Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
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So, picked up a 1080 at a great price to replace my 1060. Going for more HDR components, so needed the 1080's support here.
In every way, it's as good as or better than the 1060, including (for my room and speakers) the sound. However, a few annoying things I'd love to hear feedback on:
1) Onscreen fonts look low-quality. The 1060 had nice, smooth characters laid out well. On the 1080, especially on things like the volume display, the characters are blocky and spaced oddly. This aspect looks more like a lower-end receiver from a decade ago. I've looked around, but can't find any settings that allow this to be adjusted.
2) Slow input switching. The 1060 is noticeably faster. I'm assuming this has something to do with the 1080 losing the "fast switching" config option, and that there was a reason for it. Anyone know why?
3) Loss of Bluetooth transmit mode feedback. When the 1060 is switched to BT transmit, adjusting its volume puts a little BT symbol onscreen to remind you that the amp's not powering the speakers. On the 1080, it's not there -- not a real problem for me, but at least I could tell other in the household to watch for it on the 1060 so they'd know when to toggle BT off on the remote.
If anyone knows a way to improve any of the above, or the reasons for the changes, I'd be quite interested.
Sony XBR-65A9G, BDP-S790, STR-DN1080; Nvidia Shield; Logitech Harmony Elite
Old: Sony XBR-HX929, STR-DN1060