Summary: There are countless posts about failures with this system. I haven't encountered any. I'm using this with a 2013 model Samsung 55 inch 3d led tv, have a playstation 4, playstation 3, xbox one, apple tv and xbox one hooked up to it, everything works as it should. Wireless internet radio (pandora) works great.
Summary: I have always felt Sony makes great products - especially televisions. But have not been impressed with the companies amplifiers - until now. Read reviews from any sources and all were very positive. When my old receiver gave up the ghost and its HDMI ports died (repair costs were excessive) it was time for a new one. Decided on this Sony and have been totally pleased with it.
"All the handshake problems you heard about. Stay away."
18 January 2014
Pros: All the great features CNET described. Unfortunately CNET didn't describe the Handshake problems with cable boxes.
Cons: Really bad intermittent handshake problem with cable boxes. If you buy this you will be happy for awhile, until one day you have no connection to your cable box and can't figure out why. You may get it working again and then a month later same thing.
David A. Bock "Cathy and David Photographers", Amazon
11 January 2014
Summary: My Onkyo 616 died and I was so upset that it lasted less than two years when my old non-HDMI yamaha was still doing fantastic. I decided to give this thing a shot after the amazing reviews from multiple online guides. I was suspicious of getting a SONY instead of a Marantz or a Pioneer Elite but the specs were pretty impressive and I trust multiple reviews. For Christmas, my wife surprised me with this thing and I have to say I am beyond impressed.
Summary: I have used the STR-DN1040 almost daily for the last 6+ months. My principal uses are; 1) "Vtuner" internet radio comes pre-programed into the reciever! The free radio stations are listed by country or genre (news, blues, jazz, etc.). There ae so many good choices that I hardly listen to my personal audio collection. 2) WiFi connected personal audio collection.