can arrange yours
however you want and use them for
whatever you want
if you don’t have hdmi for your some of
some or all of your components
you can use these right here here’s the
fm antenna digital optical
cable and coaxial cable right here
if you’ve got an arc tv you won’t need
either of these this will take care of
both
well that’s this receiver in a nutshell
if you’ve got any questions
concerns comments let me know

Sony STR-DH790 Receiver Specs

Channels7.2
Power Output per Channel1-Channel Driven:
145 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 0.9% THD
Speaker Impedance6 to 16 Ohms
DTS CompatibilityDTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DTS-ES
Dolby CompatibilityDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual Mono
Auro 3D SupportNo
Upmixing TechnologyDolby Surround, DTS Neural:X
HDR CompatibilityHDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma
Pass-Through Support4K60p 4:4:4 (3D)
Rear A/V Inputs4 x HDMI
1 x Digital Coaxial
1 x Optical TOSLINK
4 x Stereo RCA
Rear A/V Outputs1 x HDMI
2 x RCA Subwoofer
Front I/O1 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
Other Rear I/O1 x FM Antenna Terminal Input
1 x USB Type-A (Power) Output
Speaker Connectors2 x Binding Post Pairs
5 x Spring Clip Pairs
HDCP SupportVersion 2.2
Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDMI CECYes
BluetoothYes
Tuner TypeFM
Number of Tuner Presets30 Stations
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.0 x 5.2 x 11.8″ / 430.0 x 133.0 x 297.0 mm
Weight16.3 lb / 7.4 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 2-Year Warranty

Sony STR-DH790 Receivers

Sony’s new THX certified STR-DH790 receiver is a great addition to their lineup of high quality home theater products. If you’ve been searching for the perfect home theater receiver with all the THX preamps, digital receivers and premium audio capabilities, this is the receiver for you. Not only does it have all the standard audio functions like line in, movie record, pause, rewind, fast forward, and replaying a movie, it also has special THX technology which brings true sound quality to your movies. And, as we’ve found with other Sony products, it has an extremely good picture and sound quality.

In order to get the most out of your Sony STR-DH790 receiver, it’s recommended that you use a cable for both the TV and surround sound. While some people are content with just one receiver and enjoy connecting their TV to their computer via a USB cable, many people would rather have two receivers instead. By using a single cable for both devices, you can ensure that there is no interference between the two devices. There is nothing worse than a dead zone between your satellite receiver and your LCD screen. With the THX anti-aliasing filter included in your Sony STR-DH790 receiver, you will get the best possible graphics when watching any sort of media including HDTV.

There are a great many receivers on the market that will allow you to integrate your existing speaker system seamlessly with your LCD or plasma screen. If you’ve been shopping for speakers and haven’t been able to choose between the different brands, you owe it to yourself to check out the Sony products. The quality is excellent and you will be able to get the best quality sound from your speakers without having to replace them. By adding in the built in multichannel output feature on the Sony STR-DH790 amplifier, you’ll be able to enjoy excellent audio while watching your favorite videos.

There is nothing better than enjoying an award-winning movie from the comfort of your own home. You may want to take your family along for the experience or invite your friends over for a night of quality viewing. You’ll be able to get the best viewing experience out of your current video equipment when you connect your receiver to your HDTV and speakers using the THX Certified Digital Video Recorder (DVR) software package. You’ll get crystal clear pictures and sound from your Sony STR-DH790 with built in pan and zoom. You’ll also be able to control what you’re watching with the remote so that you can limit yourself to what you want to see or only focus on the action.

For people who use their televisions as the main source of entertainment, a receiver with a picture-in-picture feature is essential. You can use this feature to place the television screen at the eye level so that you can have a much clearer picture. With a bigger screen to watch, you can multitask and view multiple programs at the same time. This is important if you work in an office setting or need to be doing more than one thing at once. You can have great audio quality on top of all of this with the THX Premium sound system, featuring satellite radio, DVD quality sound, and game features like surround sound.

You’ll also love the video features offered on the Sony STR-DH790 receiver. It allows you to instantly upload your favorite videos to your hard drive. You can even send them to other users on your network via e-mail. Viewing photos is easier than ever when you have the HD camera included on the Sony STR-DH790 experience. With high definition, clear pictures you’ll want better chances at catching those elusive perfect shots.

Last update on 2021-06-25 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

3 verified buyer reviews
  1. This is a decent audio/video receiver for the money. It flawlessly passes 4K signals and I’ve never had any “lip sync” problems with it. My biggest gripe is that the instruction manual does not explicitly explain the various audio settings, and it appears that it sometimes reverts to an inappropriate environment, such as two channel stereo instead of 5.1. That’s probably something I’m doing incorrectly as a result of the inadequate instruction manual. I agree with the other reviewers in that the automatic audio calibration does not appear to provide me with optimal settings. I’ll have to keep experimenting with it to see how I can improve it. Nonetheless, I believe it is an excellent buy.

  2. I had been putting off updating our older 5.1 receiver for a long time because it worked well. But I finally caved and bought this one, and holy cow it syncs perfectly with the TV/hdmi/ARK, making it seem seamless and working beautifully.

    I used to have all of the inputs going into the TV and just the sound going to the receiver, but I swapped all of the inputs into the receiver and only a single video cable going from the ARK-out of the receiver to the TV, and it’s a perfect setup and everything works fine!

    When you click the show button on the remote control, it displays on the screen which speakers are in use as well as the audio format and quality, which is very useful.

    And, with the amp button right on the display, you can quickly change all of the speaker levels.

  3. This is the first AV receiver I’ve ever purchased. This one was chosen because it was the cheapest 4k receiver that supported Dolby Atmos, costing just $200. I’m connecting this to a monitor, so I don’t need chromecast or whatever is included in the $500 models. I have a pair of 5.1 Pioneer speakers from my old PS3 and Xbox 360 audio rig that are 10 years old. I connected them to the Sony receiver, and what a difference a receiver can make. Those Pioneer speakers sound a lot better. In terms of sound quality, I award it an A. One thing I don’t like is that when I adjust it to FM radio, it switches off the hdmi output of whatever device you’re using and goes to the radio tab. It’s connected to my machine. I can’t browse the web and listen to the radio at the same time. In addition, I have a $200 sound card in my PC. As compared to the GPU hdmi, the sound card produces better sound. I’ll be listening to music and playing games with my sound card, but for truhd and atmos, you’ll need to use HDMI. I’m glad I chose this over the Logitech Z906. I was on the verge of purchasing the Logitech. I’ve been using it for over ten hours and the heat it emits is barely perceptible. I believe my breath generates more heat than it does.

* only verified buyers can leave a review.