Featuring up to seven HD inputs including HDMI® and component video, each STR Series receiver complements your customer's assortment of devices. From Blu-ray Disc™ players, PlayStation®3 game systems or up-converting DVD players, STR Series AV receivers offer an array of inputs to accommodate a variety of sources.
Assignable Digital Audio Inputs
Customers can get the most of each audio input with the ability to reassign digital audio inputs to support a wide range of connected devices. Customers get additional flexibility with both audio and video assignability - it's easy to integrate both audio and video sources!
Audio Return Channel
HDTVs are bridging the gap between standard television programming and internet content. A perfect example of this is BRAVIA® Internet TV that provides Internet-based content like Netflix® movies. With all this content delivered directly to the television, customers have to get the accompanying audio to the receiver. But this requires another cord and can be confusing to activate. Not with Audio Return Channel. This year, on all multichannel Sony® receivers, the same HDMI® output to the ARC-enabled TV will be utilized to bring the sound from the TV into the receiver5. This means customers only need a single HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV, and customers don't have to select different inputs to hear it. Just remember both devices must have the capability. Look for ARC (Audio Return Channel) next to the HDMI input to verify that both components (TV and Receiver) support this functionality.
HDMI® Repeater technology connects multiple devices via HDMI to your customer's receiver, allows for easy switching between devices and then connects everything to an HDTV with just one HDMI cable5. Without an HDMI repeater, your customer might plug their electronics into their TV and have to run audio in their sound system via optical cable. Not only does this make for a messy set up, but Blu-ray Disc™ audio will not be passed to the speakers, so your customer will miss the optimal audio experience.