Sony STR-DH790 vs Yamaha RX-A870BL

STR-DH790 vs RX-A870BL comparison chart

Sony STR-DH790 vs Yamaha RX-A870BL review

Sony STR-DH790
vs
Yamaha RX-A870BL

Here's an outline of the key differences: Sony STR-DH790 over the Yamaha RX-A870BL features. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STR-DH790 has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 8.3 out of 10 for RX-A870BL.

Advantages Sony STR-DH790 over Yamaha RX-A870BL

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Advantages Yamaha RX-A870BL over Sony STR-DH790

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Sony STR-DH790

Dec 13, 2019

In the beginning of the 2018 Sony announced a 4K HDR STR-DH790 7.2ch AV receiver with Dolby Atmos. This unit provides comfortable sound for large screens that can be adapted for viewing in any home. ...

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Yamaha RX-A870BL

Dec 06, 2019

This 7.2-channel AVENTAGE network AV receiver features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for surround sound realism. With the latest in HDMI technologies, experience movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD and high dynami...

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Product

Sony STR-DH790
Yamaha RX-A870BL

Model

STR-DH790
RX-A870BL

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

713
32

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6
100/8

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
1

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
MusicCast

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
400

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 13.3 x 29.7/ 17 x 5.3 x 11.4
43.5 x 17.1 x 38.2/17 x 6.7 x 15

Weight, kg/lbs

7.4/15.4
10.5/23.2

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Sony STR-DH790
Yamaha RX-A870BL
Sony STR-DH790
Yamaha RX-A870BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 8.3
  • 5.3Sony STR-DH790
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A870BL

The Yamaha RX-A870BL is better receiver in this comparison - check Yamaha RX-A870BL price.