Summary: I'm from NL, bought this STR-DN1040 from a german webshop. I write the review here, as it just seems like Sony doesnt give a damn about the problems this device has, doesnt solve it, and leaves u with their product and the problems. The GOOD: Perfect sound !!!
Summary: Really wanted to like this being a big fan of Sony, all my other stuff is Sony, over the years I have owned 10 to 12 Sony receivers, never issues only wanted to upgrade for more hdmi ports, after many hours over several day of trying to get all hdmi to work, I had to give upland return Hdmi...
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS RECEIVER. After reading the bad reviews where people had issues with defective units, I almost did not order this model, but then I did because I figured that the one I ordered would be fine... Well, it wasn't.
March 2014: As others have said, yes there are unresolved major HDMI issues....see the sony forum
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.