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59 reviews | 4.3 out of 5
This is an entry unit that performs like a lot higher end receiver. may be missing some of the bells and whistles (audyssy processing etc.) but the power output is great and it really livins up any set of speakers. Definatly worth upgrading and is a million times better than the pioneer 3d model for 179.
Easy to hook up. Great sound. Interfaces automatically with my Panasonic 3D BluRay player and 55" LG 3D LED HDTV which reduces the need for a remote. Easy to tweek and customize settings for any individual taste. Love it!
The first time I cranked out Dolby HD-DTS surround sound from this badboy, I nearly wept. I'm not sure what I was listening to before, but the difference was astounding. So rich and complete.
Get a powered sub to really complete the range.
Challange to set up. Poor operator instructions. Disappointed the remote does not operate the TV, still need two remotes. (I do not have a cable box or dish). The receiver has great sound.
Had a previous Sony surround system for over 10 yrs that went out. Instead of buying a whole new system I just bought a receiver and kept the speakers i had from the other unit. Works perfectly!
Great sound, easy to set up, the price is right.
Receiver is great. Meets all my expectations, but price was too high for this receiver. The add walmart.com displayed was confusing, thought I was getting speakers together with it, but it seems I misunderstood the add. Surely I would recomend this receiver to anyone.
An okay receiver for the price. One item I was disappointed in about this receiver that isn't explained in the item description is that the subwoofer output is only compatible with a powered subwoofer. The system I replaced with this receiver was able to output to either a non-powered or a powered sub. The speaker system I currently have uses a non-powered subwoofer so it looks like I'll have to buy a new subwoofer if I want to keep this receiver. The only reason I replaced my old receiver is that it wasn't 3D compatible.
The receiver is awesome. If you're looking for a very easy to set up and easy to use product with great features, this definitely meets those qualities. The price was great (Bought on sale for 194 pre tax) and I have had no issues. Using a collection of Pioneer floor-standing, bookshelf, and center speakers with a powered Pioneer Subwoofer. It is definitely enough to irritate the neighbors at its peak. Don't use the 7.1 or 3D yet, but I figured in the future I might.
Some tips: You will need a powered subwoofer as line-out is your only option for the sub. If you have issues with "Protect" on your receiver, you most likely have a short in your wiring, and you need to make sure the different sides of your speaker wires don't touch when connecting to a speaker.
I replaced an older A/V receiver with this and I am happy. All of the HDMI inputs were Great!! Set up was easy. Instructions could be better and I wish the on screen set up would work with other brands of TV. While not an audiophile I am pretty picky and it sounds great. The unit itself is rather plain looking but gets the job done.
The set-up was very simple,plus was a very good deal.I'm disabled and use this most of the day every day, and the sound is fantastic and the sound can be adjusted by your other remotes.
Been eying several Sony recievers at Crutchfield. Was wondering why my local Walmart didn't carry home theatre recievers. Now mind you this reciever was sitting on a shelf in the box and although there were pictures on it I couldn't tell just by looking at that, the shortcomings of the reciever. There are only two. One the HDMI passthrough will automatically change the digital decoding on the reciever to match the television speakers. My speakers are stereo, and therefore if I use the HDMI passthrough all the setting revert to LPCM(high quality stereo). I can't imagine just using the built in speakers over the HT speakers that I just reset to having all sound go through the sony. The other dissapointment was the exclusion of Automatic Sound Calibration.....they list it in the manual for just Australia, and Singapore......
But I would only use that as a templete.
The sound is wonderful and there are so many settings that it is a great value for 228$ plus tax.
Me and my husband are really happy with the sony dh520. we recommend it to anyone who loves music.
Very Good sound quality. A LOT of speaker options: Type of listing;concert;arena;jazz etc.;to speaker combonations. Recommend using HDMI cables to connect other components if possible. For me. taking a bit of time to understand how to use all the options this unit offers. But I'm not at all disapointed.
Works great, easy to install and operate
Product meets or exceeds all expectations
It's an ok receiver however, I should have chosen a Pioneer. The remote tv/dvd functions only work with Sony products and there is no networking.
I never got to use the product, it was defective out of the box. The unit would send no audio or video through hdmi out. Disappointing for a name brand product.
This is a piece of junk. None of the parts come with it to get the thing going. The speakers that I ordered as part of the bundle didn't even come with the cables to hook it to the AV receiver. If you don't have an HD TV AND a HD cable/satellite box, you can not hook it up to this receiver. Do not, DO NOT waste your money on this junk.
I wanted to update my next stereo receiver to newer technology (like HDMI mainly) and I found the perfect receiver with power and features to spare. And its already set up to accept my PS3 game station as a bonus. Sony, no baloney.