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The 1040 replaces well reviewed 1030. It should be out by the end of May.
Very interested in seeing the reviews on this one. 1030 owners feel free to share your thoughts.
One of the big upgrades over the 1030 is the new and improved GUI.


7.2 Ch. Of Power
165W per channel, this powerhouse envelopes you in a new level of sound performance. (165W x 7 @ 8ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD with 1 ch. driven)


Wi-Fi Built-in
Get connected to the Internet and your home network to access more music than you can imagine, including music stored on your computer, music services built-in or AirPlay.


Bluetooth Built-in
Play your music out loud – stream it from your smart phone or tablet to the receiver. Bluetooth streaming can even wake the receiver from standby mode.


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Easily stream your music from your iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad or iTunes along with compatible music Apps like Spotify and iHeart Radio. Simply touch the AirPlay logo when it appears and select the STR-DN1040 to amplify your tunes. AirPlay can even wake your receiver from standby mode.


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Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs. Eight HDMI™ inputs (up to 4K capable) let you connect a Sony® PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, any 2 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio. 6 Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.


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As a recent owner of the STR-DN1030 I am very curious to know what the differences will be between the two receivers.
From what I can see, the major difference will be the great improvement to the GUI.
I wonder if there will be a software update for the 1030 that will install the new GUI on the 1030.
(Wishful thinking?)
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I just installed the 1030 and it is all about the sound quality, bluetooth, built-in wi-fi and apple device streaming. However, it did fall short with the OSD and Power per channel which helps with music detail, the number of HDMI inputs which puts this into a real connectivity center. Will get this once the price drops to an more COMPETITIVE LEVEL. ONKYO has some new receivers.
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Im on the fence, looking at the 1040 or the Denon X2000 or 1000.
I'm buying a new Sony W900A once it comes out so it would be nice to have Sony connectivity.
Ive read review where the 1030 matches the performance of the Denon 1913.
Cant wait to read the reviews.
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Ok this will sound strange, but...

As this has 2 HDMI outputs, could I connect one to my NX720 for video, and another to my HTIS100 for sound?

Basically I want a new separate receiver, for future purposes and to handle 3D, but am waiting to move before getting separate speakers, so would like to use my HTIS100.

Does that sound possible?
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I'm not sure you should call a Sony store. It just came out at Best Buy. NY store have about 2 units in stock.
It's this or the Denon x2000.
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Unfortunately the stores I contact never seem to know much about the products...
Any way to contact Sony via email?
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Any ideas on how to contact Sony?
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I owned the 1030 but ended up returning it a couple months ago when I saw the 1040 would be coming out. The key features for me were the 2 HDMI outputs and 4K support for future upgradability. As I was waiting for the release of the 1040 I found the Pioneer SC-1522-K at Costco which is a awesome value. Has all the features of the 1040 plus powered 2nd and 3rd zones and a Class D3 9-channel amplifier.
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Sony support
http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/contact-relation.pl?

https://www.docs.sony.com/startchat.asp

https://s01.esupport.sony.com/US/p/contact-email.pl?template_id=1

since you have a brand new product don't expect a lot of technical knowledge from support yet.

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An AMAZING deal on this receiver today on what used to be called buy.com.

I hate to buy it without trying it out or seeing many reviews, but I decided to go for it.
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I'm jumping on this one too... $150 off everyone else's listed price. The 1030 got amazing reviews and it's basically the same thing except 4k upscaling, more HDMI inputs, and better GUI.
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An AMAZING deal on this receiver today on what used to be called buy.com.

I hate to buy it without trying it out or seeing many reviews, but I decided to go for it.

farbnj,

Thanks for posting this deal! I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. I also jumped on this deal as I need a new 4k receiver to go with my new 4k tv.

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An AMAZING deal on this receiver today on what used to be called buy.com.

I hate to buy it without trying it out or seeing many reviews, but I decided to go for it.

I bought it as well-incredible price!! Cant wait to receive it and happy to hear you got one as well.
I also bought the Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers from Newegg for an amazing price.
It was a good weekend. smile.gif
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I already have the Energy Take 5 speakers and am hoping they are a good combination with the receiver. We'll have to compare notes.

I just received an email that even with "budget shipping", the receiver was sent out via Fedex today and I will receive it tomorrow. Woo hoo.
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I already have the Energy Take 5 speakers and am hoping they are a good combination with the receiver. We'll have to compare notes.

I just received an email that even with "budget shipping", the receiver was sent out via Fedex today and I will receive it tomorrow. Woo hoo.

Congrats! I just noticed that as well, I should get it tomorrow. Except it requires a signature. Might have to work from home tomorrow. I called Energy, the tech guy said the speakers should be fine. just make sure to set speakers to small (duh). The AVR is rated at 165W per channel, if true might be a little too powerful for the speakers.
But I doubt it's really that strong.
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Thanks for the tip on this deal! I was feeling same as you, I would have liked to try it out at a store first to make sure it is everything as good as they say it is. But the deal was too good to let it pass by at this time.
I just ordered one. Only thing I don't like is paying the extra sales tax which added on about $40 to the price! Now waiting to see how quiclly and how well this new buy.com rakuten.com handles the order.
The ad says ships in 1 day with free shipping meaning available now. But at checkout it states otherwise for their free shipping offer.

