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I was looking to buy a Sony STR-DA555ES. Currently I have a Sony STR-DH820. My dad has the 555ES and I think it sounds much better than my Sony. On ebay the 555ES goes for around £200. Great I thought! But I then remembered that I use my amp as a HDMI switch and I run my PS3 and other HDMI devies through it for the sound etc. The 555ES doest have this.

 

So my question is, what other amp can I upgrade to which will give me 555ES quality and HDMI support for low money?

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RE: Sony STR-DA555ES

 

Are you using the same make & model speakers as your dad?

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RE: Sony STR-DA555ES

Yes same make and model speakers Smile

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RE: Sony STR-DA555ES

But in a different house presumably so therefore different accoustics & with a new amp that includes HD sound which you wouldnt get on the older amp. So what make & model speakers are they?

 

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TV: Sony KDL-46HX853 ( calibrated ), Virgin Tivo Box, BD Players: Sony BDP-S790,  PS3, PS4 & Panasonic DMR-BWT700

A/V Amp: Yamaha RX-V1073

Speakers: Dali Ikon 6 Front L/R, Dali Ikon 1's Surround, Dali Ikon Vocal 2 Centre, B&W ASW610 Subwoofer.

My System

Sony Bravia 46HX853 Calibrated Settings

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RE: Sony STR-DA555ES

B&W 601 S3s they are.

 

Does my Sony DH820 do HD audio then? I shows that its decoding the audio from my bluray movies HD-DTS.

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RE: Sony STR-DA555ES

Yes it does decode / play HD audio, DTS HD MA & DTS HD HR as well as Dolby TruHD amongst other formats. Have you not read the specifications of your amp? they should be in your manual if not they can be found online here clicky. Also check out whathifi's review here.

Here is a link to an explanation of surround sound sorry to mods if it breaches house rules LINK if it does i would suggest to the op look up the Dolby website & the DTD one.

 

Regards ....

 

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TV: Sony KDL-46HX853 ( calibrated ), Virgin Tivo Box, BD Players: Sony BDP-S790,  PS3, PS4 & Panasonic DMR-BWT700

A/V Amp: Yamaha RX-V1073

Speakers: Dali Ikon 6 Front L/R, Dali Ikon 1's Surround, Dali Ikon Vocal 2 Centre, B&W ASW610 Subwoofer.

My System

Sony Bravia 46HX853 Calibrated Settings