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Sony STR DN1030

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Overall 8
8.0

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
27 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.
  • 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 7
7.2
Features 10
10
Ease of use 4
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Performance 6
6.0

Sony STR-DN1030 AV Receiver Review

Audioholics
24 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Every year, receiver manufacturers have to make tough choices about what to put in their receivers and what to cut in order to keep prices the same but still include new technologies. I think Sony did a great job of prioritizing what was most important to them and the consumer. The STR-DN1030 is not the right receiver for multi-zone applications, or audiophiles who want robust EQ options or 7.1 channel pre-outs.
  • Pros: Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Wide range of Network Features
  • Cons: Limited Zone 2 Functionality, Confusing Remote, Poor User Interface
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Overall 8
8.4

Sony STR-DN1030

CNET
11 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, 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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