Sony STR-DH550 5.2-Channel 4K AV Receiver

Model: STRDH550 UPC: 027242872752 Item: 163742


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Immerse yourself in vibrant 4K sound using the Sony STR DH550 5.2-channel AV receiverThis high-end receiver uses 4 HDMI inputs to handle connections from your PlayStation system, Blu-ray player, and more. Plus, with 4K and 3D pass-through, you can experience content the way it was intended - in high definition and from the comfort of your own home.

Sony STR DH550 Receiver Features:

  • Enjoy high-quality 4K content using 4K pass-through
  • Surround yourself in 3D content by connecting to compatible 3D devices
  • Charge and play your iPod/iPhone by simply connecting it to the front
  • Experience movie theater-quality HD Digital Cinema Sound

Product Information

Bring the excitement home with the Sony STRDH550 AV receiver, featuring 5.2 channels, 725 watts and iPhone and iPod connectivity. This Sony home theater receiver also handles all of your components with 4 HD inputs and 4K resolution pass-through. Now, all of your music and movies will get the multi-layered sound quality they deserve with HD Digital Cinema Sound and auto calibration for easy set-up.


Sony STR-DH550 AV Receiver Features:

5.2 Ch. Of Surround Sound

  • 145W per channel, the STR-DH550 delivers impressive multi-channel sound performance. (145W x 7 @ 6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD).

On-screen user interface

  • Easily set-up and control the A/V receiver via the on-screen graphical user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings, and confirm volume levels on-screen.

High Resolution Audio playback

  • Enjoy High Resolution file playback (up to 48k/16-bit PCM) when using the convenient USB connector. Simply plug-in the compatible device to the receiver and enjoy.

Smartphone savvy

  • Easily connect and charge compatible, portable devices including: Android smartphones, iPod/iPhones, digital music players, and even USB thumb drives or hard drives.

4 High-Definition Inputs

  • Enjoy versatile high definition audio/video connectivity with four HDMI inputs (up to 4K capable) that allow you to connect a Sony PlayStation entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, or any other HDMI capable devices.

Pure Direct

  • Pure Direct mode preserves signal clarity and detail by switching off unnecessary signal processing circuitry to provide the cleanest possible signal path with minimized electronic interference.

Smartphone connectivity via MHL

  • Plug-in your smartphone using a MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) certified HDMI cable and let your favorite personal video clips, music, and more loose on the big screen complete with big sound. MHL also supports the charging of connected devices.

4K video pass-through

  • The STR-DH550 allows native 4K video content pass through to 4K capable televisions and projectors.

Standby Audio/Video signal pass-through

  • Enjoy convenient access to all connected HDMI devices without having to power on the receiver.

HDMI Audio Return Channel support

  • Eliminate any unnecessary cables. With HDMI ARC functionality, TV audio can be transmitted back to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.

3D Pass-through

  • Compatible with Blu-ray 3D movies, video games and other 3D content.

24p True Cinema pass-through

  • Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p compatible HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation gaming console via HDMI cable.

HD Digital Cinema Sound with front-High speakers

  • Optimize receiver settings to mimic movie theater sound characteristics. Front Height mode enables vocal height and 3D effects for improved effects positioning and added depth. Imagine as a helicopter descends from above and lands right in front of you – you’ll hear the change in height as the effect unfolds on-screen.

Sony Sound field technology

  • Experience the emotion of a live performance in your very own home when you embrace legendary Sony engineering expertise.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Set Up

  • Quickly and easily maximize your in-home theater experience via the Digital Cinema Auto Calibration feature. During setup, place the included microphone where you will be seated and wait as the settings are automatically optimized.

BRAVIA Sync Capable (HDMI CEC)

  • Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products.


