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Sony - 2.0-Ch. Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth - Black
Description

Bring together your analog and digital music collection with this 2-channel Sony receiver. Its phono input lets you hook up a record player directly, and its Bluetooth capability allows convenient wireless streaming from compatible devices. This Sony receiver has a built-in power amplifier for clear, distortion-free sound, and the rigid chassis minimizes vibration.

11 Features
  • 100W RMS power x 2 channels: For powerful sound.
  • Built-in Bluetooth: Not only can you wirelessly stream and play music from compatible Bluetooth devices, but with Bluetooth Standby, you can turn on your receiver remotely.
  • Phono input for turntables: Plug your turntable directly into the receiver via the phono input for appropriate pre-amplification and EQ.
  • Speaker A/B switching function: Lets you connect two pairs of speakers. You can easily switch between A or B or use all of them together at the same time to expand your listening environment.
  • 1% total harmonic distortion: Ensures clear audio.
  • Hi-Res audio support: Lets you enjoy high-quality audio playback via Bluetooth.
  • FM tuner: 30 station presets lets you program your favorites for simple one-touch recall.
  • Headphone jack: Full-size (1/4") headphone jack.
  • Media input: 4 stereo RCA audio & 3.5mm inputs.
  • Volume offset mode: Automatically adjusts phono input volume.
  • Pure Direct mode: Provides improved signal clarity and detail.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Elegant Simplicity, Powerful, Very Clean Output

    This is a superb and stylish stereo receiver/amplifier with Sony quality at a very modest price. I have earphones which cost more than this fully-equipped receiver!

    After extensive testing of this equipment my conclusion is that the Sony STR DH190 Receiver has a very nice combination of features, power and sound quality which surpass the vast majority of its competitors in its price range.

    The task of selecting a stereo receiver/amplifier is complicated by the wide variety of systems being marketing by electronics firms (2.0, 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 7.1 or 7.2) Those numbers indicate how many channels of stereo are created. 2.0 is traditional stereo, 2.1 adds a separate sub-woofer, 3.1 adds a center channel, 5.1 includes rear speakers for better surround sound effects. Finally, 7.1 adds two speakers on the left and right and positioned about where the listener sits, while 7.2 is the same as a 7.1 system but with an extra sub-woofer.

    That’s a lot of numbers! So which is best? You would think that a 7.2 system would be the ultimate and far, far superior to a simple 2.0 stereo. But guess what? It all depends upon your speakers! All 2.1, 3.1, 5.1 and 7.1 systems are designed to send a narrow range of sound to a set of small speakers supplemented by a single sub-woofer to handle the bass.

    But if you have a pair of classic big stereo speakers with a nice tweeter on top, a mid-range speaker in the middle and huge bass speaker at the bottom you are probably best served by hooking it up to a good 2.0 stereo like the Sony STR DR190. All of that channel separation performed by a 5.1 or 7.1/7.2 amplifier is wasted and probably detrimental to the quality of output from your big stereo speakers. Those big speakers have something better than a sub-woofer – they have powerful directional bass speakers that far out-perform that single, modest-sized sub-woofer in the 3.1, 5.1 or 7.1 systems.

    The only application for which 3.1, 5.1 or 7.1 systems are superior is in home theaters. There you can take advantage of a number of small speakers located around the room to enhance the sound of movies or sports on your big screen TV.

    So if you have a nice set of big stereo speakers, stop shopping in the 5.1/7.1 receiver aisle and focus on this terrific Sony receiver.

    It is packed with a great set of features and specifications:

    • It is compact, 17” wide (standard width of most stereo equipment) but just 11” deep and 5” tall

    • Isolated phono input to give your turntable and vinyl records the best sound possible

    • Four speaker connections (A and B set)

    • Discreet amplifier provides 100 watts of power for each set of speakers (at 8 ohms)

    • Speaker impedance adjustable from 6 ohms to 16 ohms

    • Total Harmonic Distortion of just 1%

    • FM turner with 30 digital presets and station names, plus auto tuning

    • 4 analog (RCA) inputs (plus the Phono input)

    • Front mini jack (3.5 mm) input (to connect a phone or iPod)

    • Headphone output

    • Full-function remote control

    • Bluetooth connectivity with on/off control over the receiver

    • Sleep function accessed from remote

    • Display can be set at bright or dim level or turned off entirely

    • Weighs 15 pounds and very solidly built with a reinforced chassis

    The receiver is very sleek, with an elegant minimalist design. Controls on the receiver include power, speaker switching, FM tuning, preset station selection, display brightness, display selection, Bluetooth pairing, PureDirect isolation, input selector and volume.

    The sound produced by this system’s amplifier is pure, distortion-free and steady at both low and very high volumes.

    The Bluetooth connection was effortless from every device I tried (phone, tablet, laptop). One very nice aspect of the Bluetooth feature is that you can power-on the receiver from the remote device.

    Heat is the enemy of receivers but this unit has a great many air ventilation slots on the top, sides and bottom to allow enough airflow to keep it cool and give it a long life. Not very high tech, but an important design element.

    This Sony receiver is likely a huge step up from that old amplifier that you probably have attached to your stereo speakers. It is very easy to set up, will fit on even a fairly shallow bookshelf and will connect to all of your stereo equipment with ease.

    I just have two quibbles on this unit. One small issue is that the wire holes on the connection tabs for speaker wires are fairly small. If you use very thick speaker wire you may find it a bit tricky to insert that wire into the tab. Not really a big deal but I felt I should mention it. The other drawback is that I wish it had an AM tuner as well. There are times when I want to listen to AM radio stations (sports, talk shows, news) but this receiver is missing that feature.

