Sony STR-DH770 Review and Specs

Sony STR-DH770 (European version)

SCORE:
25

Highlights

  • 90 W (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth
  • USB input

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Sony STR-DH770 Overview

Sony STR-DH770 was introduced in 2016. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 25 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
29
VIDEO FEATURES
35
AUDIO FEATURES
21
CONNECTIVITY
19
MULTIZONE
20
MISCELLANEOUS
26
RADIO
16
OVERALL
25

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and video signal passthrough and upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Sony STR-DH770.

PROS
DSD via HDMI πŸ‘
HDR10 πŸ‘
4K or 8K Video Passthrough πŸ‘
Bluetooth πŸ‘
New HDCP Version πŸ‘
USB Input πŸ‘
Composite Video Inputs πŸ‘
Zones πŸ‘
Analog Tuner πŸ‘
New Bluetooth Version πŸ‘
CONS
No Front Wide Channel Support πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization πŸ‘Ž
No DTS:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Neural:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Virtual:X πŸ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced πŸ‘Ž
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer πŸ‘Ž
No DSD via USB πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey LFC πŸ‘Ž
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT πŸ‘Ž
No HDR10+ πŸ‘Ž
No Dynamic HDR πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision πŸ‘Ž
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through πŸ‘Ž
No VRR πŸ‘Ž
No QFT πŸ‘Ž
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling πŸ‘Ž
No MHL Input πŸ‘Ž
No DLNA 1.5 πŸ‘Ž
No FireConnect πŸ‘Ž
No FlareConnect πŸ‘Ž
No Music Connect πŸ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Play-Fi πŸ‘Ž
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa πŸ‘Ž
Does Not Work with SONOS πŸ‘Ž
No Ethernet πŸ‘Ž
No Wi-Fi πŸ‘Ž
No eARC πŸ‘Ž
Few HDMI Inputs πŸ‘Ž
Few HDMI Outputs πŸ‘Ž
No Phono Input πŸ‘Ž
No Component Video Inputs πŸ‘Ž
No Multi-Channel Input πŸ‘Ž
No Analog Pre-Outs πŸ‘Ž
No Pandora πŸ‘Ž
No Spotify πŸ‘Ž
No Tidal πŸ‘Ž
No Deezer πŸ‘Ž
No Napster πŸ‘Ž
No SiriusXM Internet Radio πŸ‘Ž

Selected Features

Amplifier

Sony STR-DH770 has 7 channel amplifier and delivers 90 W (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 60p. It can bypass HDR10.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Room Correction

Sony STR-DH770 comes with D.C.A.C. room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.


Connectivity

Sony STR-DH770 can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. It has 4 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.2 (4 in / 1 out) copy protection.

Front panel has USB input.

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Detailed Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Sony STR-DH770.

