Sony STR-DG1100 Surround Sound AV Receiver

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Sony STR-DG1100 Surround Sound AV Receiver

The Sony® STR-DG1100 7.1 A/V receiver is a video centric entertainment hub for the most demanding HD experience. This receiver integrates the latest audio and video technologies while making operations simple to command and easy to follow. Utilizing Sony's Xross Media Bar™ inspired GUI with Faroudja® DCDi™ Cinema Technology, the STR-DG1100 can up scale all video sources to 1080p1 in an intuitive environment for even the most novice user. The STR-DG1100 features BRAVIA® Theatre Sync, DIGITAL MEDIA PORT and supports the continued expansion of high-definition content such as Blu-ray Disc™. This new model supports both 1080/60p and 24p video formats, x.v.Color (xvYCC) while providing 3 HDMI™ inputs.

Key Features

Optimized for Blu-ray Disc™ and Other HD Sources6: The STR-DG1100 is engineered to be the ideal Blu-ray Disc® A/V receiver, fully compatible with the Sony® family of Blu-ray Disc Players. Superior video switching and audio performance ensure seamless compatibility with today's demanding HD sources. The STR- DG1100 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: Provides full compatibility with Blu-ray Disc® format's linear PCM (uncompressed) output, producing up to eight channels of "high quality" audio reproduction.

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 (sold separately).

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.4 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.

Xross 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). The menu includes access to DIGITAL MEDIA PORT accessories (sold separately), the ability to assign HDMI inputs and independent A/V sync control for each input. It's simple. Just pick up the remote and a whole new experience will be revealed.

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 fewer wires.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration: 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™ Ready3 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: The 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.