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Sony-str-dn1040.33863219
8.9 out of 10

Sony STR-DN1040

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Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DN1040

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Overall 4
4.0

Good receiver but No internet music streaming service!

Claudio Salamanca, Amazon
8 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought this unit on june 2014, mainly for its Internet radio capabilites. I was very happy and worked perfect for 2 months. On September 2014 Sony stopped providing Internet music streaming. The receiver works fine and has very good audio. Sadly, I will return it because I need Internet radio services.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy. Customer Service is no help.

Goldfinger, Amazon
24 August 2014
  • Summary: Sounds is good as you would expect. Keeps going to standby mode and Sony is no help after waiting almost an hour. Would not recommend. I had thought I was upgrading.
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Overall 4
4.0

Handshake issues...

DLuce76, Amazon
18 August 2014
  • Summary: Works well...when it works. Took a gamble and ended up with the dreaded HDMI handshake issues, even after updating firmware. Not satisfied with the "restart the system" recommendations by Sony to get it to work. Ended up returning the unit (within the 30d window) and going with a Yamaha unit instead.
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Overall 4
4.0

The unit does not transmit audio over the HDMI to the second zone.

David P. Mays, Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: I have a TV for the second zone. The unit does not transmit audio over the HDMI to the second zone or the primary zone for that matter. I have a stereo in the main room and it works great. But, going to the second room, NO sound. That's no good.
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Overall 4
4.0

Really wanted to love and keep this one.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: As others have said, I really wanted to like this receiver for its features and price, but even with the firmware update from March, I have experienced the HDMI black screen handshake problem. Right after I hooked it up to my TV for the first time, the TV's video would constantly turn on, then go black for long periods, it was unusable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wanted to love it and keep it but...

MichaelJBrennan, CNET
17 June 2014
  • Pros: So many features for a great price
  • Cons: handshaking issues for me, as with others. I also get a constant rumble from my subwoofer
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Overall 4
4.0

No Video using HDMI inputs

Stephen B., Amazon
14 November 2013
  • Summary: I was really hopping the HDMI issue mentioned by many other reviewers would have been noticed by Sony but unfortunately it hasn't After unpacking and hooking my receiver which btw took some time, installing and setting up the machine was actually very simple, I was getting all exited just to find out after trying all variances I could think of, that all HDMI inputs didn't work and didn't even show up on the menu.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Until 2 weeks later

Noritaka Sakai "nyichiban", Amazon
26 October 2013
  • Summary: Sound is great powering my repackaged Paradigm Speakers. Everything worked wonderfully, great on screen UI, calibration was ok and had quite a bunch of power. One thing though was after 2 1/2 weeks my HDMI would not work. I had to pull the plug of the machine and then plug it back in. If this was something I had to do for a few times it was fine but I had to do this everyday for the past week.
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Overall 4
4.0

High STANDBY power usage

Aaron Simon, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: I picked up this receiver from the local electronics store (it was the same price as Amazon) after extensive reading of online reviews. And in most ways, it seemed like a very good receiver. However, it has, in my opinion, extremely high power draw in standby mode. So back to the store it went.
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Overall 4
4.0

Life is too short

esspii, Amazon
29 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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