I bought the receiver based on excellent reviews (primarily Sound & Vision magazine) and dealer recommendations. It hasn't disappointed yet, being everything that the reviews said it would. The sound quality is excellent with plenty of power for my 25' x 25' room (5 speakers + sub). Using a roof antenna instead of the supplied rabbit ears for FM radio allows me to receive more stations than I will ever listen to. I miss the tape loop I/O for my cassette deck and I've added an outboard phono pre-amp (yes, my previous receiver was THAT old), but otherwise the functionality of this little gem more than meets my requirements. My only minor complaint is the time it takes to switch between HDMI inputs. It is sufficiently long enough that the TV goes into standby due to "Input Signal Loss". However, this is a very minor annoyance on an otherwise excellent receiver.
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Key Features and Benefits:
- 7.2 Ch. 1155W A/V Receiver (165 W x 7 @ 6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9%)
- Optimized chassis and internal circuitry for incredible audio performance
- Built-in Wi-Fi with DLNA and Airplay capability
- Enhanced usability via rich GUI and streamlined remote
- Supports high-resolution file playback via LAN, HDMI, and USB
- Bluetooth Audio Streaming with NFC One-Touch listening and aptX
- Flexible HDMI connectivity with 6 inputs and 3 outputs
- Built-in Internet Music Services including: Pandora, Spotify, and more
- Pure Direct audio mode for a noise-free audio signal path
- Flexible 2nd Zone with HDMI, variable Line, and Speaker outputs
- Enjoy personal, smartphone content via MHL connectivity (x2)
- Supports 4K upscaling and pass-through with support for 60p, 4K content
- Instantly play music from mobile device with Wake from standby
- Enjoy rich, dynamic sound at any volume level with Sound Optimizer
- Standby Audio/Video pass-through for HDMI connected devices
- HDMI Audio Return Channel for easy playback of TV audio
- Supports 3D pass-through
- Supports 24p True Cinema pass-through
- Front USB for iPod/iPhone playback and charging
- HD Digital Cinema Sound with Front-High speakers
- Experience memorable performances with SONY Sound Field Technology
- Advanced Digital Cinema Audio Calibration for quick Set-Up
- Dolby TrueHD, Prologic, Prologic II, Prologic IIx, and dts HD Enhanced Audio Codecs
- BRAVIA Sync for multi-device control w/ one remote
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Customer reviews & ratings
We purchased this unit to replace the receiver on an old Sony surround sound system so we could get hdmi connections. We kept the old speakers and just upgraded the receiver. Every time I turn the system on I am amazed at what it has done for our sound system. The auto configuration is simple and it works. I can't praise this system enough. Thanks, Sony!!!!!
Great Value for the price
I purchased the STRDN1050 to replace my previous Sony Receiver the DH800 which I purchased in 2009 (which was working perfectly). I wanted some of the newer features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Airplay which have been released since my last receiver purchase. Everything is as expected if not better so far. I'm having a blast with all the new features. I'm using this receiver with my Sony KDL70850B which is also a new purchase and I'm very please with both. I love easy to use menu system and auto setup. I'm a home theater enthusiast but I'm not a even a hundred thousandaiire. So a receiver that packs this much punch for the price means a lot to me. I'm looking forward to enjoying this receiver for another 5-7 years at least.
Excellent Upgrade For Less
I never thought this receiver would actually sound that much better than my 6 year old top of Sony's pur digital receivers line. I actually bought it for the latest connection capabilities, HDMI, Airplay, Bluetooth, DLNA, but when I went through the easy WiFi setup, the setup for speaker placement with the supplied microphone, and a few other crossover adjustments and listened to music through Air Play for the first time I was surely amazed at the difference. And at a lower price than that last top of the line Sony. Believe me, everything including dvd movies, broadcast football and basketball games even sounded better. I never knew what I had been missing.
Love the IP control
I purchased home automation software. This Sony amplifier, combined with my Sony TV and numerous non-Sony components are super high tech. Everything is controlled via wifi. I love it. Sounds great too. I haven't really tested the high fidelity aspect much. Giving five stars because it was cheap relative to the high-tech features it carries.
The sound is INCREDIBLE. The operation? Eh ...
Another review mentioned that this unit brought new life to old speakers. But it wasn't the unit alone that did this. It was the unit with it's compatible sub-woofer. Let me tell you ... WOW. I mean, really ... WOW. I haven't enjoyed my music like this in a long time. But the HDMI pass-through function seems lame. Maybe I expect too much. I'm thinking it's 2015, and there are a lot of people graduating from colleges and tech schools with excellent programming skills. SONY couldn't afford top notch designers and programmers? For the HDMI pass-through to work, you have to turn on the unit and select the output, then turn it off again. I mean, I don't need to hear the news at 5.1 or 7.1. And then the audio interface for playing music over the network? Horrible. I should really give this three stars, but it just sounds so dang great! But I digress. The audio interface ... the lettering just sits there, burning itself onto the TV. No screen saver? No SONY logo bouncing around? Couldn't find a programmer to do that? And if I want to play a song by Prince or Radiohead, or the song "Stairway to Heaven?" ... I have to scroll through the As, the Bs, the Cs, the Ds, the Es, the Fs, ad infinitum. Having said that, well, I should really give this thing two stars. But it sounds SO GREAT! They really nailed the sound. Everything else? Not so much. (Don't get me started on how much "fun" I had connecting the speakers. I shoulda went wireless ...)
Very good receiver, functions well, sounds great, love all of the options and features. However, it does not come with a manual and the online "manual" is absolutely useless. The receiver has features listed on the website I want to use but I cannot determine how to use some of them. An actual manual (or pdf version) on how to use all of the features would be nice. Because there is no manual and there are features I currently cannot use I do feel a bit cheated by Sony.
Very good product but not the easiest to set up.
This is a great receiver with lots of functionality, but there is still room for improvement. I wish that all the inputs and outputs were independent, but the way this is set up they are not. There are some HDMI inputs that share the same name as the analog inputs only allowing you to either use the HDMI input or the analog. You can connect to both, but if you try to use the analog input then you will have to manually tell the receiver that in this instance the analog signal takes priority. The only other issue I have had is that my HDMI output stopped working once. It was a simple fix though. All I had to do was unplug and replug the HDMI cord. I still don't know what caused it to stop working.
New technology but a step back in functionality
My old Sony receiver finally blew up on me after 15 years so I had to buy a new one. I chose this one because it seemed like a great deal. I like the receiver, lots of inputs, easy to use remote, easy to setup... However, since everything is now HDMI inputs, you lose functionality. I love watching sports but I could care less about what the commentators are saying, so I would always switch my sound input to my favorite music source( record player, original Roku) and listen to music while I watched a game.. you can no longer do that anymore! That in my opinion is huge sacrifice and terrible design
Sony has bricked this unit
While it comes as advertised, and was likely great bang for your buck a couple of years ago, Somy us decided to exclude this unit from their SongPal app. This makes its wireless control impossible. How a unit can cycle so quickly through app support is surprising and disappointing.
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