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Sony STR DN1030
7.9 out of 10

Sony STR DN1030

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR DN1030

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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value for the money

dppags, Ebay
30 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought this system for my kids so price was an issue. This system has a lot of options that I couldn't find with other brands. The price was right.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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