    Bottom line - the Sony STR DH190 Receiver is a great two channel stereo hub, priced so low that you can afford to spend more on speakers yet capable of the vast majority of functions you will use every day. It has features and the performance of far more expensive systems. It is an excellent value for music fans who want to upgrade basic stereo setups.

    Mar 20, 2018 23:02
  • Review by gadgetguy11, 10 out of 10
    This is Not Your Grandfather's Receiver!

    The Sony STRDH190 is an Ultra Modern 2-Channel Audio Receiver designed to deliver Precision Audio for 2018 & Beyond!

    LIKES:

    1- Smarter Bluetooth Standby turns on receiver wirelessly by any phone or tablet simply by activating Bluetooth! Features Bluetooth Audio Streaming.

    2- Vinyl never sounded so clear! Dedicated equalization & gain is activated with Phono Input. The resulting sound is off the charts!! The highly sensitive Phono Preamp is purposely located diagonally opposite the magnetic Power Transformer to keep inference to a minimum.

    3- Uses a discrete transistor amplifier, a feature unique to the most expensive High End Power Amplifiers. A discrete amplifier produces sweet sound with much higher Signal to Note Ratio, greater Amplifier Gain, less Clipping, lower Distortion & inaudible Hiss, compared with "Amplifiers on a Chip" that are cheaper & are standard in most receivers.

    4- Oversized Power Transformer exceeds power requirements at the loudest Sound Pressure Levels. Feel the weight of this receiver; the massive power transformer is most of the weight. Gone are the flickering receiver lights when you crank up a budget receiver, because it was running out of power. When an amplifier runs out of power, the sine wave audio transitions to a flat top, square wave, or DC. DC burns out speaker coils. Playing an amplifier with inadequate power source causes this phenomenon; this receiver is designed to deliver full rated 100 Watts RMS / Channel continuously without jeopardizing speaker coils.

    5- Six (6) stereo inputs: 3) Standard Analog Inputs, 1) Tape or similar Input / Output, 1) Phono & Bluetooth.

    6- Full Functional Remote Control

    7- Auto Standby: If power is cut & restored, receiver turns back on with the exact input & volume before power was cut. This is a huge feature for a remote installation. I am using this receiver as an outdoor Deck Audio system, using Apple Airport Express with Apple AirPlay as the streaming audio input. I use a WEMO switch to energize / cut power to this receiver. Switch WEMO on & the receiver immediately turns on in the state last set up.

    8- Low Profile Cabinet measures only 5 1/4" high; placement is very versatile.

    9- 2) Zone A & B speakers are selectable by remote control. This means indoor & outdoor speakers, or 2 rooms of audio can be switched or operated simultaneously.

    10- Front Panel 3.5mm audio input connects to Amazon Echo Dot & similar steaming audio sources or smart speakers. No need to fish around the back of the receiver to find the jack.

    11- 1/4" full size front panel mounted headphone jack.

    12- Built-in FM Radio with 30-station preset, remote controllable.

    13- Massive 100 Watts RMS / Channel Output X 2 at 1% THD (it plays VERY LOUDLY yet Sounds PURE!).

    14- Dimensions & Weight:

    Depth 11.2 in

    Width 16.9 in

    Height 5.2 in

    Weight 14.77 lbs

    15- 2-Year Factory Warranty.

    16- Hi-Res Audio, with high bit count on digital signals, produces higher than CD quality sound.

    17- The steel reinforced chassis, located on the bottom of the receiver, is a work of art & is something to behold! More than a pretty box, this chassis is designed to be located near speakers that you crank up loudly, while absorbing & not transmitting vibration that would directly result in audio distortion heard through the speakers! SONY perfected this feature years ago for their State-Of-The-Art ES Receivers, ES Preamplifiers & ES Amplifiers. To bring such crucial technology to this 2-Channel Receiver clearly shows SONY's dedication to Pure Audio with STRDH190.

    18- Sony even added vibration deadening heat sink mounts for the aluminum power transistor heat sinks, to further reduce undesirable vibration that could be transmitted and heard as distortion in the speakers.

    19- Pure Direct option on the remote avoids sound coloration & yields only the cleanest tracks.

    20- Designed for Speaker Impedance from 6-16 Ohm, which is basically every speaker on the market.

    DISLIKES:

    1- The volume knob is an ideal size, but is not weighted. In the 70's, large receivers featured "Weighted Volume Control" and "Weighted Tuning Knobs". A small spin and a flywheel behind the front panel would transfer the spin effortlessly with a cool feel. Minor issue, but it would have been nice...

    2- Power cord is permanently connected to the back of the receiver; I prefer a receptacle on the back of the receiver with a plug-in power cord. That enables easier routing to AV cabinets.

    3- No rear panel IR Sensor. For installations in cabinets using a smart remote such as Harmony, remote transmitter eyes look better - and are invisible - when mounted to the rear panel IR Sensor if one is present on the receiver, rather than stuck on the front panel IR Sensor, with a wire hanging out.

    4- No Subwoofer Output. Even though this is a 2-Channel amplifier, using a subwoofer to enhance low frequency sound can be desirable. A single RCA jack with low pass filter would have enabled a simple subwoofer connection.

    CONCLUSION: This is Not Your Grandfather's Receiver!

    With Smart Bluetooth Connection, Streaming, Phono customized for Vinyl & a Premium construction designed for delivering Pure Sound, Sony STRDH190 earns my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!

