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Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1050-Watt A/V Receiver Reviews

Positive Reviews

kkirsche

Wonderfully easy to setup with simple GUI for any user

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Pros: Great GUI, Easy Setup, Reasonably Accurate Auto-Calibration, Great Feature Set

Cons: Banana Plugs fit very snuggly, Not as extensive streaming as some, 4K only on certain HDMI ports

My Setup: Receiver: STR-DN1040 Banana Plugs: Seawell Deadbolt Speakers: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Subwoofer: BIC F-12 Initial Setup:- The initial setup was great. I started by wiring up all the speakers, THEN plugging it in (per the instructions). Banana plugs were very tight and I was concerned I was going to break something to get them in. Some ports went in nice and easily others were like pulling teeth. Once everything was wired, turned it on and was greeted by an initial setup screen where I setup my network settings (wi-fi or wired) and did the auto calibration. Things like Airplay, DLNA, etc. all worked out of the box with no changes necessary which was great as well. Apps: Apple iOS...
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Negative Reviews

sdsalsero

Beautiful GUI but unreliable HDMI

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Pros: Elegant onscreen interface, networking

Cons: Unreliable! HDMI connections go 'dead'

I was very excited to upgrade to the new Sony STR-DN1040. My primary consideration was that I wanted to have on-demand DLNA streaming. My previously used the Sony SMP-N200 streaming box and it was very reliable -- but it wasn't built-in to the receiver so I had to manually power-on and select inputs first. So the 1040 receiver seemed the perfect solution. Unfortunately, my experience was ruined by the total failure of the HDMI ports. Sometimes they work, then they don't. All the connected devices are new or almost-new and all were working with my previous receiver. The Sony Community site has an ENORMOUS discussion thread about this so it's clearly a known-issue with the...
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