Sony Announces New 3D Compatible AV Gear

Paul Lilly

Now available for pre-sale is Sony's new line of home audio/video receivers with 3D support baked in. New models include the STR-DN1020, STR-DH820, STR-DH720, and STR-DH520. All four will ship this Spring, and none of them will set you back more than $500, with the lowest end model (DH520) carrying an MSRP of $230.

The DH520 is a 7.1 channel AV receiver with HDMI 3D pass-through, six HD inputs (four HDMI, two component), Bravia widget unified TV on-screen interface, Bravia sync, and 100Wx7 output.

Sitting one rung higher on the totem pole is the DH720 ($300), which adds more wattage (105Wx7), the ability to upconvert/upscale from analog to 1080i video via HDMI (Faroudja DCDi Edge), and iPhone/iPod video and music playback via USB.

The DH820 ($400) kicks things up a notch to 110Wx7 and includes seven HD inputs, Digital Legato Linear (D.L.L.) advanced sound processing, second zone audio and video, dual subwoofer pre-outs, and IR in and out.

Finally there's the flagship DH1020 ($500) which comes with an iPhone/iPod touch remote control app, iPhone,iPod dock, sound optimizer. and access to streaming Internet audio services.

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