    Feb 24, 2018 14:36
  • Review by JoeyNoNuts, 10 out of 10
    Sony 2 channel Bluetooth receiver

    Bought this to channel receiver for my coffee shop and liked it so much I bought another one for home! It’s only two channels, but with a little research, I discovered you can make it 5.1 channels by hooking it up to an active subwoofer (thanks YouTube!) Everything sounds good and it’s plenty loud and has a sleek design, my only complaint would be there is a slight lag using the Bluetooth. It bothers me a little bit to hear the sound effects or words a millisecond behind the image on TV, but I imagine that would always be the case with Bluetooth, but at this price point, I can live with it.

    Nov 04, 2021 13:12
  • Review by amateriat, 10 out of 10
    "Budget" Receiver Punches Well Above Its Weight

    Backstory: I decided to finally put together a second, smaller hi-fi for my work/study/brainstorming room in the house, as my "main" hi-fi, in the living room, also happens to be tied to the 52" flat-screen above it, and let's just say I don't always have access to it when I'd like to (I'm the big music person here, she's the big TV/movie person). I already had two of the required components to pull out of mothballs (turntable and cassette deck, both solid quality if a tad old), so I just needed speakers, CD player, and, of course, a receiver to (paraphrasing the Dude) tie it all together. Decided to go completely old-school, since the type of receiver I was after (two-channel-only, non-geeky control layout) is rare as hen's teeth brand-new on the market, or so I initially thought.

    So: got a nice used CD player. Scored a great pair of "true" bookshelf speakers (I've seen self-described "bookshelf" speakers that might fit a shelf at the New York Public Library, but not any shelf of anyplace I've actually lived), and what at first seemed a cool old receiver. Worked swell for a few weeks, then developed issues with output. After attempting a fix, I decided to sideline it and try another receiver. Receiver #2 sounded a good deal nicer, and looked the part, so I thought I was set…until it decided to lose most of its right-channel output. I knew what the problem was, but couldn't take care of it in a timely fashion, so *that* was consigned to the basement next to Vintage Receiver #1. I decided that the third go-round *had* to be the charm, so I decided to buy the best I could find without going crazy price-wise.

    I wasn't too hopeful: having once been in the hi-fi biz, I knew that almost everything below a certain price-point would be over-festooned home-theater stuff, which I've never had an interest here; the more music-centric gear is seriously good, but also seriously pricey, and since I already *had* a seriously-good 'fi, I wasn't in the hunt for superlative performance, just something that was decent enough for a would-be audiophile like me to just sit back, forget about the gear and dig the music. Not very hopeful, I did some absent-minded Googling, and that's where I came across Wirecutter's review of receivers, and their surprising top pick…surprising, because I'd missed the Sony among all the "cheap-seats" receivers i'd already seen. And the more I read about their pick, and why they picked it, the more-intrigued I became. Checked a few other sources for reviews, and decided to give the Sony a shot: at that price I didn't have much to lose, and this time, if I didn't like it, I wouldn't be stuck with it.

    Glad I did. First thing out of the way: yes, it punches quite a bit above its weight (and price-point), sounding better than any mainstream receiver selling new for well under 200 bucks has a right to. Is the best thing I've ever heard? No…because I've listened to and owned some heavy-hitting gear in the past, and set up even heavier-hitting systems for others. Keep your expectations real and I doubt you'll be disappointed. A few have critiqued the receiver for sounding "flat", particularly in regard to bass response. My ears and experience tell me the receiver isn't goosing-up the bass for the sake of immediate impression. There's a difference between *more* bass and *good* bass, and I'll aways choose the latter over the former. In the case of my tiny bookshelf speakers, there's only an issue at very low volume. Solution? set the bass to +2, and I'm good. (Not a problem at higher volume levels, BTW.)

    Input: Yes, a Phono input. Didn't think I'd find one in something this low-priced. Better still, it's actually quite good overall: set up my "revived" AR XA turntable and had several hours of fun pulling vinyl from the shelves, which is usually a good sign – come for the sound, stay for the tunes. (Bonus: you can adjust the gain in the Phono section, via remote, to match the output of your other music sources.)

    Line Inputs: It has enough of them (4, not counting the 3.5mm input jack in front), and not only are they easily controllable (via controls on the receiver or remote), but you can change each input's name, also via remote, to reflect the source component connected (CD, Tape, FLAC…or whatever comes to mind). A nice little touch.

    And, speaking of that remote: some have griped that you can only access certain functions via that remote, preferring buttons and knobs, and "what do I do if I lose or break the remote?" My response is (1) I *much* prefer the "minimalist" approach Sony took here, steering 180 degrees from the airliner-flight-desk approach too many AV receivers have taken up until fairly recently. The controls I likely would frequently use are large and up-front: Volume (large, and surprisingly less cheap-feeling than I was led to expect, though still not as solid-feeling as old-school stuff), Source-select, and Power (natch). There's a narrow row of buttons for controlling speaker selection (A/B), tuner function, Display, Dimmer, Bluetooth, and a tone-control bypass function Sony calls Pure Direct. Everything else, which to mind mind might rarely if ever be tweaked by most folks, is accessible via the remote.

    About that remote: Sony's taken the less-is-more approach even here, and for me that's a godsend: way too many companies have crammed an immense number of buttons on their remotes, too many of them identical in size and shape, with descriptive lettering so small under each button (lookin' at you, Yamaha) that you might need a magnifying glass to get things right, even if you're far from geezer-aged. You can get to grips with the Sony in fairly short time, and likely get to the point of manipulating the basic functions by "feel" alone.

