Summary: Really like this A/V receiver. Very flexible with lots of capability. Easily integrates with other components, especially other Sony products. I use the second zone to feed an amp for playing music on on my patio and game room. I can control the music via Air Play so I don't have to run inside to change stations or fiddle with settings. Still discovering all the capability of this unit. Surround sound is excellent through Polk Audio speakers.
Has all the features you are looking for and I would highly recommend it.
27 March 2014
Summary: The STR-DN1030 is not the right receiver for multi-zone applications, or audiophiles who want robust EQ options or 7.1 channel pre-outs. It is, however, a great choice for an average consumer who wants extremely solid single-room performance. The host of network features, HDMI upconversion, solid auto setup mic, built in Bluetooth and WiFi, up to 7.2 surround sound support, and good sound quality make this receiver stand out from the crowd.
Summary: Ok - I've had this receiver for about 2 years now and I love it. I dug through many reviews to find this information, so let me save you the digging: this can be configured to turn on when it gets airplay audio (and automatically switch to AirPlay as a source). Also, the iOS app allows you to totally control it via WiFi which is huge b/c we love to hide our stereo equipment. I hope this helps.
Best receiver I've owned so far - it is packed with features
5 March 2014
Summary: This is the best A/V receiver that I've owned so far. I've owned an Onkyo TX-SR606 and a Sony STRDH520 in the past. This receiver pumps out better sound and has ten times the number of features. I'll skip going in to too much detail about things like the 5 HDMI inputs, the wattage, and the other bullet points that are clearly listed in the extensive product description here on Amazon.
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.