Very good receiver for the money but needs a better GUI display!
5 February 2014
Summary: For the price this receiver has decent sound and enough HDMI inputs for what I need. The only negative marks I have against it is the on screen GUI display. It looks like a command prompt screen very 1970 computer looking and sluggish. I think that Sony could do a better job on that. I also wish it had a second HDMI output so I could hook up a secondary monitor for when I just want to hear music.
The Sony STR DN1030 7.2 IS ONE OF THE BEST RECEIVER
2 January 2014
Summary: THE PRICE WAS VERY GOOD,IT WORKS GREAT.IT IS PERFECT RECEIVER FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SOUND. THE BOOK TELL YOU WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO FOR CONNECTION.NOW I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY SOUND SYSTEM. THE BLUETOOTH, PANDORA ARE VERY GOOD, THE AIRPLAY SOME TIME HAS A LITTLE CUT, BUT THAT'S OK.
great sound, ease of front panel usage, ample connectivity especially wireless
16 October 2013
Summary: I write this review as a first time A/V receiver user, so some of my critique may be more newbies unknowns than actual inadequacies of device. I purchased to connect to an LG Wi-Fi TV across a room from Recvr. I have two black bull HDMI lines (40 feet) buried in walls between recvr and TV.
Pros: clear crisp sound, great dolby encoding, easy to use front panel preference toggles
Cons: poor on-screen GUI menu tree and display, quirky connection capability as related to TV interface
Great 7.2 Receiver at Intro price, Tons of features and power. Unbeatable.
5 October 2013
Summary: Quick Pros -Wifi -Powerful -AirPlay -Price -Great Reviews Quick Cons -AirPlay Shaky -No OnScreen Volume -Slow Input Switching I bought this item to replace an Onkyo RC360 that got surged by lightning (even tho it was on a Monster protector). I was happy with the RC360, and originally looked to replace with the exact same receiver, or possibly the new RC460. One of the big issues with the Onkyo was that I had to buy an external Wifi Adapter.