Sony Announces 3D Compatible A/V Receiver

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Sony Announces 3D Compatible A/V Receiver

Many readers of The Perfect Vision and AVguide forum participants have asked how home theater electronics—and specifically A/V receiver—are likely to change and evolve as the 3DTV movement gathers momentum. Today, Sony has given us at least a partial answer by announcing its first-ever 3D compatible A/V receiver, the new STR-DN1010 ($500), which will become available in June 2010.  In addition to the STR-DN1010, the firm also announced three other new receivers.

We present the text of Sony’s press release, below, along with some photos of the new 3D-ready AVR.

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SONY INTRODUCES ITS FIRST 3D COMPATIBLE AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER

Three Powerful Models with Expanded Connectivity Also Join Line-up

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2010 – Sony today announced its first A/V receiver capable of supporting 3D audio and video.  

Featuring HDMI™ 1.4 3D pass-through technology, ample high definition connectivity and compatibility with all of the latest Blu-ray Disc™ audio formats, the new STR-DN1010 A/V receiver is designed to create a simple solution for controlling any high definition or 3D capable home theater.

“It’s important for consumers to understand the role that audio plays in the in-home 3D experience,” said Neal Manowitz, director of Sony’s Home Audio and Video division. “By streamlining connectivity and supporting 3D hardware and software, the STR-DN1010 receiver will provide a simplified approach to 3D home theater control and performance, ensuring the best possible user experience.”

The 7.1 channel STR-DN1010 A/V receiver (110 watts power per channel @8-Ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD) features full high definition 1080/24p support and seven HD inputs in total (four HDMI and three component) allowing for connection to a wide variety of HD devices. The receiver’s HDMI 3D pass-through technology supports 3D video from connected devices and passes them through to a 3D compatible high definition television, while decoding high-resolution audio codecs.

The receiver also features an icon-driven menu system for simple device and content navigation and has the ability to upscale analog video sources to 1080p resolution via HDMI. The model also boasts a sleek piano black gloss design that matches Sony’s line of Blu-ray Disc players and televisions.

The STR-DN1010 is compatible with all advanced audio codecs, including Dolby® TrueHD, dts®-HD Master Audio and features wireless 2nd zone capabilities through Sony’s S-AIR® wireless technology. With the addition of an S-AIR transmitter (model EZW-T100) and separate S-AIR speakers (sold separately), the receiver can also drive wireless audio in up to 10 additional rooms.

The STR-DN1010 A/V receiver also features a Digital Media Port (DMP) input for simple connection to external sources including an iPod® and iPhone® (compatible DMP accessories required and sold separately) and is compatible with both Deep Color™ and x.v.Color™.

The STR-DN1010 A/V receiver will be available this June for about $500.

Sony also introduced the new STR-DH810, STR-DH710 and STR-DH510 A/V receiver models to its core line-up. Specifications are as follows:

STR-DH810 A/V Receiver
Available in March for about $400
·         7.1 channel (110 watts power per channel @8-Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
·         Seven HD connections (4 HDMI / 3 component)
·         Upscales incoming analog video signals to 1080p
·         2nd Zone wireless audio (S-AIR ready)
·         Compatible with Dolby TrueHD, dts-HD Master Audio
·         Fully assignable audio and video inputs
·         Audio Return Channel using just one cable for TV audio
·         Stand by pass-through of Audio & Video via HDMI connected devices
·         Universal Remote

STR-DH710 A/V Receiver
Available in March for about $300
·         7.1 channel (105 watts power per channel @8-Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
·         Six HD connections (3 HDMI / 3 component)
·         2nd Zone wireless audio (S-AIR ready)
·         Compatible with Dolby TrueHD, dts-HD Master Audio
·         Fully assignable inputs allows for use of all connections
·         Audio Return Channel using just one cable for TV audio
·         Stand by pass-through of Audio & Video via HDMI connected devices

STR-DH510 A/V Receiver
Available in March for about $230
·         5.1 channel (100 watts power per channel @8-Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
·         Five  HD connections (3 HDMI / 2 component)
·         HDMI Repeater for simplified audio and video signal management
·         Blu-ray Disc Audio Decoding (Linear PCM Only)
·         Audio Return Channel using just one cable for TV audio
·         Stand by pass-through of Audio & Video via HDMI connected devices 

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