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: Overall great, only problem is I have not figured out how to make my remote work the TV or the Dish rec. I think electronics are getting too complcated to use these days. With upscaling the picture on older standard tv looks much better. I also have a 37 inch sony XBR TV.
Summary: I was looking for a receiver to get some decent sound for music that could also pass all the inputs (analog also) through the HDMI connection to the TV. Also was looking for a living room friendly way to get AM/FM radio. This unit met and exceeded all of my expectations.
Summary: I recently updated much of my home theater equipment , and needed to replace my Sony STRE-985 receiver, which did not have any HDMI connections.I checked CNET's review and they rated a Pioneer receiver the best, but no one had any in stock , so I took a hard look at the STR-DN1000.
Summary: When buying one of these AVRs you need to do a lot of research. I fortunately did and it really paid off. I had a previous low model sony AVR before I bought this one and this one just blows everything away. The sound is big and full and you can adjust each speaker to your own settings.
Summary: I purchased the Sony STR-DN1000 after reading many reviews by both end-user and critics, I decided to purchase this unit to replace my Onkyo. I will not comment about the problems I had with Onkyo, but I will never purchase that brand again!
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace a Pioneer VSX-816 which was not HDMI capable. I read the reviews and was concerned about the problems that some had hooking it up, as well as the overheating issue, since it was going into an entertainment center.
Summary: I purchased this reciever right after Christmas. It is connected to our new Bravia 46" LCD (120hz) TV, our Sony BlueRay (BDPN460) player, our TimeWarner DVR and our WD Media player. I have some hold-over speakers from an all-in-one theater package from Onkyo for sound (want to replace them).
Summary: Great sound - depending on your speakers. Cheap speakers still sound...well - Cheap. No magic bullet. Set-up was easy. Set-up of the remote was another story - Directions suck. Still working on getting all the components dialed-in and working with the remote. Overall great value.