    There's a lot of remote-ness to love: tone controls are strictly via remote, as are things like tuner presets (30 in total, but you can have your three favorite stations programmed into three buttons on the remote, which – get this – will also turn on the receiver if it's turned off at the time), and the "Amp Menu", which can do even more than I care to get into here, but rest assured that the process isn't nearly as arcane as your typical 7.1 home-theater behemoth. And it's nearly all worthwhile.

    A few notable party tricks:

    - Bluetooth Standby: After you pair a smartphone to the receiver, you can turn on the receiver from the phone.

    - Standby Mode: The receiver will turn itself off after 20 minutes in the absence of any playback activity (except FM tuner operation).

    - The Dimmer function has three positions for the display: Normal, Dim, and Off. In the "Off" position, the display remains off until you utilize the remote, in which case the display softly lights up to display the current status and/or change you've made, then turns off again. Once upon a time, you paid dearly for stuff like this.

    Caveats:

    Much has been made about the speaker terminals. Yes, I wish they'd equipped the thing with something beefier. But, belies it or not, I've suffered with flimsier examples of this type of connector in components where the particles involved should've known better, especially at the prices being asked. (And, yes, you can go as large as 14-gauge speaker cable with this, which is plenty–more is overkill IMO, and you could manage with a bit less. Again, we're not going for world-records here.)

    The FM Antenna: This is one area where I'm afraid Sony messed up, but even here there's a fix: Sony elected to use an oddball antenna connector for FM reception, and the wire they include is indeed pathetic. But…that connector is the same kind that is used for battery-connectors in things like cordless landline phones, and are accessible through numerous parties online. All you need is to get one, connect the wires to a conventional antenna hookup, and you're good.

    So: Yes, for the price, this thing is ridiculously good. Yes, of course, you can find something "better", but unless you blow a good deal more cash for an esoteric brand, you'll also likely be paying for a ton of other stuff you may not want or need, which does little more than get in the way of what you *do* want and need, especially if music is the main thing, if not the only thing, you care about.

    Highly Recommended.

    Oct 23, 2020 21:52
  • Review by Drivin, 10 out of 10
    Highly Recommend

    Awesome 2 channel power plant. The elusive (on most) phono stage pushes my U-Turn Orbit with effortless clarity. Bluetooth connects and streams as it should. The most you can get at this price point. Sets up in 5 minutes out of box. Get it, you won’t be disappointed.

    May 01, 2021 09:42
  • Review by Ricardo, 10 out of 10
    Exactly what I was looking for

    This receiver has a Phono input that is specifically what I was looking for to connect a turntable.

    May 15, 2019 18:35
  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 10 out of 10
    Multiple (all good) Personality

    SONY STR-DH190 2 Channel Audio Receiver. Let me provide a quick SUMMARY before I go into detail. This SONY is very flexible, very easy to setup, and very nice sounding with useful, solid power. When everything is considered, it’s a very good, actually surprising, value.

    Pulling this Sony DH190 out of the box, it’s easy to get nostalgic. The SONY is a reminder of when home stereo was simple and fun. But, I’m not going to underestimate what’s being offered here. If you think about it, this package actually hides a tuner, a preamplifier, and amplifier in one neat, accessible package. I discovered a handful of possibilities here. Obviously I added a nice pair of speakers that I had, but after that, there are several directions I might take this. And, yes, I know Sony highlights the PHONO INPUT, but there is something here for everybody.

    It’s all about the inputs, my friends . . . the INPUTs.

    I’m going to review this as a mobile phone driven audio system, because that’s my preferred source for music these days. The SONY provides 2 ways to connect a phone. I used the easiest (for me) first. A male/male 3.5mm stereo headphone cable (not supplied) that I have sitting around was plugged into the headphone port on my phone and the SONY’s front panel INPUT labeled “PORTABLE”. Instantly music from my music library played on my connected speakers. Easy to get loud, really easy to adjust sound, balance, all using a reasonably sized remote but with lots of buttons. And when I can’t be loud, there is that HEADPHONE jack on the front panel.

    OPTION 2 for mobile phones. This Sony has a trick that older, legacy receivers can’t do . . . it has Bluetooth . . . so my phone or main AVR can send a stereo audio signal without wires strung across the room. Really cool versatility. Bluetooth (4.2) wirelessly connected my mobile phone (computer or tablet will work, too) to my SONY. No need to be next to the receiver. Hide it in a closet or cabinet (but remember you lose Remote Control unless you’ve got glass doors). Bluetooth Standby will even turn the SONY receiver ON if it’s in STANDBY MODE, and perform music selection control via your phone, as usual. I couldn’t hear any sound quality difference between my wired or BT connection. Having no need to leave my phone near the receiver was a definite advantage.

    SOUND QUALITY: The SONY TR-DH190 packs a punch. It powered my mid-sized multi-driver bookshelf speakers with no difficulty. The sound was properly balanced, with no sense of distortion up to very loud levels. The amplifier was very quiet, hiss-free, when turned up quite high, with no music playing. I even connected my $2500/pr premium speakers, which can be very demanding of power, and the SONY was delivering very nice sound. I don’t recommend it for power hungry speakers, but it’s not bad sounding.

    Those remote buttons give you lots of control over the receiver. There’s an FM tuner with 3 Presets, which is OK for me. The remote control provides access to the TUNER’s channel search and selection. The FM quality was OK, but more restricted when compared to CDs or my iPhone. Mostly irrelevant to me. The Remote provides direct access to each INPUT, both bass and treble levels as well as speaker selection.