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I guess it depends on what state you live in. In my state, there was no Sales Tax.

Also, for Shipping, it DEFAULTED to express shipping (with a charge), but when I changed it to budget shipping, it was free...but would up shipping in one day anyway. Supposed to arrive today!
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Yeah, it's too bad I live in a popular state (NY) that a lot of businesses have presence in, so must collect taxes. I hate when sellers do not disclose their location or where the items will ship from.
I see my order status is saying it is preparing for shipping, so hopefully it will ship out today. But I am wondering, for all those that have gotten their shipping tracking numbers, where are they shipping out of (what state)?
That will help me determine if I will get it delivered this week or next week. Thanks if you can provide that info of from where your unit shipped from.

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Yeah, it's too bad I live in a popular state (NY) that a lot of businesses have presence in, so must collect taxes. I hate when sellers do not disclose their location or where the items will ship from.
I see my order status is saying it is preparing for shipping, so hopefully it will ship out today. But I am wondering, for all those that have gotten their shipping tracking numbers, where are they shipping out of (what state)?
That will help me determine if I will get it delivered this week or next week. Thanks if you can provide that info of from where your unit shipped from.

Mine shipped out from Suwanee, GA and it is going to take 2 days to get to the northeast.

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Mine shipped from NJ
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Mine shipped out from Suwanee, GA and it is going to take 2 days to get to the northeast.

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Mine shipped from NJ

Thanks for sharing the shipping locations. I am hoping that mine will ship today (same day ordered this morning) and if it ships out of NJ, usually arrives to NY in one day.
Anyone already got theirs and formed an opinion yet? No reviews anywhere on the web yet. So looks like this forum is going to be the first place we can get real feedback on it.

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I received my 1040 from buy.com-what a great deal! Now all I need is my Energy speakers from Newegg.
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Just got off the phone with BestBuy and they price matched the rakuten.com price of $445.99, no questions asked. Picking it up tonight and will compare it to my week old Denon X1000 and the winner stays.

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Just checked my order status at buy.com and it says shipped! Checked the FedEx status and it says shipped from SWEDESBORO, NJ US which is great. Expect delivery tomorrow! next day!
If this is representative of the new buy.com service, it is much improved from my past experiences ordering from them!

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Just got off the phone with BestBuy and they price matched the rakuten.com price of $445.99, no questions asked. Picking it up tonight and will compare it to my week old Denon X1000 and the winner stays.

Nice going! I'm very curious to hear what you think. I almost bought the denon but the 1040 has so many
features-8 HDMI and Wifi! I also trust Sony on the image processing side of things. I'm not sure the Denon
will pass RGB Full according to Batpig. And I plan to buy a PS4.
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Received mine today via FedEx, as scheduled.

I connected it and with a quick calibration and listen it sounds nice. (although my daughter was going to sleep, so I couldn't really turn it up)

The one issue, so far, is that it is unable to see my wireless network (which is on another floor, but other devices can readily see). I really hope I don't have to run a wired LAN line....

It also made me realize how silly it was to try to connect my old cassette deck to the new receiver (I haven't used it in years, but it was connected to my old receiver. lol)
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Hey, good to hear you got your new receiver and like it! I am in similar situation with all my cluttered old audio gear. I am planning on replacing an old Sony A/V receiver with this one in the bedroom and I have old analog Sony dual well cassette deck too.
These newer receivers today are removing inputs for such things as cassette tape decks (record in/out) jacks. So I will have to plug the cassette into one of the other analog audio jacks. Not that I ever use the cassette deck any longer. I bought it new and
really never used it! But I have loads of history recorded on cassettes so I keep it around just for that. I have a Sony 3D TV as well as a Sony 3D Bluray player in the bedroom which this receiver will now connect properly.
I have the older Sony STR-DN1000 receiver also which has proven to be an excellent sounding receiver but now does not server my 3D connectivity needs. An old Sony STR-DA4600ES receiver is currently performing my Home Theater duties in the living room too!
I like the Sony sound. Currently feeding all Klipsch RB series speakers in the living room. In the bedroom I have all very old vintage Acoustic Research AR-3a's and Dynaco A-25's which sound great. Tha AR-3a's are 4 ohm speakers and these little Sony mid-level receiver amps always drive them well and make them sound A+++!
Only thing I wish Sony would add into their receivers is HD FM/AM radio sections. My Onkyo TX-NR905 has HD Radio and it is another great sounding receiver, but I digress. I have too many receivers piled up in the house to play with but none with new 3D and 4K video capabilities.
So that's why I went for the cheap priced new Sony STR-DN1040. I really was itching for a much higher end receiver like the Yamaha A3020 or the Pioneer Elite SC-68 but did not want to spend that much money at this time. Wife is gonna have a fit! :-D

Enjoy your new receiver and I hope we all made a good buying decision on this one!

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interesting...
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2013/03/19/mad-scientist-sony-audio

Thanks for that, it was a great read.

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