Sony and Control4 Redefine the A/V Receiver With Sony’s New STR-DA5800ES and the STR-DA2800ES
Sony and Control4 just announced their combined efforts to create the A/V receiver of the future. “We’ve taken the great core functionality of what Control4 has been doing and put it into our new receivers: STR-DA5800ES and the STR-DA2800ES," Sony product manager Neal Manowitz said.
“Both units have Control4 Home Automation technology. The 5800 has 140 watts x 9.2 channels and 4K upscaling and passthrough. The 5800 has 11 HD inputs and 3 HDMI outs, including a second zone. This receiver has more streaming services than any in the market place with Hulu, Vudu and Netflix and is the only receiver that supports video streaming.
“How this new A/V receiver fits significantly into the custom integration channel is that it comes in two tiers.