Summary: After spending 2 days configuring and setting up this receiver it worked for a few days and then just won't turn on. The power light is green but nothing is working. Tried to press every buttons on the unit and the remote but nothing happened. Won't even turn off. Unplugged for a day and still the same. This is the second Sony product that didn't work. I bought a 70" LCD tv last year and the picture cuts off every once a while. Won't be buying another Sony product again.
Pros: cheap but maybe that's the tradeoff hdmi inputs
Cons: not reliable remote hard to use esp the alpha/numeric buttons to change volume you have to press button twice once to show it up on the screen and then another to change.
Bluetooth/wifi unreliable, broken after a few months
David Bernal, Amazon
20 July 2014
Summary: This receiver is really awesome when it works. The sound is great, and the connectivity options means you can just pull out your tablet and phone, enable WiFi/Bluetooth, and listen to your music. The problem is that the network module on this receiver is poorly made. I had to return the first one of these I bought to Amazon, because the WiFi didn't work at all right out of the box. It just got stuck on the "Please wait…" screen forever.
Summary: Receiver was easy to set up but very poor quality. Finally, a short at the HDMI port, connecting to my DVR, sent a low-amperage surge sufficient to knock out the DVR. Amazon, to their credit, allowed me to return the unit but I bought another manufacturer's unit after that.
Summary: This is the 2nd Sony receiver I've had that can not handle the main purpose I bought the receiver for, to consolidate and switch multiple HDMI signals for a single input into my TV. I'd hoped the first one was a fluke, but this one is even worse. From my DirecTV DVR I lose the HDMI signal at least every 10 minutes. The TV is still on but goes black, with a "no signal detected" message.
Summary: Had the unit professionally hooked up. The sound works only part time. It comes in and out. It won't stay on the right selected speaker selection. Have to to switch to different HDMI cables to reactivate.
Summary: The sound quality from this receiver is excellent. Also, the Wifi and sound settings are a great addition. Though these features are great, the issue with the picture cutting out on my television is a pain. I contacted Sony about this issue and they advised me that there is no fix. The only thing they advised was to unplug the system, disconnect all the wires and let it sit for a couple minutes. After, I was suppose to reconnect everything and turn the system back on.
Summary: This receiver is designed to be a very good home audio product. I bought it to replace an older Sony receiver to gain more speaker power, more features, more connectivity and more HDMI connectors. Unfortunately, from the beginning the unit I purchased randomly turned itself off while in use, randomly turned itself on after being turned off, randomly stopped providing video signals to the connected TV, routinely produced various subwoofer distortions and failed to...
Summary: Absolutely impossible to connect this device to my WiFi network. Reading reviews online in various other outlets it seems this is by far the number one headache customers have. I work help-desk in tech services so Internet connectivity is nothing new to me -- I do this daily. However, this receiver has an extremely poor interface and it took me thirty minutes just to figure out how to enter in characters!
Leider Leider funktionierte dieser AVR bei mir nicht.
Thorsten Schröder, Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: Voller Freude habe ich auf ihn gewartet...! Dann die bittere Enttäuschung. Sobald ich die Lautstärke geregelt habe ist plötzlich das Menüfeld aufgetaucht. Bild weg und keine Chance wieder rauszukommen. Jetzt hängt die Kiste. Selbst wenn ich in das Menü gehen wollte, könnte ich gar nicht rein. Es springt kurz rein und sofort wieder raus. Das war's. Er ist 10 Min gelaufen und dann das. Laut Sony würde hier eine Fehlschaltung vorliegen und muss eingeschickt werden.
Warum bekommt Sony das Dauerbrummen nicht in den Griff?
G. Merkle, Amazon
16 March 2014
Summary: Der STR-DN84040 7.2 kam pünktlich und ordentlich verpackt an, meine vorsorglich bestellten Bananenstecker für die Lautsprecheranschlüsse konnte ich von den vorbereiteten Lautsprecherkabeln wieder abklemmen, da die Leitungen sauber mit brauchbaren Schraubklemmen sicher anzuschließen waren. Ich habe meinen neuen Samsung 46F6270 über HDMI und optisch angestöpselt, Setups durchgeführt, gemessen und gescannt und überall schien Sonnenschein.