Sony STR 1010 does not make you ashamed to friends!!!!
4 February 2013
Summary: This is a good product from SONY like many other, have ingenuity and incredible sounds if is working with goods speakers...but have some minor,insignificant problem with pre programable to bring out the best audio sound,However Low price and beautiful design make from this model,pattern, a must have for music fans. Thank you for your time!!!
Summary: We use this for pandora in the kitchen so sound quality is not a huge concern. However, it has been great. The best part is that it turns off when I leave the house with my iPhone , so I never come home to a hot cabinet from the heat of an amp doing nothing. I am very happy.
Summary: Purchased this to replace a JVC unit that did not have hdmi inputs. The sound on the JVC was slightly better but to be fair it was thx certified and did cost 3 times as much as this sony. So far I've been very pleased. This model is new enough to have pass through for the 4 HDMI inputs and upscaling for the HDMI output, yet is old enough to have a good selection of pre-HDMI component and composite video connections. The speaker calibration process was very easy.
Avoid this model, flawed HDMI ports Broke twice in less then a year.
14 June 2012
Summary: I bought this unit from Onecall (website not ebay) on 7/5/11, Since then I have had to send it to the Sony repair center twice. The HDMI ports stop working.I've had many Sony products in the past and never had issues till this model, I'm also not to happy with having to send it to Texas 5 months after it was repaired to repair it for the same issue.
Summary: This is a fantastic, state of the art receiver. It has a very good dynamic range. It replaced my Sony D1010 receiver which served me well for 17 years and is just like new. I love my old receiver, and only replaced it for the 7:1 feature and the HDMI features. My mother now has it. It is hard to top the D1010, but this receiver is more state of the art. Very clean sound even at low volume. The price was also fantastic. I also hooked up my phono to it, and it works fine.
Summary: Solid receiver with plenty of power. Went to this from an aging Sony ES receiver and I was slightly worried about taking a hit in the quality department. But it's been 2 months and I'm very pleased. I like the clean nearly button-free exterior and the fact that it's setup with all the latest formats including 3D. I would like to see Sony enhance the on-screen menu though, it's clunky and very poorly designed.
Summary: The product is very good and the price-quality ratio exceeded my expectations. 100% recommended I chose it for its price and because it is a brand that has very good components. It comes with many new things that far exceeds other similar products.
Horrible instructions and set up procedures...sounds great when done.
27 February 2012
Summary: The unit sounds great. I am extremely unimpressed with how complicated it was to set up and is to navigate through menus. VERY VERY NON user friendly. I have been told Sony has a language and format almost their own... I have avoided Sony for YEARS because I believe they have been getting by on name only. The reason I bought this product was the price and it had a high rating. There were several complaints regarding the setup which I ignored..
Summary: I'm happy with my purchase, and I would recomend it. I transfered my HK AVR154 for this unit and it was abreeze to get it up and rrunning. I love the manual because its very descriptive about every advanced setting.This unit is running my NSZ-GT1 and my Sony Bravie TV, with of course the PS3. The sound is amazing, much less mudled than the older HK that I was using, and the picture is flawless. I have a LED LCD and the difference shows.