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.
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.
Summary: Amazing - so easy to set up - noticeably better sound than my former Denon ( 7 years old so......but almost $1200.00 back then ) again - so easy to set up. I honestly tried for years to speak Denon with not much luck. Read the manual - all of it several times. Such a frustrating pc of gear. Took hours sometimes to undo one mistaken button push. No I am not all that pointy headed - but seriously.......
Summary: This is the second one, the video processor went out on the first on after a few days. Thanks to amazons lightning fast response, the bad one was picked up the next day and the new one got here the following day. I am amazed how fast these guys get issues resolved. Its been a few months with the new one, no problems, Its the best receiver I have ever owned. Power and ease of operation. Streams from my itunes on my desk top or my iphone.
Pros: The standout feature is definitely the networking aspect - BlueTooth, AirPlay, and WiFi makes this thing so convenient to use with ALL of my devices that it is simply heaven. The 8 HDMI inputs, MHL, and USB are just frosting on the top of the cake.
Cons: Only one issue so far and that is the sometimes jarring noise it makes when starting up - sounds as if it is trying to suck up all the electricity in the house. Well, that is a bit of an overstatement, but it is surprising.