FIRST PICS: Sony's new STR-DH800 multichannel receiver

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Sony STR-DH800

What's more, we're due to get our first review sample any day now.

The STR-DH800 replaces the five-star STR-DG820 and is a 7.1 design with high-definition audio decoding.

It's fitted with Sony's S-AIR wireless rear speaker system, and decodes all the new high-definition audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

There's support for xv colour and Deep Colour, four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. You can also use the STR-DH800 to biamplify your speakers, with separate power stages to drive the low frequency and mid/high frequency drivers.