Sony’s 7.2 Channel Receiver Fires Up 4K, HDR, Bluetooth And More For $228
Stephan Jukic – December 13, 2018
Sony’s STR-DH790 7.2-channel 4K HDR Bluetooth receiver packs a serious bundle of technical home theater support features into one fairly compact package. It comes with 145 watts per channel, supports 7.2 channels, offers up pass-through for Dolby Atmos Sound, DTS:X object-based surround sound, Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 high dynamic range and of course fully supports 4K resolution as well.
The STR-DH790’s connectivity includes built-in Bluetooth, five HDMI ports (one output port) and the device even offers some more technical extras like Advanced Auto Calibration, S-Force Pro front surround sound and a whole much of other things we’ll list further below. The STR-DH790 is also fairly well rated, with more than 4.2 starts based on well over a dozen Amazon consumer reviews.
One thing this particular receiver works particularly well for is an existing Sony surround sound system and a Sony 4K TV of some kind. In other words, the STR-DH790 is –unsurprisingly- particularly well suited to being used with other Sony devices and especially Sony audio technology.
What’s best about the STR-DH790 though? The fact that it comes with all of the above high caliber technologies for a cheaper-than-ever-before discount price of just $228 right now on Amazon. At the beginning of November, this particular receiver was retailing from the same site for as much as $380 and even for Black Friday it got discounted down to about $250, so yes, this latest price does represent a sincerely new and unique savings opportunity if you need a robustly fleshed out 4K HDR-capable receiver for your home theater setup.
Here are some additional specs:
- 2 Ch x 145W per channel (6ohms, 1kHz, 1ch THD 0.9%)
- Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound
- 4K HDR/Dolby Vision compatibility with HDCP 2.2 support
- HDMI 4-in/1-out with Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
- Built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream from other Bluetooth devices
- Advanced Auto Calibration technology (Adv. DCAC)
- S-FORCE PRO front surround sound
- In the box: Receiver unit, Remote control, Size AAA Batteries for Remote control, FM wire antenna (aerial), Start-up guide, Operating Instructions
And here’s Amazon’s deal page for the Sony STR-DH790