    FLEXIBILITY: Did I mention the flexibility? What I’ve described so far can be set up in a listening room, or dorm room, or small office. But there is so much more.

    Should I use it as a simple way to augment an exercise room TV? I only need audio OUT from either a TV headphone jack or the left/right audio channels of that TV or cable/satellite/ box into one of the 4 INPUTS of the SONY. There are appropriate adapters (sold separately) for most situations.

    Or, maybe I’ll use this for my main room home theater setup, as the amplifier I need to expand on my surround (or ATMOS) setup. I can use the Sony DH190’s amplifier section for those additional surround channels which my AVR can decode but lacks the built-in amplifiers for.

    Or, maybe I use one the SONY inputs to share my subwoofer feed (from my AVR) and drive a pair of bass shakers for my chairs.

    Or, do I simply use it as intended in the advertising, and create a self-contained audio system, using that PHONO INPUT to connect a new phono player. The phono input is a real advantage, eliminating a potentially expensive add-on, or low quality make-do effort. Nice.

    COMPLAINTS: I’d prefer a few more lighted buttons on the receiver. The writing is way too small, lacking adequate contrast. The LCD display, however, is large, legible, with adjustable brightness, so that’s good. I prefer banana plug/screw down connectors for wires. Sony chose the press/connect style, which is probably easier for most people. Just don’t strip your wires too long. I miss that outlet on the back panel, but no one has that anymore. I like the differently sized VOLUME and INPUT SELECTOR knobs. They are both tight, which I suppose is a positive. But, operating the tight VOLUME control leaves me with the feeling that the Sony is resisting my urge to blast loudly. It’s probably just me because most people will use the remote anyway.

    The fact is, Sony does the important stuff right: sound, power, usability, flexibility. This is a sweet sounding stereo receiver, and it’s going to make a nice addition to my home audio and video setup.

    Feb 22, 2018 13:44
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Home office stereo

    It’s great, for the new home office. Listen to steaming music all day, when not on phone with co- workers. Bluetooth works great with cell phone. Getting new speakers for Xmas, currently have my 15+ year old Pioneers hooked up to it. The stereo sound is much better than the one rechargeable blue tooth speaker that I’ve about wore out. Book and receiver are easy to read and not much to setup, unless you want to program the input names or radio stations. But the book is very simple and clear to do those. Remote is nice and simple to use, figure out. Sale price at Best Buy was $99 in late Nov., 2020.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:09
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    Denon - AVR-S540BT Receiver, 5.2 channel, 4K Ultra HD Audio and Video, Home Theater System, built-in Bluetooth and USB - Black
    Description

    The 5.2 channel AVR-S540BT features Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG and 4K video upscaling for a stunning home theater experience. It includes 5 HDMI inputs at 4K/60 Hz with full-rate pass-through and HDCP 2.2 support on all HDMI ports. Use the front panel USB port to listen to your favorite tracks seamlessly, or stream music via Bluetooth or HEOS with your smart devices via any of the popular streaming services like Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora and more. Control power, volume and source with the Denon 500 Series Remote app. With our award-winning Denon Setup Assistant, the AVR-S540BT is just as easy to setup as it is to enjoy.

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  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Camby, 10 out of 10
    Great receiver for under 300

    I’ve been audiophile for 25 years. I own a $4000 denon flag ship receiver and for 300 bucks this unit is outstanding...One tip if you’re listening to Dolby Digital movies you need to turn the bass down to -5 on the tone control otherwise the loud scenes will be overwhelming

    Jan 30, 2021 12:29
  • Review by itchypen, 8 out of 10
    Excellent receiver for the money!

    Good pounding Power, (745Watts) the sound just jumps out at you! Great value per watt!! easy set up up, w/ hdmis, coax, optical's, rca,s , 2 sub out, etc. Not cluttered with a bunch of options you don't need or wont use, Simple, elegant, Power, Great Brand and easily one of the most competitively priced units available.

    Sep 28, 2018 16:51
  • Review by Mediacenter, 10 out of 10
    Man Cave

    Outstanding! We’re never leaving our media room. With the addition of the subwoofer

    Sep 11, 2021 11:28
  • Review by Nats, 10 out of 10
    Gr8 stereo

    I love this reciever so far. Its been 20 years since we had to buy a new one and i think this one us great. I love the Bluetooth. I can listen to radio from my phone. The ports on front are great too. Cant wait to hook it up to my surround sound when i finally get it home. So far its great tho where i am staying. I highly recommend this stereo. Thank you best buy for recommendation if this. Fits perfectly in my new fireplace b

    Jan 10, 2020 18:12
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    Great theater surround

    Needs clear set up instructions without having to download from the internet.

    Works great 5:1 surround.

    May 01, 2020 18:54
  • Review by Johnnyhz1977, 8 out of 10
    Good price good brand

    Looks nice sound good at the price $199 and $38 for 4 year geek squad is amazing only cons is no wifi but if you have apple tv or amazon fire tv it’ll recompense for that feature. Overall happy with my purchase and i owned several brands onkyo pioneer and sony im happy with this denon. Pros Bluetooth

    Aug 31, 2019 13:56
  • Review by Doug, 10 out of 10
    Very happy, future looks bright

    I bought this AVR for a strange reason: I was looking for an amp in this price range that could accept optical audio inputs. This has two optical and a coax, which each are assignable to one of six inputs. I do not plan to use this for video (maybe in the future) but for NAD C538 CD audio via coax and my two Macs (USB->optical adaptors).

