Summary: I have it hooked up to a Panasonic 54" plasma TV through an HD TiVo via HDMI, and sometimes the sound cuts out. Often when fast-forwarding the TiVo, the sound cuts off and I have to rewind briefly and then hit 'play' for the sound to come back. The worst part, though, is how long it takes to switch inputs (or for the sound to come on when I turn the TV on). I just timed it - 21 seconds from the time the receiver turns on until I have sound and picture. That's horrible!
Great sound, many features, but poor DLNA implementation and awful GUI ruins it for me
30 December 2012
Summary: I have had various SONY receivers over the years, both ES (high end) as well as their regular kind. I am mostly looking at driving my whole-house A/V system, with 4+1 surround for a total of 20 speakers. I have a separate amp for that, but wanted to control the system using an upgraded front end and then connect its line-out to the amp I have.
Slow. Very poor user interface, bad EDID data. I returned it.
16 December 2012
Summary: I got a Wii U, which does not include any of output other than HDMI. Every device prior to this, I've been able to use optical or coaxial digital to get sound to my aging STR-DE995 which lacks HDMI ports. The STR-DN1080 looked like a suitable replacement. Nice features like wifi, AirPlay and HDMI switching, component upconversion, etc. I was excited about the prospect of having a GUI on my AV receiver.
Summary: When mine was working, about a week, I'd give it 3 stars.... Disappointed it doesn't up convert to 1080p only 1080i. Also disappointed with super crappy GUI. While it looks great on paper, in practice... not so much. There are better options out there for this price...
Summary: First Sony product I've owned and been disappointed in. The HDMI pass through worked the first couple day. It then quit and I haven't been able to get it to function again. Reset everything set pass through to on did a firmware update and still no go. One of the main reasons I bought this receiver was this feature. The other thing is that everything in the manual is so complex (unclear). No tech support unless you pay for it. Come on, you can do better than this.
Summary: I like all the features. sound quality sounds fine to me, but the big reason I bought this over the competition was to do away with my Apple Airport and rely on this unit's Airplay function entirely. That's not possible because it keeps cutting out - sometimes after 5 minutes, sometime 30 minutes, but inevitably it cuts out. it then takes a couple minutes to reset and connect again.
Summary: Great receiver with a ton of features. Too bad the surround channels developed a problem only two months after I purchased it. On instruction from Sony, I brought the unit to my local authorized repair store. The local shop was unable to repair because of the unavailability of spare parts for this model. Sony agreed to replace the system instead and instructed me to ship it to their facility in Texas.
Summary: I purchased this unit after my Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2-Channel THX Select2 Plus Certified Network A/V Receiver(Black) started having HDMI switching issues. The Onkyo was a great machine and I was very happy with it but it seems that HDMI issues are pretty common with the brand and I decided to go with another brand to avoid a future problem. I looked into Yamaha first but there wasn't a good fit for what I wanted feature-wise.
Summary: This is my 1st online review posted.......so here goes. So, far I'm not impressed with the ease of setting up this receiver. Specifically, the GUI display on the TV is a random feature at best. Sometimes it displays, and other times, nothing. I can almost accept the fact that the display is primitive - based I can not accept that it will not consistently display. And I have a Sony Bravia TV, Sony Blu-Ray, etc. So it's not a compatibility issue.
Summary: I have this receiver connected to a $2500 Bowers & Wilkins 685/686 home theater system. After fiddling with the system for a week I've finally concluded that it is impossible to get really good sound from it. I'm not quite done fiddling, but this is today's conclusion. My next step is to put my 20 year old Creek integrated amp to run the Main R & L to see if the high end smooths out.