Sony STR-DH550 AV Receiver Features:


  • MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) Front/Rear: 1 Rear Input Supported MHL version Incorporates MHL 2 Maximum current 900 mA
  • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes (6 ohm)
  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Night Mode: Yes
  • Number of Amp channels: 5 channels
  • OP processing: Yes
  • Speaker Impedance: 6-16 Ohms
  • Speaker Selector: A / Off
  • Speaker Terminal: Screw
  • Sub Woofer X' Over: 17 points (40 - 200 Hz)
  • (6Ohms, 1kHz, 1ch driven) THD: 0.9%
  • (6Ohms, 1kHz, 2ch driven) THD: 1%
  • 6Ohms, 1kHz, 1ch driven: 145 W
  • 6Ohms, 1kHz, 2ch driven: 105 W + 105 W
  • 6ohms, 20-20kHz, 2ch driven: 90 W + 90 W / (0.09%)
  • Band: 6
  • DCAC: D.C.A.C.
  • Mic: Mono


  • DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes
  • DTS 96/24/ DTS Neo:6: Yes (DTS 96/24)
  • DTS HD MA/ DTS HD HR: Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital: Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic/II /IIx /IIz: Yes (Prologic, Prologic II)
  • Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +: Yes/Yes
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes/Yes
  • 2ch: Yes
  • F.D. Auto: Yes
  • Analog Direct: Yes
  • HD-D.C.S.: Yes
  • Hall (large hall): Yes
  • Headphone 2ch: Yes
  • Headphone Direct: Yes
  • Jazz Club: Yes
  • Live Concert: Yes
  • Multi Stereo: Yes
  • PLII Movie: Yes
  • PLII Music: Yes
  • PLIIx Movie: Yes
  • Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
  • Pure Direct: Yes
  • Sound Field Link: Yes
  • Sports: Yes
  • Stadium: Yes
  • Auto Tuning: Yes (OSD)
  • Direct Tuning: Yes (OSD)
  • Preset Channel (FM/AM): 30 FM, 30 AM
  • Station Name: Yes


  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Digital Input Assign: Yes
  • Display: 10 digit dot matrix
  • Pin Jack: Nickel
  • Power Consumption: 200 W
  • Power Consumption (Power Stand By): 0.3 W
  • Power Requirement: 120 V 60 Hz
  • Sleep Timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)
  • iPod Browsing with System (via USB): USB works with: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch (2nd through 5th generation), iPod classic, and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).


  • Audio Inputs
    • Analog Audio In: 4
    • Coaxial: 1
    • Optical In: 2 
  • Audio Outputs
    • Headphone Out: Yes (Gold)
    • Pre Out (Subwoofer): 2
  • Other Inputs and Outputs
    • USB: Supported formats: MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32 kbps – 320 kbps, VBR WMA: 48 kbps – 192 kbps AAC: 48 kbps – 320 kbps WAV: 8 kHz – 48 kHz, 16 bit PCM
  • Speaker Outputs
    • Center: Yes
    • Front A (L/R): Yes
    • Surround (L/R): Yes
  • Video Inputs
    • AV In: Including Front AV: 2
    • HDMI In: 4 
  • Video Outputs
    • Composite Video Out: Inc. Monitor Out: 1
    • HDMI Out: 1


  • A/V Sync Features
    • A/V SYNC: Yes (Fixed)
    • A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz --------------CONFIRM-------------------
    • A/V Sync Time (msec): 60 msec 
  • HDMI
    • 3D over HDMI: Yes
    • Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • Audio Widget: Yes
    • BRAVIA SYNC (CEC Control): Yes: One-Touch Play, System Audio Control, System Power Off
    • HDMI Version: 2.0
    • HDMI video output capability: 4K, 1080p, 1080/24p Deep Color (up to 36 bit) Triluminos Color (xvYCC)
    • Power Off Pass Through: Yes


  • Receiver Dimension (WxHxD inches): 17 x 6 1/4 x 13 (430 x 156 x 329.4 mm)
  • Receiver Weight (pound): 16 lb 13 oz (7.6 kg)


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hdmi passthrough bluetooth
Michael E on Feb 16, 2018
hdmi passthrough bluetooth
Michael E on Feb 16, 2018
How do I hook my I-phone up and play my music, is it the usb jack in the front of the receiver , if so what settings do u go to?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2018
  You can connect your iPhone via the USB jack in front. Simply select 'USB' as your input, and control the music from your phone!
How do I get a operating manual?
Gene S on Nov 5, 2017
  The manufacturer's web site has a facility for downloading manuals.