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.
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.
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.
Summary: After reading reviews on this receiver I was excited to get it on sale. The on screen menu is very nice and speaker calibration was easy. Have had nothing but network problems with this unit and Airplay only works for about 30 seconds. Did an update and after 4 hours of watching unit flash updating I finally unplugged to reset. It continued flashing update for 15 minutes or so to finally complete. Overall very glitchy receiver.
Pros: Nice screen menu Easy speaker calibration
Cons: Confusing remote Network connection sporadic Airplay doesn't work with an all Apple product network
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.
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.
Summary: I have a new STR-DN-1040 receiver, and the build quality is great, and I love to number of HDMI inputs and the superb GUI. However, the receiver is adding noise to the video signal routed through the receiver. I have a Sony S790 Blu-Ray and an HD cable box each connected via HDMI to the receiver, and the receiver's HDMI out goes to a new Samsung plasma TV (5500 series0 The picture from either source includes a good bit of snow when routed through the 1040.
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.
Conclusion: I grund och botten är detta en prisvärd förstärkare med bra funktioner men HDCP handskakningen mellan 1040 och andra enheter som Apple TV, PC funkar extremt dåligt. Den hamnar i ett läge där alla HDMI portar slutar fungera och du får inte ut någon signal. Enda lösningen på problemet är att dra ut strömsladden ur väggen. Detta hände mig dagligen och jag har provat olika HDMI kablar och har senaste mjukvaran.