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Called Vtuner today and the tech I spoken too said that the
Vtuner will be back up and running in days since the fix from Sony was only done last Friday on the other sony products that they sell with the Vtuner.
Glad that they are taking care of this problem....JT
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VTuner is now back and sounding good.
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Full noob to home theater but find the 1040 piquing my interest. The stats look good and see some rave reviews but also issues and troubleshooting here. Owners would you still recommend it?

room is ~500-600 sq feet and would be used for music too, thinking 7.2 would be better both tv & music

LG 55" tv has limited HDMI's so will need a good amount on receiver eventually, would connect 4-5 hdmi's and wired or Bluetooth audio. May pair it with polk tsi500 towers, psw10 sub, cs10 center, and polk surrounds
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I too am curious about this and need to replace an STR-DA7ES that I love but has no HDMI and no Dolby Digital Plus (Netflix, etc.)

My budget is exactly $400 so this is it for Sony.

However, Amazon reviews are a HUGE red flag. Usually low reviews can be dismissed as uninformed people, people with an axe to grind, people just giving a 1-star review because they got a dead unit or something silly, etc. Not the case here.

When 1-star reviews are more than 10% of the 5-star reviews, that's a bad sign. Here they're 38% and most say the same thing -- that this receiver is a lemon and has major issues with garbage parts that cause huge issues with HDMI ports and more.

Are these issues addressed?
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I too am curious about this and need to replace an STR-DA7ES that I love but has no HDMI and no Dolby Digital Plus (Netflix, etc.)

My budget is exactly $400 so this is it for Sony.

However, Amazon reviews are a HUGE red flag. Usually low reviews can be dismissed as uninformed people, people with an axe to grind, people just giving a 1-star review because they got a dead unit or something silly, etc. Not the case here.

When 1-star reviews are more than 10% of the 5-star reviews, that's a bad sign. Here they're 38% and most say the same thing -- that this receiver is a lemon and has major issues with garbage parts that cause huge issues with HDMI ports and more.

Are these issues addressed?
All I can say is that I have not had any issues with mine. I would certainly trust the reliability of its components more than an Onkyo. If I were to go back to late 2013 and buy a receiver all over again (knowing what I know now), I would still pick the STR DN1040. IMO, it was the best receiver (below $1000) available at that time. That said, if I were looking to buy a receiver now, I'd be extremely tempted to spend a couple hundred more for a Denon/Marantz/Yamaha receiver that can do Dolby Atmos. Barring that, I would certainly consider going with the newer STR DN1050 if the difference in price is only $50 to $100. As things are, I am very happy with my STR DN1040 and have no plans to upgrade for at least 3 more years. Hopefully by then, all of the specs for 4K content and the various object-based audio formats will be squared away and fully supported so that I don't have to worry about the next AVR being unable to make he most of whatever content is available for the following 5-10 years.
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I too am curious about this and need to replace an STR-DA7ES that I love but has no HDMI and no Dolby Digital Plus (Netflix, etc.)

My budget is exactly $400 so this is it for Sony.

However, Amazon reviews are a HUGE red flag. Usually low reviews can be dismissed as uninformed people, people with an axe to grind, people just giving a 1-star review because they got a dead unit or something silly, etc. Not the case here.

When 1-star reviews are more than 10% of the 5-star reviews, that's a bad sign. Here they're 38% and most say the same thing -- that this receiver is a lemon and has major issues with garbage parts that cause huge issues with HDMI ports and more.

Are these issues addressed?
Problem is the HDMI ports ARE very glitchy. If the HDMI is just slightly out of line in the socket you might get blackscreens every now and then. BUT if you have fixed the correct positions on the HDMI it works perfectly (atleast for me. Before when I didn't touch the cables I would get blackscreens every 10 min!). SO, it depends what you think about this. I haven't had a blackscreen for a long time now and my HDMI cables are stationary in correct position (cable dragged to the right when looking at the backside).
I'm really pleased with sound on it.
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All I can say is that I have not had any issues with mine. I would certainly trust the reliability of its components more than an Onkyo. If I were to go back to late 2013 and buy a receiver all over again (knowing what I know now), I would still pick the STR DN1040. IMO, it was the best receiver (below $1000) available at that time. That said, if I were looking to buy a receiver now, I'd be extremely tempted to spend a couple hundred more for a Denon/Marantz/Yamaha receiver that can do Dolby Atmos. Barring that, I would certainly consider going with the newer STR DN1050 if the difference in price is only $50 to $100. As things are, I am very happy with my STR DN1040 and have no plans to upgrade for at least 3 more years. Hopefully by then, all of the specs for 4K content and the various object-based audio formats will be squared away and fully supported so that I don't have to worry about the next AVR being unable to make he most of whatever content is available for the following 5-10 years.
Although I've heard the dn1050 actually has worse sound than the 1040 in some tests. Not completely sure if this is the case but I remember reading about it somewhere.
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Although I've heard the dn1050 actually has worse sound than the 1040 in some tests. Not completely sure if this is the case but I remember reading about it somewhere.
I had a STR-DN1040 but replaced it for a STR-DN1050 as I wanted a couple of the new features. I never had any issues with either in regards to HDMI or anything else for that matter. I too was headed down the Denon road (even though my last 2 Receivers were Sony, and did yeoman's service over decades. Both still work great but I wanted some new features.) as I had some inclination they were somehow superior to present Sony units.


By the way, I think you've got it mixed up. The 1050 is supposed to sound slightly better than the 1040 (in some reviews) but I couldn't swear by it. Sony says it's so in interviews as well.


After doing considerable research and stumbling across a huge discount sale on a 1040 (at the time) I bought one with a 30 day return policy -no questions asked. All the reviews stated it was an outstanding unit, and for me it was (except those 2 features). However I am content to 5.1 or 6.1 setups and Dolby Atmos is almost of no interest to me.

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