BASICS
BrandSony
ModelSTR-DH770
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryEurope
Release Year2016
AMPLIFIER
Channels7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportβœ–
THXβ„’ Certificationβœ–
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedβœ”
Certified 4 Ω Performanceβœ–
Bi-amp Capabilityβœ”
AUDIO
Maximum Channel Processing7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationβœ–
Dolby Atmosβœ–
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationβœ–
Dolby TrueHDβœ”
Dolby Digital Plusβœ”
Dolby Surround Upmixerβœ–
Dolby Pro Logicβœ” PLIIx
Dolby Digital EXβœ”
Surround EXβœ–
DTS:Xβœ–
DTS Neural:Xβœ–
DTS Virtual:Xβœ–
DTS Neoβœ” Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audioβœ”
DTS-HD High Resolution Audioβœ”
DTS 96/24βœ”
DTS Expressβœ–
DTS-ESβœ” Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhancedβœ–
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixerβœ–
PCMβœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Networkβœ–
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBβœ–
DSD via HDMIβœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USBβœ–
DSD to PCM Converterβœ–
USB DACβœ–
DTS Dialogue Controlβœ–
Dialogue Liftβœ–
Digital Legato Linearβœ–
In-Ceiling Speaker Modeβœ–
OP Processingβœ”
Sound Optimizerβœ–
Tone Controlβœ” All Channels
High-resolution Music Enhancerβœ–
Audyssey Dynamic EQβœ–
Audyssey Dynamic Volumeβœ–
Audyssey LFCβœ–
Audyssey Sub EQ HTβœ–
Audyssey DSXβœ–
Direct Modeβœ”
Pure Direct Modeβœ”
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.βœ” D.C.A.C.
Calibration MicrophoneMono
Speaker Relocationβœ–
Automatic Phase Matchingβœ–
Automatic Phase Matchingβœ–
VIDEO
HDR10βœ”
HDR10+βœ–
Dynamic HDRβœ–
BT.2020 color spaceβœ”
Dolby Visionβœ–
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)βœ–
Quick Media Switching (QMS)βœ–
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)βœ–
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)βœ–
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)βœ–
3-D Readyβœ”
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p (YCbCr4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscalingβœ–
Analog To HDMI Upconversionβœ–
isf Certified Calibration Controlβœ–
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Inputβœ–
DLNA 1.5βœ–
FireConnectβœ–
FlareConnectβœ–
Music Connectβœ–
Remote Monitoring with ihijiβœ–
Chromecast Built-Inβœ–
DTS Play-Fiβœ–
Works with Amazon Alexaβœ–
Works with SONOSβœ–
AirPlayβœ–
Apple Product Connectionβœ” iPod, iPhone
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevueβœ–
Ethernetβœ–
Ethernet Switchβœ–
Wi-Fiβœ–
Bluetoothβœ” SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatibleβœ–
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)βœ–
HDCP Version2.2 (4 in / 1 out)
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Outputs1
USB Input1 (Front)
USB DC Out Portβœ–
Analog Audio Line Inputs4
Analog Audio Line Outputsβœ–
Phono Inputβœ–
Optical Inputs1
Optical Outputsβœ–
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs1 / No
Composite Video Inputs2
Composite Video Outputs1
S-Video Inputsβœ–
S-Video Outputsβœ–
Component Video Inputsβœ–
Component Video Outputsβœ–
PC Inβœ–
Multi-Channel Inputβœ–
Analog Pre-Outs0.2
XLR Inputsβœ–
XLR Pre-outsβœ–
Front A/V InputsUSB
Speaker A/Bβœ”
Headphone Outβœ” 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
RS-232 Interfaceβœ–
+12V Trigger Output0
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC
On-Screen Displayβœ” Graphical User Interface (Only through HDMI)
GUI Languages4
Detachable Power Cordβœ–
RADIO
Analog Tunerβœ” FM only with RDS
Presets30 (30/-)
Digital Radioβœ–
Pandoraβœ–
Spotifyβœ–
Tidalβœ–
Deezerβœ–
Napsterβœ–
SiriusXM Internet Radioβœ–
CONSTRUCTION
Speaker Terminals7
Large Speaker Terminals7
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsβœ–
Gold plated RCA terminalsβœ–
POWER
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption240 W
Standby Power0.3 W
GENERAL
Dimensions (W x H x D)430 mm x 156 mm x 329.4 mm
17" x 6-1/4" x 13"
Weight7.8 kg (17 lbs. 4 oz.)
Warranty2 Years
SPECS
Power Output (6 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)90 W (0.09% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)105 W (1% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)145 W (0.9% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)500 mV/50 kΩ
Rated Preout Level and Impedance2 V/1 kΩ (Subwoofer)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)105 dB (500 mV)
S/N Ratio (digital)100 dB (20 kHz LPF)
Frequency Response (Analog In)10 Hz - 100 kHz/+0.5 dB, -2 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Bluetooth Version4.2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
USB TerminalType A, Ver. 2.0, 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

Successor

In 2018 Sony STR-DH770 was replaced by STR-DH790. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Sony STR-DH790 Sony STR-DH770
Dolby Atmos βœ” up to 5.1.2 or 7.1 βœ–
Dolby Surround Upmixer βœ” βœ–
DTS:X βœ” up to 5.1.2 or 7.1 βœ–
DTS Neural:X βœ” βœ–
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System βœ” Advanced D.C.A.C. βœ” D.C.A.C.
Dolby Vision βœ” βœ–
HLG βœ” βœ–
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) βœ” βœ–

DOWNGRADES Sony STR-DH790 Sony STR-DH770
USB Input 1 Rear for Firmware Update and power Supply 1 (Front)
Less Composite Video Inputs βœ– 2
Less Composite Video Outputs βœ– 1
Analog Tuner βœ” FM only βœ” FM only with RDS

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Sony STR-DH790 vs Sony STR-DH770.

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