    I am also able to use a pair of the analog RCA audio inputs for the audio from an AirportExpress used as an Airplay receiver. I also picked up some RCA->HDMI adaptors, but I haven't used them yet.

    So I'm very happy with what I can do with audio.

    The sound is great through my smallish JBL Control 1's and a fairly conventional Pioneer subwoofer. I don't use the surround or center. This is actually the first receiver I've used with a setup mic situation and I have no doubt it really helped.

    Aug 21, 2020 17:38
  • Review by DenonQuality, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Receiver

    I Purchased thus Denon Receiver in March from Best Buy and it has great amplified sound thru my Klipsch Speakers and Subwoofer.

    The Bluetooth Feature is great.

    Apr 24, 2021 11:19
  • 9.0score
    3
    Insignia™
    Insignia™ - Amplified Thin Film Indoor HDTV Antenna - Black/White
    Description

    Improve signal clarity with this Insignia Amplified Thin Film Indoor HDTV Antenna. The 50-mile range ensures strong signal reception, while a 10-foot coaxial cable makes for easy routing. This InsigniaAmplified Thin Film Indoor HDTV Antenna easily mounts on a wall or flat surface and comes with a tabletop base for convenient placement.

    4 Features
  • Compatible with most HDTVs: For simple operation with your existing television.
  • Receives VHF and UHF signals: To deliver HD channels without the need for a cable package.
  • Up to 50-miles reception range: Ensures a clean, clear signal.
  • Designed for wall or table-top use: For optimal placement.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Antenna, 6 out of 10
    It’s okay

    Not my favorite antenna. There are two chords (a black chord to plug into the outlet and a white chord to plug into the tv). My previous antenna only had one chord to directly connect to the tv and worked well (for 5 years). The new antenna had less connections to channels and was missing one of the main channels (ABC). I auto searched 4 times and placed the antenna somewhere different each time, but i wasn’t getting the results i wanted. The antenna is ultra thin. I thought it would be a sleek thin stiff plastic board, but it is a flimsy plastic sheet kinda like a plastic binder? The sheet stands upright, but i don’t know how long that will last in it’s lifetime. And the last thing is that I wish the antenna came in completely black as an option because the white chord shows on dark furniture. I’m sure i can find a way to disguise the white chord, but there’s also just too much juggling of criss crossing chords. Unfortunately I want to like the antenna, but will be returning the item. This review is in hopes that somehow Insignia may develop an upgraded sleek and clean version of this antenna sometime in the near future.

    May 16, 2021 23:46
  • Review by DT75, 10 out of 10
    A fantastic replacement for expensive providers

    I bought this HDTV antenna to "cut the cord" from DirecTV, DISH, and Comcast. Installation is a breeze, 5 minutes + 10 minutes for channel programming. I am fairly surprised and quite happy with my decision and with this antenna unit. Thus far, I only set it up right by and on the same level as the TV and receive a horde of channels that I normally watched when subscribing to the aforementioned 3 providers. In addition to the network channels (abc, cbs, fox, nbc, pbs) and the long-time local channels (2, 20), I also get CourtTV, Comet TV, Charge TV, Grit TV, Mystery, COZI TV, True Crime Network, Light TV, this TV, Get TV, H&I (Heroes & Icons), Antenna TV, Movies!, Decades, Stadium (the sports-oriented channel), ion, and best of all, even MeTV (one of my favorites although it's kinda on and off with the signal). Basically, I only watched old-time shows/movies from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and forensic-oriented shows, and these channels provided exactly the types of TV shows what I wanted. Don't care for today's TV shows (too PC/boring for me.) I've been wondering why I did not switch earlier/sooner. I even think that if I put up the antenna higher, I may even get more channels or more consistent signals as some of the listed channels don't always show up, but this easily beat paying $150/month for cable/satellite TV that I've been paying for the past 20 years! I purchased 2 of them, one in my office, and one in the kitchen for my wife. Note: these channels are NOT true 1080 HD, and may be 720 at best, if that. Still, I highly recommend this antenna for those thinking of aborting the expensive cable/satellite providers. For those living in the Greater Denver area, go to ontvtonight.com for Denver TV Guide listing for the TV shows that are available on these channels that I listed above.

    Jan 08, 2021 19:03
  • Review by BigDan, 10 out of 10
    BigDan’s review

    It works as advertised. I have placed it high up on an outside wall next to a slider. I placed the antenna lead next to the trim of the slider and tacked it in place. The main thing is that it works as it said it would and I get all the channels I wanted and then some.

    Nov 20, 2020 10:48
  • Review by MCan2, 10 out of 10
    Cut the cable bill!

    Works well. Receiving all air channels in my area. Nice feature is that one side is white so it blends in and is not very noticeable!

    Nov 09, 2021 11:09
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    Trying to ditch this expensive cable and this one works well Local channels came in great hopefully it continues to work well

    Nov 08, 2021 12:36
  • Review by WallMountantenna, 8 out of 10
    Wall antenna

    Won't stay on wall, but still like it better than one that sits on my dresser

    Jan 08, 2021 22:23
  • Review by Remy3888, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    I love this HDTV Antenna....................... 4k

    Dec 27, 2020 09:08
  • Review by MichMan, 10 out of 10
    Ditch cable and satellite TV!!!

    Wanted to stop paying my ridiculously high cable bill once and for all!! I bought this antenna and it works perfect! No complaints whatsoever! Easy to install, picked up 40 channels some I didn’t even knew existed and all came in HD quality! If you’re tired of paying $200 bucks a month BUY this and buy it now! I already canceled my cable! Only WiFi and this antenna! Oh and I already order 2 more! Get you one!!

