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Sony STR DN1030

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Sony STR-DN1030 Home Theater Receiver - Product Review

About.com
20 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Sony has crammed a lot into the STR-DN1030, and it is, in fact, the only home theater receiver in its price range to include built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay. However, that doesn't mean audio performance has been neglected. In listening to the STR-DN1030 for several weeks, and with several speaker systems, I found it to be a great sounding receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STR-DN1030 Review

Digitaltrends
2 January 2013
  • Conclusion: We’ve mentioned it a couple of times already, but it bears repeating: The Sony STR-DN1030 receiver was quite the pleasant surprise. Its brawny, dynamic sound and excellent networking features prove Sony still knows a thing or two when it comes making a heck of a fine A/V receiver. And at around $500 or so street price, this is just the type of high performing, high-value product that darn near anyone shopping for an A/V receiver can afford.
  • Pros: Good headroom and dynamics, Inclusion of both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth unique in its price class, Excellent mix of networking, USB, and Airplay features, Good video pass-through quality for its price point
  • Cons: GUI navigation and set up menus still miserable, Sounds less good for music than for movies, No on-screen menu overlay
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STR-DN1030 Home Theater Receiver - Product Review

About.com
20 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Sony has crammed a lot into the STR-DN1030, and it is, in fact, the only home theater receiver in its price range to include built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STR-DN1030

CNET
7 October 2012
  • Summary: The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.
  • Cons: The STR-DN1030's five HDMI inputs are fewer than many competitors have. The user interface is particularly bad and makes it frustrating to use some of the streaming music services. And the STR-DN1030's multiroom functionality is very limited.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STR-DN1030

CNET
7 October 2012
  • Summary: The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.
  • Cons: The STR-DN1030's five HDMI inputs are fewer than many competitors have. The user interface is particularly bad and makes it frustrating to use some of the streaming music services. And the STR-DN1030's multiroom functionality is very limited.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony STR-DN1030

CNET
7 October 2012
  • Summary: The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.
  • Cons: The STR-DN1030's five HDMI inputs are fewer than many competitors have. The user interface is particularly bad and makes it frustrating to use some of the streaming music services. And the STR-DN1030's multiroom functionality is very limited.
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Design 6
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Features 9
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Performance 8
8.0

Sony STR-DN1030

CNET
10 July 2012
  • Summary: The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.
  • Pros: The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Its networking features also include built-in AirPlay, plus plus support for DLNA, Pandora, and Slacker. And the STR-DN1030's sound quality is excellent.
  • Cons: The STR-DN1030's five HDMI inputs are fewer than many competitors have. The user interface is particularly bad and makes it frustrating to use some of the streaming music services. And the STR-DN1030's multiroom functionality is very limited.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0

Sony STR-DN1030

CNET
10 July 2012
  • Summary: The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.
  • Pros: The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Its networking features also include built-in AirPlay, plus plus support for DLNA, Pandora, and Slacker. And the STR-DN1030's sound quality is excellent.
  • Cons: The STR-DN1030's five HDMI inputs are fewer than many competitors have. The user interface is particularly bad and makes it frustrating to use some of the streaming music services. And the STR-DN1030's multiroom functionality is very limited.
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