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Sony STR-DN1050
9.3 out of 10

Sony STR-DN1050

Great Deal: $497.00

Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DN1050

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Overall 4
4.0

Crappy video Output

Jltemlock, CNET
21 March 2015
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Sony STR-DN1050 review - CNET

J Mag, B&H Photo
6 March 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Confusing Remote
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use on-screen menus

Lonnie Jr., B&H Photo
3 February 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Intuitive Controls
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Overall 10
10

Full-featured receiver, I recommend

Matt, B&H Photo
29 December 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Excellent sound...

Oscar R., B&H Photo
27 December 2014
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

Needs Improving

Rock N Ron, Crutchfield
20 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Satisfied

TomC, Crutchfield
20 December 2014
  • 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)
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked great until it died

MikeL, Crutchfield
18 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Best I ever had!!!!

Saxon, B&H Photo
14 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Easy setup, great functions and great vidio and sound. A definite value!
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony STR-DN1050 vs Pioneer Vsx-1124

bearclaw, Crutchfield
14 December 2014
  • 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?
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