    Aug 09, 2020 21:52
  • 8.4score
    Aluratek - Digital TV Converter Box with Digital Video Recorder - Black
    Description

    Catch all of your favorite shows with this Aluratek digital TV converter box. Its personal video recorder function supports instant and scheduled recording and saves captured content to a USB, solid-state or hard drive. View a list of upcoming shows and your recorded content via the electronic program guide of this Aluratek digital TV converter box.

    7 Features
  • Compatible with most TVs: Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI or RCA connectivity.
  • Real-time and scheduled recording: Once content is recorded to an external hard drive or flash drive you can take your recorded media and watch it on a computer with compatible media player apps.
  • HDMI output: Allows you to connect the converter box to digital displays without a TV tuner.
  • USB multimedia player: Play back your media stored on the flash drive or external hard drive.
  • Electronic program guide: Helps you find your favorites shows with ease.
  • Closed captioning: Provides subtitles on all supported channels.
  • Parental control function: Parents can set passwords to block access to certain TV channels of their choosing.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jays, 8 out of 10
    Stops recording

    The programming works on it pretty well the records OK but if the signal strength is slow it’ll stop recording completely

    Oct 04, 2019 15:53
  • Review by Cindiestar, 4 out of 10
    Not user friendly

    I can’t get the channels I want when the guide is displayed. I’m watching what the box wants me to watch.

    Jun 12, 2020 23:13
  • Review by AZreview, 8 out of 10
    A good OTA receiver and DVR

    I had ditched cable TV using an amplified antenna, but missed being able to record programs while I was away. This does the job for me. Remember to get a USB storage device for DVR. The user manual leaves a lot to be desired. The box says it is a dual tuner device. I haven't been able to figure out how to use that feature yet. A work-around is to use the RF out connector to connect to the tuner in your TV. Then you can switch your TV input to its tuner while the DVR is is recording.

    May 04, 2019 11:48
  • Review by Panchito, 10 out of 10
    Works as advertised

    Opinions on the Superbowl aside, I purchased this product to convert OTA signal to show the game on a projector. The setup process was truly plug and play and combined with the Mohu Leaf Antenna, it pulled in every channel available in my area. For the price, i would certainly recommend this product to those looking to view OTA channels without a TV. It does have the option of HDMI as well as component and the HDMI does carry the audio. I have not tested the capability to record to an external drive.

    Feb 05, 2019 09:21
  • Review by PNNews, 8 out of 10
    Good product, not perfect

    It does what it needs to, record tv shows that are available with an antenna. You just buy an external hard drive, plug it in the USB port, then you have your own DVR without cable. So you can even record WWE smackdown and keep it forever. When you had cable they wouldn't let you keep your recordings forever. The only problem is when your antenna is receiving a weak signal, you may miss a recording or get scramble vision. Sometimes the weak antenna signal can cause the machine to lag so make sure you check on the signal every now and then and move the antenna if the signal is weak. Because if you wait a couple of days, you might be surprised to see all your recordings messed up.

    Jan 04, 2021 22:38
  • Review by MrWhicker, 10 out of 10
    Probably Works OK

    I gave it a 5 star rating as the benefit of the doubt. It was intact when I picked it up at Best Buy. But I couldn't get it to record consistantly with any flash drive. I then exchanged it for a Mediasonic brand similiar converter, which behaved the same way. I returned it, also, to Best Buy and was looking for yet another brand to try. But first, I visited a manufacturers online forum about the matter of the Mediasonic unit not working properly. I learned that flash drives are not recommended for these converter/recorders, that flash drives are unsuitable. It was said that an #external hard drive should be used instead. I had mixed feelings, it was good to know that there was a reason I was having little success with flash drives and a remedy by using an #external hard drive, but flash drives for recording would be so convenient. I bought a 1TB #external harddrive and another Mediasonic unit, and it has been doing ok, as it is supposed to. And I'm thinking there is a very good chance that the Aluratek unit will do just as well with an #external hard drive instead of a flash drive. I think these 2 diffrent brand of converter/recorders are just about the same inside, and the instruction manuals look almost exactly alike.,

    Dec 04, 2020 19:16
  • Review by Traxxas, 8 out of 10
    Not perfect but meets my needs.

    I purchased this mainly for the DVR capability. I switched to ota tv to save money but missed being able to record shows. I have tried other DVR’s but they have failed. This one delivers good! not great but good acceptable quality recordings. For the price it is worth the money. I do not want to pay hundreds more and a subscription for better cable quality. I am happy and can live with this.

    Oct 29, 2019 23:39
  • Review by funkyfresh, 2 out of 10
    Terrible user interface. Broke after 1 month.

    Even if this garbage worked perfectly fine it would still not be something I would recommend. The remote transmission range is atrocious, you can't change channels while recording, the interface is horrendous, and the thing won't turn on at all after only a handful of uses. Garbage. Do not buy. If you do decide to purchase this junk please do spend the money on the extended warranty. We could not return it after the short return policy by Best Buy.

