Manufacturer: Sony Part number: STR-DG710
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- Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 5 reviews
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1080p support but no uncompressed audio
by thriceguy on April 5, 2007
Pros: 1080p support
Cons: no lpcm 5.1 uncompressed audio
Summary: This unit does everything it says it does except process pcm 5.1 uncompressed audio. I was hoping to use this with my PS3 and bluray movies to get 5....
Summary: This unit does everything it says it does except process pcm 5.1 uncompressed audio. I was hoping to use this with my PS3 and bluray movies to get 5.1 pcm but it was too good to be true for $300.
3 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
by mr_small144 on June 10, 2007
Pros: Accepts three inputs, produces 1 video output plus surround sound
Cons: I learned about connectivity
Summary: I am not sorry I bought this unit. However I was forced into a learning curve after getting it home. It all works, I just have to pull in a ...
Summary: I am not sorry I bought this unit. However I was forced into a learning curve after getting it home. It all works, I just have to pull in a lot more cables.
First of all, Sony advertised this unit with S-Video jacks. It doesn't have any.
Next, I was faced with connectivity problems. I wanted to connect my DVD player and my XBOX to the TV and use this receiver as a switching unit.
After spending several hundred dollars on HDMI cables, I found out that the receiver will only switch HDMI if these cables are present. The XBOX is not HDMI, so it is out.
The receiver does have active switching on the HDMI ports, so it should work if I connect say a PS3, a DVD and use the HDMI output to the TV.
The receiver HDMI output also has an A/V SYNCH control function that will delay the audio to keep the audio and video in synch.
If you forget about the HDMI connectivity, which is why I bought it, this unit has a section allowing three component video signals (green/blue/red)input to be output on Component video.
It also has three or four "left audio(L)right(R)video(V)" input signals that may be output to the similar grade output ports.
The receiver will not accept a signal via "left, right, video" input and use the HDMI cable to go out to the TV. I guess that was too much to ask.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Won't control other components, OK sound, low price.
by Brian Lawson on July 2, 2007
Pros: low price, info display, XM sat radio sound quality, quick menu reference
Cons: remote will only control BRAVIA components, will not control non-BRAVIA Sony components
Summary: I bought this receiver based solely on Sony's reputation for quality, and this unit's ability to receive XM radio broadcasts. After getting frustrated because it couldn't control ...
Summary: I bought this receiver based solely on Sony's reputation for quality, and this unit's ability to receive XM radio broadcasts. After getting frustrated because it couldn't control even my Sony DVP-NS75H HDMI upconveting DVD player, I contacted Sony tech support and learned that this unit will only control Sony BRAVIA components, which doesn't help me much. I want a receiver that will control my other components, at least the on/off functions. So I returned this unit and traded for a 5.1 Yamaha RX-V461 A/V receiver and I am very happy--it has a multi-brand remote control, works well with my system, and the XM radio sound quality is much better than the Sony. I love Yamaha's sound, it's the best.
In summary, unless you have all Sony BRAVIA components, I would suggest NOT buying this receiver, as it has no advantages over any other brand and doesn't sound as good.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Inexpensive, decent receiver
by JPFrechette on August 10, 2009
Pros: HDMI inputs and output AND component for a low price.
Cons: Setup menu is not intuitive, had to look at the manual for the first time in my life to figure out how to setup the freq. output.
Summary: I paid 200$ for this receivre to replace my aged Sony str-da777es. The 777 ES cost me 2500$ in 1998 and was a pretty well rate receiver back then. The ...
Summary: I paid 200$ for this receivre to replace my aged Sony str-da777es. The 777 ES cost me 2500$ in 1998 and was a pretty well rate receiver back then. The DG710 sound just as good and handle all the latest format. Some reviewer here mention the lack of looseless audio support but they are wrong, they shouls read the manual to find how to setup their system for it.
No S-video inputs or outputs
by Shaughan4960 on May 6, 2007
Pros: Don't know
Cons: No S-video inputs or outputs
Summary: The listed specs, which are the same on Sony's site, say that there are 3 S-video inputs and 1 S-video output. There are none, as you can verify by ...
Summary: The listed specs, which are the same on Sony's site, say that there are 3 S-video inputs and 1 S-video output. There are none, as you can verify by looking carefully at the photographs of the rear of the unit. The same is true of the STR-DG810 and STR-DG910, at least according to the photos---I don't own those.
I haven't hooked it up yet, but I haven't yet noticed any other errors in the specs.
0 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Sony
- Part number: STR-DG710
- Description: Sony STR-DG710 is a powerful home cinema receiver with HDMI connection, user-friendly auto calibration for easy set-up and BRAVIA Theatre Sync for easy one-push button operation. You can enjoy all your audio files stored on your Walkman, mobile phone or laptop on your home cinema via the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT connection.
- Product type AV receiver
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.9 in x 12.2 in x 6.2 in
- Surround System Class 6.1 channel
- Amplifier Output Details 100 Watt - 6 channel(s) ( Surround )
- Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
- Audio D/A Converter 24bit / 96kHz
- Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic II,
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1,
Dolby Pro Logic,
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1,
Dolby Digital Surround EX
- Digital Sound Processor (DSP) Yes
- DSP Preset Qty 18
- DSP Presets Cinema Studio Ex. B,
Cinema Studio Ex. C,
Cinema Studio Ex. A,
- Output Channel Qty 6
- Output Power (Total) 600 Watt
- Bass Control Yes
- Treble Control Yes
- Additional Features A-B speaker switch,
Auto sound calibration
- Tuner Type Radio tuner - AM/FM - Digital
- Tuning Display Fluorescent display
- Preset Station Qty 60
- AM Preset Station Qty 30
- FM Preset Station Qty 30
- Equalizer Yes
Inputs & Outputs
- HD connectors HDMI connection(s) on this receiver make it a great choice for your High-Def home theater. One cable carries digital audio and video data directly to your display.
- Connections 2xHDMI input(19 pin HDMI Type A)-Rear,
1xHDMI output(19 pin HDMI Type A)-Rear,
3xComponent video input(RCA phono x 3)-Rear,
1xComponent video output(RCA phono x 3)-Rear,
2xAudio line-in(RCA phono x 2)-Rear,
4xComposite video/audio input(RCA phono x 3)-Rear,
1xComposite video/audio output(RCA phono x 3)-Rear,
1xDigital audio input (coaxial)(RCA phono)-Rear,
1xMonitor output(RCA phono)-Rear,
1xSubwoofer output(RCA phono)-Rear,
1xComposite video/audio input(RCA phono x 3)-Front,
1xMicrophone(Mini-phone 3.5 mm)-Front
- Headphone Jack Yes
- Coaxial Digital Input Yes
- Built-in display Fluorescent
- Type of remote control Universal remote control - Infrared
- Supported Devices TV, DVD
- Second remote control type None
- Included accessories [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Miscellaneous] Universal remote control,
- Power Device Power supply - Internal