Sony STR-DA4300ES Home Theater A/V Receiver

Sony Updated: 2007-09-26
Sony STR-DA4300ES Home Theater A/V Receiver

Take command as you manage your entire HD experience through one powerful hub. The STR-DA4300ES 7.1 A/V receiver was engineered to empower you with total control. By utilizing Faroudja® DCDi Cinema™ Technology, you can easily upscale non-HD sources (VHS, DVD, etc.) to 1080p. For superior sound reproduction, the STR-DA4300ES features high-grade components that provide effective heat dissipation and large amounts of power while maintaining precise sound quality. For added convenience, this versatile entertainment hub features an award-winning graphic user interface for easy access to even the most complicated functions, is iPod® ready (accessory sold separately), and supports the latest audio formats from Dolby Labs® (Dolby Digital + and Dolby TrueHD) and DTS® (DTS High Resolution Audio and DTS HD Master Audio).

Xross Media Bar inspired graphic user interface

Faroudja® DCDi Cinema™ Up Scaling Technology

BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™


100 Watts X 7 Power Amplifier (8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.09% THD)

Optimized for Blu-ray Disc™ and other HD source

Accepts x.v.Color (xvYCC) and Deep Color

Accepts 1080/60p and 24p video signal via HDMI

Accepts 8ch linear PCM, Dolby Digital +, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD via HDMI2

Video up-scaling to HDMI (up to 1080p)

HDMI "Active Intelligence" (3 inputs/1 output)

Digital Cinema™ Auto Calibration with stereo mic

Sirius and XM Connect-and-Play™ Ready1 with Neural 5.1 Surround

Portable Audio Enhancer

Optimized for Blu-ray DiscTM and Other HD Sources
The STR-DA4300ES is engineered to be the ideal Blu-ray Disc® A/V receiver, fully compatible with Sony® family of Blu-ray Disc Players. Superior video switching and audio performance ensure seamless compatibility with today's demanding HD sources. The STR-DA4300ES features up to three High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) inputs which are capable of accepting resolutions up to 1080p, offering the full video quality that Blu-ray Disc® format can deliver.

Up to 8 channels of Linear PCM audio plus Dolby Labs® (Dolby Digital +/Dolby TrueHD) and dts® (DTS HD)
The STR-DA4300ES will offer full compatibility with Blu-ray Disc® format's linear PCM (uncompressed) output, producing up to eight channels of "high quality" audio reproduction. The STR-DA4300ES will also have the ability to support the latest audio formats from Dolby Labs® (Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby TrueHD) and dts®(DTS HD).

HDMI "Active Intelligence"
The receiver can detect and receive the best possible video and audio signals from all connected devices-making connection and performance as simple as plugging in a single wire. Sony's HDMI "Active Intelligence," produces both audio and video through one HDMI cable.

Faroudja® DCDi CINEMA Chipset for Up Scaling to 1080p
IC processor developed by Faroudja®, and first used by Sony, which will up scale and up convert all video signals (less than 1080p) to 1080p via HDMI. This chipset corrects image jaggedness; reduces block noise and reproduces true to original colors. The end result is a beautiful and smooth high definition image.

Cross Media Bar Inspired Graphic User Interface
An on-screen menu system that simplifies the most complex operations of an A/V receiver for home theater applications. This advanced menu system incorporates icons, an easy to follow "tree" system and a blending technique so users know exactly where they are amongst the various settings while still watching their main video source (up to 1080i). Enhancements made to this year's menu include access to DIGITAL MEDIA PORT accessories, the ability to assign HDMI inputs and independent A/V sync control for each input. It's simple. Just pick up the remote and whole new experience will be revealed.

HDMI Up Scaling
Video sources connected via composite, S-video and component cables can not only be up converted to a HDMI™ video output but can also be up scaled from its native signal to 1080p (i.e. 480i to 1080p) thus minimizing the number of connections needed from the receiver to the television display. HDMI supports resolutions up to 1080p and enables both HD video and uncompressed streaming audio to be transmitted through a single cable.

Down Conversion
Component and S-video sources can be down converted to lower resolution outputs, thus customizing video connectivity to home theater requirements from a single source. Also, both receivers can take HD sources from component video and down convert the signal for use with composite or S-Video ouputs. This is ideal for distributing video through multiple rooms with less wires.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration-2
An ideal listening experience is only a button away. Simply place the included microphone in your listening position, push a single button and speaker position, distance and delays are automatically calibrated. Sony's Digital Signal Processing uses feedback between the microphone and receiver to optimize sound settings.

Sirius and XM Connect-and-Play™ Ready with Neural Surround
A world of digital radio at your fingertips. Connect the optional antenna for either Sirius and/or XM subscription service and enjoy the variety and quality of digital radio with the superior sound quality of an A/V receiver. In addition to stereo, you can enjoy 5.1 surround broadcasting. XM radio is a satellite radio service that provides pay-for-service radio, analogous to cable television.

Portable Audio Enhancer-2
The ES 7.1 A/V Receivers are ideal for today's portables. A powerful Digital Signal Processor expands the quality of sound from any connected device. Simplified front-side audio and video connections make it easy to play portables through the receiver.

HDMI™ Output with 720P/1080i and 1080p upscaling of DVD Media
Reads the data on a standard DVD at 480P and maximizes the video resolution to best fit your HDMI compatible TV. The STR-DA4300ES takes it a step further and allows for DVD Media to be upscaled to 1080p. Overall, this allows for you to enjoy the best in video performance while delivering digital video and audio over one simple cable.

Precision Cinema Progressive™ Technology
Many other DVD players detect image changes at the Scan line level-Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) system detects them at the Pixel level. The picture is more faithful to the source-whether film or video-because separate, optimized algorithms are used to handle the differing Pixel behavior. Separate algorithms are also used to process the moving and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving objects that are virtually free from motion artifacts.