Sony STR-DA5200ES Home Theater A/V Receiver

Sony Updated: 2007-09-26
Sony STR-DA5200ES Home Theater A/V Receiver

Deliver the digital world into your living room with the powerful STR-DA5200ES 7.1 channel A/V receiver. The STR-DA5200ES captures input from your audio and visual sources, including Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and portables, and optimizes each signal for the best possible aural and visual quality. Enjoy hundreds of channels of crystal-clear digital radio when you connect the optional XM Connect-and-Play™ antenna.

Optimized for Blu-ray Disc(tm) and Other HD Sources

7.1 Channel Audio/Video Receiver (120 watts x 7;8 ohms, 20Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD)

Cross Media Bar Inspired Graphic User Interface

Exclusive Faroudja(R) DCDi Cinema Up Scaling Technology

Video up-scaling to HDMI (up to 1080p) with HDMI "Active Intelligence"

Accepts 1080p video signal and 8ch linear PCM through HDMI

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration with stereo mic

XM Connect-and-Play™ with Neural 5.1 Surround Sound Decoding

USB Input for Connecting Portable Audio Players

Picture-in-Picture for Monitoring Multi-Zone Output or External Video Source

Optimized for Blu-ray DiscTM and Other HD Sources:
The STR-DA5200ES is engineered to be the ideal Blu-ray Disc™ A/V receiver, fully compatible with the Sony® BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc™ Player. Superior video switching and audio performance which will work with many of today’s demanding HD sources. Three High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) inputs are capable of accepting resolutions up to 1080p, offering the full video quality that Blu-ray Disc™ format can deliver4. For audio, the STR-DA5200 offers full compatibility with Blu-ray Disc™ format’s linear PCM (uncompressed) output, producing up to eight channels of “high quality” audio reproduction.

Cross Media Bar Inspired Graphic User Interface-2
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).

Faroudja® DCDi CINEMA Chipset for Up Scaling to 1080p:
IC processor developed by Faroudja, and first used by Sony, which will up scale1 and up convert all video signals (less than 1080p) to 1080p via HDMI4. This latest chipset corrects image jaggedness; reduces block noise and reproduces true to original colors. The end result is a beautiful and smooth high definition image.

Picture-in-Picture for Monitoring Multi-Zone Output or External Video Source
Enjoy the convenience of picture-in-picture capabilities in the STR-DA5200ES 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver; another benefit of the Faroudja DCDi CINEMA chipset. With an additional video input, a customer can connect a baby monitor or security camera and monitor room activity or view a 2nd video source while still watching their main video source.

HDMI Up Scaling
Composite, s-video and component video sources can be up scaled to 1080p then converted to HDMI output, 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 downconvert the signal for use with composite or S-Video ouputs. This is ideal for distributing video through multiple rooms with less wires.

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The USB port goes beyond just a convenient front input; it enhances the use of select Sony portable devices by integrating stored music content with a tradition home theater configuration. Along with providing power to the player, music data (artist, title, etc?) is integrated into the Media Bar inspired graphic user interface. So, regardless if you are at home or on the go, your favorite music is at your fingertips.

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.

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 placement, distance and delays are automatically adjusted. Sony’s Digital Signal Processing uses feedback between the microphone and receiver to optimize sound settings.

XM Connect-and-Play™ Ready with Neural 5.1 Surround:
A world of digital radio at your fingertips. Connect the optional Connectand-Play antenna for 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 premium cable television.