Summary: I think this is probably a good receiver if you get one that isn't a lemon, but if you have any problems don't depend on SONY to fix them for you, at least not without a major hassle. I bought this in early 2013. It worked well for a few months, then the tuner stopped working, so we could not get any radio stations. Per Sony's instructions, we took it to an authorized repair shop. We got it back about five weeks later.
Summary: I have to say one of the most convoluted manuals I've ever read for setting up a receiver, but on to bigger problems. Could not figure out a way to change radio channels without turning on the tv and using the remote, called Sony, they said that's the way it is! When changing sources, tv to tuner, or CD player it takes a minimum of ten seconds, so initially during the lull you're left thinking it's not working. Well it is working, it's just doggedly slow.
Summary: I bought this AVR as a replacement for my Onkyo NR609 which stopped sending video to the TV, a common flaw so I've heard. It was just out of warranty so I decided to head to Costco as they have a long warranty and I wouldn't get burned again. They had only one AVR in the store, the SONY DN1030 for under $400. I'm not a fan of Sony as they put a rootkit virus on my PC in 2006 when I ripped a Carpenters CD. But, it's the only one Costco had so I picked it up.
Summary: I started out looking for an upgrade to my Kenwood HTiB receiver I purchased in the late 90s. The Kenwood system has been an incredible value, but it doesn't have HDMI inputs with passthrough so I've had to hook up most components into my HDTV and then output the audio from the TV to the receiver. Not a big deal, but lots of extra wires, etc. I was looking for a receiver in the $300-500 range with around 100 Watts per channel or possibly more.
Summary: Hallo zusammen, abgeschreckt durch schlechte Bewertungen der Bedienoberfläche im Vorgängergerät STR DN1020 war ich zunächst skeptisch, aber in anderen Internet Rezensionen hieß es die Oberfläche sei verbessert worden. Dies stimmt leider nicht: Die Bedienoberfläche am TV ich schlichtweg als schlechter Scherz zu bezeichnen. Sie sieht aus wie bei meinem JVC Videorecorder von vor 15 Jahren. Vom HDTV (für das die Anschlüsse ja eigentlich gemacht sind?