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.
Summary: I purchased the STR-DN1010 as an upgrade over my former Sony STR-DE845 primarily for HDMI capability. I have owned the new receiver for approximately 3 months and have zero complaints. Some other reviews I read stated there was some issues when switching between sources such as lost picture or general decoding problems that were only corrected with a receiver power cycle; I have experienced no such problems and the switch between sources occurs without delay.
Summary: had this receiver about 1 month and so far so good. excellent sound quality and the g.u.i. adjustments are easy. just follow along with the booklet. If it fails in the future I will follow up on this review.
Summary: Overall, it is a nice unit and fairly easy to program. However, within the first 12 months the unit stopped switching to the selected A/V input. I returned the unit for warranty repair and the same problem occurred again about 10 months later. This unit is at the center of my entertainment system - between all of my A/V devices and the display. When it isn't working, the whole system is down for 2-4 weeks.
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.