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Sony-str-dn1040.33911912
9.1 out of 10

Sony STR-DN1040

Great Deal: $449.00

Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DN1040

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Sound quality 10
10

Disappointed

ezipper23, Bestbuy
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I owned this receiver for about a week. The receiver looks great on paper with an abundance of connections, ample power and many of the latest...
  • Pros: Sound
  • Cons: HDMI Passthrough
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 8
8.0

STOP!! Do not buy this Receiver!!

BuyerBware, Bestbuy
5 June 2014
  • Summary: Bought STRDN1040 in Nov. of 2013 and it worked good until most recent update. Now I have hundreds of red lines flickering across my TV screen when I...
  • Pros: Huge power output
  • Cons: Video output has terrible quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Malfunctioned in 2 days… TWO DAYS!!!!

JOJ POL, Amazon
10 May 2014
  • Summary: Out of the box, the receiver worked flawlessly. GUI is nice and auto-calibration delivered better audio quality than my failed Denon 1911. One thing I think Sony could have included on the remote is speaker level adjustment on the fly without having to go through the menu. Anyway, everything worked fine until I upgraded the firmware and then BAM… HDMI handshake issues! Funny thing is these issues seem to occur when the receiver is connected only to non-Sony devices.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 4
4.0
Sound quality 4
4.0

HDMI Issue

ilaudio, Bestbuy
19 April 2014
  • Summary: Purchased due to good reviews and good price for all the features. The HDMI output from cable box through this receiver would not stop being jittery.
  • Pros: Lots of features like Bluetooth and Wifi
  • Cons: No start up volume control & HDMI issue
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Overall 2
2.0

March 2014: As others have said, yes there are unresolved major HDMI issues....see the sony forum

Buyer, Amazon
18 March 2014
  • Summary: While its features and inputs combined with airplay and ios remote are fun perks, its major shortcoming is that there are definite HDMI issues. See the Sony forum; many users are having the same problem. Sony website fanboy moderators sweep the complaints under the rug and fail to acknowledge any issues; they routinely recommend reversing the HDMI cables, purchasing new *sony brand* cables, running the cables without any neighboring cables (ha), and doing firmware...
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Overall 2
2.0

Nice unit while it worked

Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 March 2014
  • Summary: 1st of all, I always read the negative reviews before I read the positive. If after reading the positive review and I still like the product I will buy it. In this case, I knew other 1040 users had an issue with the hdmi not handshaking causing the output to flash off and on to snow, blank scrn, to picture, back to snow... over and over. But always being the optimist, decided to give Sony a try. Well my unit did great until 8 days of use and started this issue.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't ignore the negative comments

David Harvey, Amazon
25 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought this from Best Buy after reading several glowing reviews on multiple sites such as Cnet. At first I was really happy with it. I hadn't had the chance to use features like the zone 2 support, but I had several HDMI devices plugged in such as my Samsung TV, Chromecast, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The sound was good, setup was easy, and the on screen display was nice. Everything worked great. For two days.
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Overall 2
2.0

I got a lemon

360mitch, Crutchfield
31 December 2013
  • Summary: After reading the reviews I was really pumped about getting my new STR-DN1040 receiver. It appears you will get a great product or a lemon. I got the lemon. After 2 days it started loosing the picture on the TV. "Signal Lost". Then it would come back and then go out aprox every 3 seconds. It would continually do this until I would unplug and plug it back in. Embarrassing when you hosting the game. Then it would be good for the rest of the day.
  • Pros: Tons of features and great sound.
  • Cons: Serious HDMI Handshake issues with no fix insight
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Overall 2
2.0

Serious HDMI Handshake issues

Mitchell S. Forry "360Mitch", Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: After reading the reviews I was really pumped about getting my new STR-DN1040 receiver. It appears you will get a great product or a lemon. I got the lemon. After 2 days it started loosing the picture on the TV. "Signal Lost". Then the it would come back and then go out aprox every 3 seconds. It would continually do this until I would unplug and plug it back in. Then it would be good for the rest of the day.
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Overall 2
2.0

Life is simply too short

esspii, Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: After trying two of these units, they were both returned and replaced with a Yamaha receiver. Like many others I am sure, I sifted the reviews and found this to receive numerous accolades. What-Hi-Fi chose it as a favorite, and it had all the bells and whistles, including 2 HDMI outs and many features of more expensive units. In short, a powerful unit, great fidelity, solid controls and a useful app, even solid speaker terminals on the back. Nothing flimsy here.
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