Posted Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery
A trio of good ol’ 2D receivers is on the way from Sony in March.
We got the scoop on Sony’s new 3D A/V receiver last week, but if 3D viewing isn’t in your immediate plans, you can get your hands on one of three other receivers coming from Sony.
At the top of the lineup is the STR-DH810. It’s a 7.1 channel receiver that provides 110 watts of power per channel at eight ohms. Like the rest of Sony’s new receivers, it sits at one percent total harmonic distortion. Unlike the rest, it upscales analog signals to 1080p. The STR-DH810 sports four HDMI inputs and three component. You can pick it up in March for around $400.
The STR-DH710 is just a step down from the 810. You’re losing five watts of power per channel, which isn’t too big a concern, and you lose two HDMI channels. The most notable omission though, is that the 710 doesn’t upscale to 1080p. Of course, you’re also saving money, since Sony’s estimated price for the DH710 is a cool $300.
Sony’s STR-DH510 is the base model of the new line. It’s a 5.1 channel receiver, two less than its bigger brothers. The connections drop to three HDMI and two component, and upscaling is gone as well. The 510 debuts in March as well, for $230.
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