£149.95 Sony STRDH520 Black AV Receiver

The STRDH520 from Sony is an entry level AV Receiver but, the specification would make you wonder whether this is actually an entry level model.

The STRDH520 is not 5.1 but 7.1 channel AV Receiver giving you the option for a side speaker and an excellent sound output that would complement the video output. Take a look at the spec and you might find it hard to believe this is entry level. Sony has also added decoding capabilities for HD formats through Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD decoders. This enables you, for the first time to get full sound potential from Blu-ray on your 500-series AV receiver. Sony has also included the Dolby ProLogic IIz providing you with a convincing surround sound effect from TV broadcasts.

Loaded with four HDMI inputs, the AV receiver is capable of handling even the most advanced home cinema set-ups. The AV receiver is 3D compatible and ARC (Audio Return Channel) compliant. ARC enables you to connect your TV with just a single HDMI lead and push the video signal to your TV from the receiver whilst also receiving the TV's sound back into the receiver. In case you have older sources the AV receiver provides component, composite, optical, coaxial and RCA phono connections as well.

With 100 watts per channel you are sure to get explosive output for your sound tracks. BRAVIA Sync links to other Sony BRAVIA products via the HDMI.

The Sony STRDH520Black AV Receiver is available from Richer Sounds for £149.95.