Audio Video Receiver
Key Features
7.1 Channel Audio/Video Receiver
105 Watts X 7 Amplifier Power (8 ohms, 1Khz,
1.0% THD)
Accepts 1080/60p and 24p video signal via
1080p HDMI™ w/ Active Intelligence (3in/1out)
Supports 8ch Linear PCM
Component Video (3 Inputs/1 Output)
Key Technologies
Optimized for Blu-ray Disc™ and most HD Sources
Sony’s A/V Receivers are engineered to be the ideal Bluray 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 sources2 . 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.4
BRAVIA® Sync™ 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 line5 . 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™ .
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT 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 devices6 ) 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 for a simple one wire
XM® Connect-and-Play™ Ready A world of digital radio is at your fingertips. Connect the optional Connect-andPlay antenna, sign up for XM service and enjoy the variety of digital radio with the superior sound quality of an A/V
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.
Audio Video Receiver
Power Consumption (in Standby): TBD
dts® Decoding: Yes
Dolby® Digital Decoding: Yes
Dolby® Digital EX Decoding: Yes
dts®-ES Decoding: Yes
dts® 96/24 Decoding: Yes
dts® NEO:6 Decoding: Yes
Dolby® Pro Logic® Decoding: Yes
Dolby® Pro Logic® II Decoding: Yes
Dolby® Pro Logic® IIX Decoding: Yes
Digital Cinema Sound™ Technology: Yes
Remote Control: Yes (Pre Programed)
A/B Speaker Switch: Yes (A / B)
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration: Yes (MicMono)
HDMI™ Technology: Active Intelligence
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Channel Power Rating: 7.1 Channel Power
Rating: 105W x 7 Amp Power (8 ohms,
THD 1.0%)
Sound Fields: Cinema - 3; Music - 3; Auto
Format Decoding - 11; 2 Channel - 1
Zones: Single
Tuner Type: Auto Tuning, Direct Tuning,
Station Name
XM® Connect and Play™ Compatible: Yes
XM® Memory Presets: 30
AM/FM Memory Presets: 30 FM - 30 AM
Speaker Terminal Type: Spring Clips (A &
Weight: 17 lbs 10 oz (8Kg)
Measurements: 16 15/16 x 6 1/4 x 12
1/4" (430 x 157.5 x 310mm)
Supplied Accessories
Instruction Manual
FM Wire Antenna
AM Loop Antenna
Size AA Batteries: 2
Remote Commander® Remote Control
Color: Black
UPC Code: 027242727472
1. XM® Connect-and-Play™ requires satellite radio subscription and
antenna which are sold separately. Antenna placement restrictions
2. HD source requires HDMI™ and/or component video connectivity.
Requires compatible HDTV for high definition playback.
3. Requires HDMI compatible HDTV with 1080/60p display capability.
4. Certain circumstances may limit/prevent Blu-ray Disc™ playback.
Requires HDTV with 1080p display capability.
5. Each product must include BRAVIA® Theatre Sync™ feature. Please
refer to owner’s manual for compatibility.
6. Not all Bluetooth® enabled products may communicate with each
©2007 Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony, BRAVIA, Theatre Sync, Network Walkman, Digital Cinema Sound
and Remote Commander are trademarks of Sony. Blu-ray Disc is a
trademark. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and ProLogic are registered trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories. dts is a trademark of Digital Theater Systems, L.P.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All
Weights and measures are approximate.
Inputs and Outputs
Digital Media Port: Yes
HDMI™ Connection Output(s): 1 (Rear)
HDMI™ Connection Input(s): 3 (Rear)
Optical Audio Input(s): 2 (Rear)
Coaxial Audio Digital Input(s): 1 (Rear)
HD Component Video Input(s): 3 (Rear)
HD Component Video Output(s): 1 (Rear)
Composite Video Input(s): 4 (1 Front/3
Composite Video Output(s): 1 (Rear)
RCA Audio Input(s): 7 (3 Dedicated/4
RCA Audio Output(s): 2 (1 A/V Output, 1
Subwoofer Output(s): 1 (Rear)
Antenna Terminal (AM Loop): 1 (Rear)
Antenna Terminal (FM 75 Ohm): 1 (Rear)
Headphone Output(s): 1 (Front- Silver)
Power Requirements: AC120V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (in Operation): TBD
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Last Updated: 12/05/2008
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