Sony announced the new STR-DA3500ES 7.1 channel A/V receiver featuring a 100-watt amplifier x 7 (8 ohms, 20Hz — 20 kHz, .09 percent THD) and four HDMI inputs. The model is compatible with the latest audio codecs (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD, DTS ES, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and 8 channel Linear PCM) and supports HD Digital Cinema Sound, 1080/24p video output as well as Deep Color and x.v.Color.
The STR-DA3500ES receiver features 1080p up-scaling with Faroudja processing in the main room, and in total can support two zones of high-definition video and a third zone of audio. It is fully compatible with Control 4 applications, and utilizes an icon-driven menu system for content navigation and a Digital Media Port connection for easy connection to iPod. This new receiver is both XM and Sirius radio ready.
The STR-DA3500ES will be available next month for about $1,000 at Sony Style stores nationwide and at authorized Sony ES dealers across the country.