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Sony-str-dn1030.33516064
8.6 out of 10

Sony STR DN1030

Great Deal: $499.99

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Overall 8
8.0

Very good receiver for the money but needs a better GUI display!

pete1957volleyball, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value for the money

dppags, Ebay
30 January 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Full of Features

David in FL, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: I picked this up at Costco for $350 plus tax. I am currently running it as a 5.1 setup with Klipsch Reference speakers and a Polk 12" powered subwoofer. The included microphone auto calibration was easy to do, it sets distances and levels well, BUT it chooses all speaker sizes as Large. As a general rule and definitely in my situation, the speaker size should be set as Small because of having a subwoofer and the frequency response of the other speakers.
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Overall 8
8.0

great sound, ease of front panel usage, ample connectivity especially wireless

rocketjohnnyk, avsforum.com
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
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Overall 8
8.0

Works like a Jem

Amit Patel, Amazon
25 September 2013
  • Summary: This does exactly what it says on the box, I've had it for 8 months now and finally setup my multi room audio system. I have a 3d Blu Ray, Xbox and cable box routing through it to a TV which is on the other end of a very long HDMI cable. I control it all via my Harmony remote and it's the piece which gave the least bugs for that. Good quality.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best Receiver I have owned

SF East Bay, Amazon
27 August 2013
  • Summary: Very easy to set-up, plenty of features YOU will use. Speaker wire connections are quality built. Sound is great paired up with my Polk Audio TL1600. I have added a second center speaker, vertical front ( one pair at mid TV level and 2nd pair ceiling mounted to get vertical surround ) and 2nd sub to making it a 10.2 system. The reason for not 5 stars is the remote.
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Overall 8
8.0

Believe All the reviews about the poor documentation / great product otherwise

K. Keppel, Amazon
12 May 2013
  • Summary: My Onkyo was dated (in need of more HDMI ports) and in need of replacement. I researched several brands / models of A/V receivers and selected this one. I was forwarned that the documentation was poor but I thought I was sufficently tech savvy that I could manage. I did but with more than a modicum of frustration! Sony has manufactured a beautiful, functional receiver. But the accompanying instructions are the absolute worst I believe I have ever seen.
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Overall 8
8.0

FYI

Joatmon, Amazon
11 May 2013
  • Summary: I wanted to point out that not all the HDMI inputs are the same... I hooked a PS3 to the "game" input and found that not all of the sound modes were available, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby HDMA... Not cool. The manual even states that if you want improved sound to connect to the BD input. This is a pretty poor way of saving money, really, how much more would it have cost to make them the same?
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Overall 8
8.0

Great network receiver

Doug Owens, Amazon
6 May 2013
  • Summary: Very good network receiver !!! Sets up easily; has a variety of great functions. Only issues is way outdated GUI software used for adjustments. Sony certainly can do better !! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the fact that this model has been discontinued !!?? Why, I have no idea....but certainly would like to know !! It is the only realistically priced Sony 1000+ watt receiver I could find....maybe that's why it's been discontinued !!??
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good but...

Dogbreath, Amazon
21 March 2013
  • Summary: Sound quality is great. I replaced an old Denon receiver and worried that I wouldn't have superior sound quality, but this unit holds up really well. I found the set up to be fairly easy and although the GUI is clunky it does get the job done. The manual is poor - it describes, but it doesn't explain. There is a difference between describing every single function and providing guidance to solve problems with your set up.
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