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: The biggest reason I decided to buy this unit was the up to date HDMI tech that it is capable of. Most units out there are still limiting the HDMI usages. Some will not let the HDMI carry sound, only video. When that is the case, you still need to run an additional audio cable to the receiver.
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.