Cons: Sound quality is poor. Sound separation to surround speakers is very poor. Replaced it with another brand 7.1 surround receiver. Now crystal clear sound and fantastic sound separation. One hundred times better. I would not recommend this receiver.
Unit was a Lemon , Sony customer service was worse!
19 December 2011
Summary: I purchased this unit on November 27th, 2009 and within 3 months of just using this receiver for nothing more than the occasional movie (surround sound), light music playing, etc. (It has never been cranked up, or abused), it blew 2 integrated circuits (Microchips).
Excellent Midrange Receiver...The New Mistress In My Life!!!
19 December 2011
Summary: The Sony STR-DN1000 7.1-Channel Audio Video Receiver (Black)is a awesome sight to look at for sure, but even novice audiophiles understand that you don't purchase a receiver because she looks better than your old girl. You purchase a receiver b/c you want to know if she can perform well at all task.
Summary: After much reading and researching, I found the Sony STR-DN1000 to offer the most features and best sound in the $300 price range. I just decided to upgrade from my 3 yr. old Pioneer receiver because it didn't decode HD audio on Blu Ray discs.
Summary: Currently listening to the new Jimmy Buffett album on my Sony STR-DN1000 receiver. Sounds GREAT! My Set up: Sony Bravia 52 inch KDL-52V5100 Bose Acustimas 15 Yamaha NS-iw960 in wall center channel speaker Time Warner cable DVR box Monoprice HDMI Cables Monoprice wall mount Chose this receiver...
Summary: I bought the STR-DN1000 as an upgrade to my old Yamaha receiver that didn't have audio decoding through HDMI which I really needed since I've recently added a couple additional HDMI components to my set-up and needed HDMI switching.
Summary: If you are looking for excellent sound quality at an excellent price this is your receiver. It is sleek, and the settings are very customizable. I have it paired up with Sony SS-F7000 fronts, sony center channel, sony 100 watt subwoofer, and bose 201 series 111s as surrounds.