Good Receiver for it's features but the user interface is questionable.
6 March 2012
Summary: The features are solid for the current prices you will find online ~$300 bucks. The other reviews cover the features well. The fact that you can't use the Network media or Internet radio function without either memorizing the key strokes or having it connected and showing on the TV is very silly to...
Summary: I find this amp does exactly what I require. Good fidelity when using quality input material and ample volume using suitable speakers. I couldn't justify spending more money on a more expensive amplifier, I am happy with my purchase
Pros: Bravia sync is great. Sound is excellent quality with heaps of power. Plenty of volume through my 200W B & W speakers. It plays 24 bit FLAC files from my computer, and connectivity with mu Blu ray and PVR with HDMI is good.Has more features than Iuse
Cons: GUI is a bit lean., With a few things connected sometimes the bravia sync is a bit unpredictable as to what will turn on /off
Summary: I purchased this amp as part of "overhaul" of our home theater. OK, it wasn't really an overhaul. It was more hooking up gear I already had and wasn't using. I have a matched Infiniti speaker setup (mains, center, surrounds) with a Definitive Technologies 15" 400W powered subwoofer.
Summary: After ten years or so with a previous Sony AV receiver, I decided to upgrade to a unit primarily for switching the HDMI signals and higher quality video output. The unit has so much functionality that it takes time to learn to use it all for other than the simple standard use.
Summary: I purchased the Sony STR DN1020 a couple months ago and have been slowly integrating it into my entertainment set-up. Have been very pleased with the ease of navigating within menus for set-up once I became familiar with the structure.
Summary: Overall a good AV system. I have the occasioanl freezing in GUI mode but other than that not much to complain about. If you are looking to buy this for media streaming capability this is not what you should get. The manual shown be better written.
Summary: This is a great receiver but make sure you have high speed HDMI cables. I had problems until I updated all my HDMI cables. Now everything works great. My only complaint is that there are no line level outputs that will work for all sources. The 2nd audio out only works for analog sources.
Summary: I bought this receiver because it allows a set of B speakers to be connected. I have audio on my patio, and didn't want to have to buy a separate speaker switch, or an additional receiver. I noticed that when you select B speakers, the A speakers still play.
Summary: I was looking for a way to switch between my Blu ray, cable box, and media center HDMI outputs with my single port HDMI TV. I already had an audio receiver in my home theater system. The ability to up-convert was also appealing.