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.
Excerpt: I bought this receiver for my parents along with a 5.1 speaker package. Setup was straight forward, though my Dad said not much documentation was included in the box. Sony had additional docs online for this system which were OK.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Excerpt: I was searching for a great quality sound system and reliable price and I couldn't be more satisfy with this great equipment this STR-DN1050 7.2-Channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver by Sony. It's just an amazing sound quality out of others brands.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Summary: I am having problems with connecting wireless with all of my Apple Devices. It streams sometimes for a while then it just drops out in the Bluetooth mode. AirPlay has yet to be friendly to me. I did all updates still it will cut out playing for no reason.
Pros: None That I have Found.
Cons: Needs an update to help with wireless music playing.
Summary: This home receiver has met and perhaps exceeded my expectations. I replaced a fairly old receiver that I thought was an excellent performer but the Sony is hands down better in all respects except one, that being my old receiver came with a very helpful "hard" copy instruction manual.
Pros: Excellent sound quality. Ease of operation. Great value for the money.
Cons: No hard copy instruction manual. (the reason for 4 instead of 5 stars)
Summary: I just got a 4k TV and bought this to replace an old Yamaha receiver. This receiver was a breeze to set up, and the sound from the speakers was a huge improvement. Picture on new 4k TV was amazing, and dual HDMI outputs to a second TV a huge bonus - no more splitter!
Pros: Easy set up. Dual HDMI out. Great sound. Unit it very slim from front to back - definite bonus if you are putting it on a shallow shelf.
Cons: My unit abruptly died less than 2 weeks after purchase.
Summary: I purchased the Pioneer Vsx-1124 and it sounded great through my speakers but the sound was not good through the headphone jack (uneven volume and veiled sound). A headphone amp did not fix this so I purchased the Sony STR-DN1050 to compare them both.
Pros: Great onscreen menu easy to use good looks/feel
Cons: not very adjustable no pre-outs Zone 2 sound barely audible (amped of course) Have you heard the Pioneer Vsx-1124k?