    May 09, 2021 18:16
  • 7.6score
    Denon Electronics - 13.2 Ch AVR, Advanced 8K UHD Video, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced & Auro 3D, Built-in HEOS - Black
    Description

    The Denon AVR-X8500HA 13.2 Channel AVR with advanced sound processing that delivers extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies. Ushering in a new standard for fully immersive, high-resolution home theater and listening, the world’s first 13. 2 channel AV Receiver features IMAX Enhanced, DTS: X and Dolby Atmos, with up to 7. 1. 6 or 9. 1. 4 speaker configurations, and 13. 1 channel Auro-3D configuration. Featuring eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, the AVR-X8500H incorporates an advanced 8K video section that supports 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz video pass-through., BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through, along with support for 3D content. Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music anywhere throughout your home and connect to other HEOS-enabled speakers. This high-performance AVR allows effortless and flexible voice control on all the major voice agents like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Josh.ai, Apple Siri and AirPlay 2. Play music or control your home appliances, light, and speakers optimally from any corner of your house with just a voice command. Featuring wireless streaming through built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HEOS, this AVR allows you to seamlessly play music from your favorite streaming apps like Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn, Deezer, and Pandora.

    8 Features
  • Premium Home Cinema Experience: The Denon AVR-X8500HA AVR delivers high-power performance at 150W/Channel to ensure a dynamic and precise entertainment experience. Enjoy immersive 3D audio with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS Virtual:X, DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced, & Auro-3D
  • Advanced 8K Upscaling: Enjoy your favorite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The AVR-X8500HA features a dedicated 8K input that supports 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz video pass-through, along with HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision & HLG for exceptional color and clarity
  • Exceptional Digital Audio Processing: Listen to your favorite tracks with advanced Denon’s AL32 Processing that provides multi-channel, ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering on all audio channels and delivers a natural soundstage
  • Wireless Music & Video Streaming: Stream Unlimited Music Through Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and More, via Wi-Fi, Airplay or Bluetooth with built-in HEOS Multi-Room Digital Streaming and enjoy Hi-Fi, multi-room surround sound
  • Full Voice Control Compatibility with Amazon Alexa: Adjust the volume, change tracks & switch inputs absolutely hands-free with Amazon Alexa voice control. Also works with Google Assistant, Apple Siri & integrates with home-automation systems like Josh.ai
  • Versatile Connection Options: The AVR-X8500HA is equipped with 8 HDMI In / 3 Out, 2 Digital, 6 Analog, 2 Coaxial, and 1 Phono Input that slows you to connect various audio sources like CD Players, Blu-Ray, Turntables and more. Features 2 Pre-Outs to connect subwoofers for additional bass
  • Experience Smooth, Soothing & Clear Sound: With Audyssey MultEQ XT32, advanced EQ calibration & room measurement system that dynamically optimizes all speakers to your listening levels, reducing sudden blasts or muffled dialogues and delivering pristine sound for all your entertainment
  • A Trusted Name in Home Entertainment: With its 100-year legacy & Japanese precision technology, Denon brings purity of sound & joy to your lives. Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio. Create a 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 surround sound with this amp for an unmatched home theater & entertainment system
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by mandaln, 4 out of 10
    Who is this for?

    It’s too expensive for not providing meaningful competent upgrades to 2021 tech. The lack of all points being hdmi 2.1 is a huge issue (only one port is). Why pay this much when a Yamaha can do all ports hdmi 2.1 for 600 bucks!

    Sep 24, 2021 01:02
  • Review by RadyoShaq, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Sound and 4k 120hz hdmi

    Works great with the PS5 via HDMI 2.1 pass-thru for 8k 60hz or 4k 120hz. Sound is clear and ATMOS is well managed. Remote is awesome and backlight with motion sensor.

    Oct 31, 2021 14:45
  • 7.0score
    SunBriteTV - Signature 2 Series 43" Class LED Outdoor Partial Sun 4K UHD TV
    Description

    Enjoy vivid pictures outside with this SunBrightTV Signature 43-inch 4K TV. The durable aluminum casing is designed for permanent outdoor installation and ensures optimum performance regardless of weather conditions. This SunBrightTV Signature 43-inch 4K TV with anti-glare technology delivers ultra-bright dramatic picture detail even when viewed under partial sun and high ambient light conditions.

    14 Features
  • Signature 2 Series outdoor TV: This series of TVs is specially designed for use in partial sun and high ambient light outdoor spaces (pergolas, partially covered decks).
  • Outdoor TV engineered for use in different climates: Allows for operation in low temperatures from -24°F and high temperatures up to 122°F.
  • Commercial-grade 4K UHD high-brightness (700 NIT) screen with HDR: With LED backlight and TruVision™ anti-glare technology delivers ultra-bright, dramatic picture detail with 4 times the resolution of Full HD.
  • Large weatherproof media bay: Plenty of storage room for many popular media players and cables.
  • Built-in HDBaseT receiver with IR repeater: A clean, affordable option for receiving up to 4K UHD resolution video, power, and control.
  • OptiView Day and Night modes: Optimize outdoor picture quality settings any time of day with a single touch.
  • Powder-coated rust-proof aluminum exterior: Protects internal components from rain, snow, dust, insects, humidity, and salt air.
  • 43" screen: A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.
  • 2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images: Watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.
  • Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your TV: With an HDR-compatible 4K TV, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.
  • LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions: They also deliver plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.
  • 2 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection: High-speed HDMI delivers picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable not included.
  • HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support: To ensure compatibility with the latest 4K sources and streaming services.
  • Enjoy the picture from multiple angles: Wide 178° viewing angle provides a clear picture for viewers seated near the side of the screen.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Jeffrey, 6 out of 10
    Outdoor TV

    Received this TV and it was damaged. Had to order another and it will be installed soon. So I can't give a review yet on the performance of it.

    May 18, 2021 14:56
  • 6.0score