Sony STR-DG720 Home Theater A/V Receiver

Sony Updated: 2008-07-30 RSS
Sony STR-DG720 Home Theater A/V Receiver

The STR-DG720 7.1 channel A/V receiver delivers the Full HD 1080 experience to a home theater system. This new 1080p A/V Receiver features HDMI™ with "Active Intelligence" and 1080/24p signal capability, making it compatible with Blu-ray Disc™, the PLAYSTATION®3 and other HD sources. Need more HDMI™ inputs? The STR-DG720 features three HDMI™ inputs that allow the desire for more HD content to grow. Speaking of an enhanced experience, the STR-DG720 decodes uncompressed audio (LPCM via HDMI™) so you can hear the original mix of your favorite BD titles. Looking for simplicity? BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ provides a one-button operation (via HDMI™) of your entire A/V experience with a select number of BRAVIA® televisions. Because no room is perfect, Sony's Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (and its supplied microphone) simplifies speaker set up and optimizes speaker performance with the push of one button in just 30 seconds. Do you want to connect your iPod® or Walkman® music player or listen to satellite radio? Well, the STR-DG720 features a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT connection which expands its flexibility to play back music from various audio sources (i.e. iPod® and Walkman® music players or PC) with one of the various accessories (sold separately) and the XM Connect-and-Play™ Ready feature provides the ability to access XM® satellite radio programming in surround sound.

Optimized for Blu-ray Disc™ and most HD Sources
Sony's A/V Receivers are engineered to be the ideal Blu-ray Disc A/V receiver, fully compatible with Sony® Blu-ray Disc™ Player. Superior video switching and audio performance ensure seamless compatibility with today's demanding HD sources. The STR-DG720 has three High Definition Media Interface™ (HDMI™) inputs that are capable of accepting resolutions up to 1080/24p, offering the full video quality that Blu-ray Disc format can deliver.

As a leader in products with HDMI connectivity, Sony has created BRAVIA® Sync™ technology to go beyond simple audio and video transmission. Starting with the STR-DG720, Sony's A/V receivers will transmit control functions to a select number of BRAVIA LCD televisions as well as new DVD players in the Sony line. With “One Touch Play", operations that took several steps have been reduced to one. Press the PLAY button on the remote, watch the A/V receiver turn on, then the DVD player power on and start to play, finally the BRAVIA television turns on and switches to the correct video input.5 Simple...Easy...BRAVIA® Sync™.

The demand for digital content continues to be strong. The challenge: how do you integrate music in various forms into a receiver— The answer: Sony¿s DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMP). Together with one of the DMP accessories (sold separately), this proprietary connection broadens the interface of home theater systems and components, connects with various devices which provide the ability to control and power devices while making set up easy and operation simple. The DMP accessories will include a PC Client Ready device, Bluetooth® receiver (for today¿s Bluetooth enabled mobile phones and other portable devices) and Audio Docking Stations compatible with Network Walkman¿ and iPod® products. So regardless of how you store your music, Sony¿s DIGITAL MEDIA PORT offers a point of access to integrate your portable music into a traditional home theater system.

HDMI "Active Intelligence"
Powerful HDMI™ connectivity combined with Active Intelligence offers automatic detection of optimal video and audio signals from all connected components with convenience of a simple one wire connection.

XM® Connect-and-Play™ Ready
A world of digital radio is at your fingertips. Connect the optional Connect-and-Play antenna, sign up for XM service and enjoy the variety of digital radio with the superior sound quality of an A/V receiver.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Now the optimal speaker settings for your living room iareonly a press of button away. Simply place the included microphone in your listening position and allow the strength of Sony's Digital Signal Processing to take over. Speaker placement, distance, and delays are all calibrated automatically to ensure a worry free listening experience.

Advanced A/V Sync
Special Digital Signal Processing allows for lip sync delay to adjust to match the refresh rates of today's advanced flat panel televisions and microdisplays.

Digital Cinema Sound™
Sony's original Digital Cinema Sound technology uses exclusive DSP technology to recreate the precise environment of three Hollywood Dubbing Stages where your movies are created. True theater sound in the home from the source.