Sony STR-DH770 Review and Specs

Sony STR-DH770 (Oceania 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 👍
HDR10 👍
4K or 8K Video Passthrough 👍
Bluetooth 👍
New HDCP Version 👍
USB Input 👍
Composite Video Inputs 👍
Zones 👍
Analog Tuner 👍
New Bluetooth Version 👍
CONS
No Front Wide Channel Support 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization 👎
No DTS:X 👎
No DTS Neural:X 👎
No DTS Virtual:X 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer 👎
No DSD via USB 👎
No DTS Dialog Control 👎
No Audyssey Dynamic EQ 👎
No Audyssey Dynamic Volume 👎
No Audyssey LFC 👎
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Dynamic HDR 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through 👎
No VRR 👎
No QFT 👎
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling 👎
No MHL Input 👎
No DLNA 1.5 👎
No FireConnect 👎
No FlareConnect 👎
No Music Connect 👎
No Chromecast Built-In 👎
No DTS Play-Fi 👎
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa 👎
Does Not Work with SONOS 👎
No Ethernet 👎
No Wi-Fi 👎
No eARC 👎
Few HDMI Inputs 👎
Few HDMI Outputs 👎
No Phono Input 👎
No Component Video Inputs 👎
No Multi-Channel Input 👎
No Analog Pre-Outs 👎
No Pandora 👎
No Spotify 👎
No Tidal 👎
No Deezer 👎
No Napster 👎
No SiriusXM Internet Radio 👎

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
CountryOceania
Release Year2016
AMPLIFIER
Channels7.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability
AUDIO
Maximum Channel Processing7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIx
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
DTS Dialogue Control
Dialogue Lift
Digital Legato Linear
In-Ceiling Speaker Mode
OP Processing
Sound Optimizer
Tone Control All Channels
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Pure Direct Mode
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. D.C.A.C.
Calibration MicrophoneMono
Speaker Relocation
Automatic Phase Matching
Automatic Phase Matching
VIDEO
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p (YCbCr4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Music Connect
Remote Monitoring with ihiji
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDCP Version2.2 (4 in / 1 out)
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Outputs1
USB Input1 (Front)
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs4
Analog Audio Line Outputs
Phono Input
Optical Inputs1
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs1 / No
Composite Video Inputs2
Composite Video Outputs1
S-Video Inputs
S-Video Outputs
Component Video Inputs
Component Video Outputs
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSB
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output0
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC
On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface (Only through HDMI)
GUI Languages4
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM only with RDS
Presets30 (30/-)
Digital Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
Speaker Terminals7
Large Speaker Terminals7
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50 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 up to 5.1.2 or 7.1
Dolby Surround Upmixer
DTS:X up to 5.1.2 or 7.1
DTS Neural:X
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System Advanced D.C.A.C. D.C.A.C.
Dolby Vision
HLG
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

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

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

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