Summary: I'm going out to buy a Denon and will try and sell the next exchange unit for a boat anchor. That's about all its good for.
Pros: They paid for shipping the bad second unit back.
Cons: Purchased this unit based on several top reviews that I read in various places. I have no problem with the reviewers. I'm sure the manufacturer's have an extra QC check before those demo units go out the door. Unfortunately what is provided to the consumer is another story. Purchase 1: 5/29/14. U...
Summary: I had a terrible experience with the SONY DN-1050 receiver. I actually went through two of them in less than 6 months before giving up and throwing it out. I bought this AV receiver primarily for use in a home theater with a projector.
Pros: The wireless connectivity options are broad
Cons: Snowy video output makes the receiver useless in a home theater
Excerpt: Rate # 1 AV Receiver under $600 by CNET: "The Sony STR-DN1050 receiver offers an excellent selection of features for the price, including built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Spotify, and Bluetooth. It delivered excellent sound quality for both surround-sound and stereo.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Excerpt: I have the sony 1050 receiver hooked up to two video outputs (plasma & projector). I'm using four audio and video inputs (2 directv receivers, blu/ray, and a home media computer). Everything connected easily with HDMI.
Summary: I love it. I did tons of research before buying and I have never had anything but Onkyo A/V receivers in the past. Despite many of the reviews I read, it was incredibly easy to setup and is very intuitive if you have had a receiver before. The GUI is second to none.
Pros: Tons of technology for a great price Ease of setup Ease of use
Summary: The receiver was simple to set up and optimize. WiFi configured easily and is controlled by my iPhone allowing me to have the unit behind closed doors. Have not configured or used the second audio program as of yet.
Summary: I purchased this receiver to upgrade from a very outdated receiver with no HDMI inputs at all. The on-screen setup guide was great and posed no issue to me, however, I could see it being a downfall if you do not have a TV hooked up to it and plan to use it solely for audio.
Pros: Great price Tons of input options Clearly labeled inputs Clearly labeled, simple remote
Cons: Strangely configured buttons on remote Must have TV connected to view audio options No AirPlay selection on remote or on-screen
Summary: Very pleased with the sound and enriched features like Wi fi and Bluetooth. However there is no manual and it was very difficult to set up. I called the Sony helpline was given a case number and they said I would get a call back within 24 hours.
Pros: Sound, Wi fi, Bluetooth, 2 Zones, Simple remote, numerous features that I will likely not use
Cons: No manual, poor on line info, non existent customer service help from Sony