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Sony STR-DN1020

Sony STR-DN1020
alaScore 86

136 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Sony STR-DN1020. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN1020 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DN1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1020 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STRDN1020 AV ReceiverSony STRDN1020 AV Receiver

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DN1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1020 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN1020 3D Blu-ray Disc A/V Receiver (Black)Sony STR-DN1020 3D Blu-ray Disc A/V Receiver (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DN1020 review:

 

Sony AV receivers can be unpredictable, going from best in class one year to mediocre the next. The STR-DN1020 is Sony's midrange model for 2011, and it's underwhelming. It has fewer HDMI inputs than all of its competitors, it lacks the built-in...

The Sony STR-DN1020 has built-in networking, allowing it to stream Slacker and Internet radio, along with digital music on your home network, over DLNA. It's also the only AV receiver in this price range to include an external iPod dock.

All competing receivers offer more HDMI inputs. The STR-DN1020 also has fewer streaming-media services than competitors and lacks built-in AirPlay, and its subpar graphical user interface makes its networking features less attractive. We also found its...

The Sony STR-DN1020 isn't a bad AV receiver, but it lags behind its competitors in just about every attribute we consider important.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Sony STR-DN1020 Networked Receiver First Look

 

It's a race people. In case you hadn't noticed. It's always the way that when a manufacturer comes out with a new feature, the others play catchup. One adds two more channels of amplification, the next year everyone has the same. More HDMI inputs?...

The real story here, of course, is the price. At $500 is has considerably better streaming than the Onkyo. That is if you use Slacker or vTuner. If not, it has the same. The fact is that Sony receivers seem to go on immediate and permanent sale as soon...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Sony STR-DN1020 Networked Receiver Preview

 

The new Sony STR-DN1020 receiver looks to up the ante by offering DLNA certification and also Slacker and vTuner support for $500. Also with 7.2 channels, 110 watts, and 4 HDMI inputs.

The real story here, of course, is the price. At $500 is has considerably better streaming than the Onkyo. That is if you use Slacker or vTuner. If not, it has the same. The fact is that Sony receivers seem to go on immediate and permanent sale as soon...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Sony STR-DN1020 7.2 Channel 3D/Network Home Theater Receiver - Review

 

The Sony STR-DN1020 is a good example of how video processing and the internet have been incorporated into home theater receivers, without sacrificing traditional core audio processing functions. In addition to all the audio features you would expect a...

Feb, 2013

HOME THEATER TOP PICKS

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

Sony STR-DN1020 A/V Receiver

 

There are two hard-wired options for integrating content from an iPod or iPhone into a receiver-based home theater system. The A/V receiver might have a Made for iPod–compatible USB jack, allowing you to plug the device right into the front or back...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DN1020 A/V Receiver

 

That's just what you'll have if you buy the Sony STR-DN1020 A/V receiver. When I unpacked it, what a pleasant surprise it was to find the dock there in the box, supplied with the product, gratis—no extra expenditure of a hundred bucks or so required. A...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony STR-DN1020 review

 

Sony AV receivers can be unpredictable, going from best in class one year to mediocre the next. The STR-DN1020 is Sony's midrange model for 2011, and it's underwhelming. It has fewer HDMI inputs than all of its competitors, it lacks the built-in...

The Sony STR-DN1020 has built-in networking, allowing it to stream Slacker and Internet radio, along with digital music on your home network, over DLNA. It's also the only AV receiver in this price range to include an external iPod dock.

All competing receivers offer more HDMI inputs. The STR-DN1020 also has fewer streaming-media services than competitors and lacks built-in AirPlay, and its subpar graphical user interface makes its networking features less attractive. We also found its...

The Sony STR-DN1020 isn't a bad AV receiver, but it lags behind its competitors in just about every attribute we consider important.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (cnet.com.au)

Sony STR-DN1020

 

Low in cost and reasonable in performance, the Sony STR-DN1020 home-theatre receiver does a decent job on the basics. However, its USB/DLNA/internet radio/iPod offerings are hobbled by a lousy interface.

Good price ; Basics nicely handled ; Does no harm to HDMI video (yes, that is a virtue!)

Power output specifications don't engender much confidence ; Only four HDMI outputs ; Poor interface for new media

Fundamentally a decent home-theatre receiver, the Sony STR-DN1020 is held back by some strange approaches to the user interface, and is a little behind the times on some features. And, seriously, a USB-equipped home-theatre receiver really should work...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: bristan8 (cnet.com)

a good unit

 

I find this amp does exactly what I require. Good fidelity when using quality input material and ample volume using suitable speakers. I couldn't justify spending more money on a more expensive amplifier, I am happy with my purchase

Bravia sync is great. Sound is excellent quality with heaps of power. Plenty of volume through my 200W B & W speakers. It plays 24 bit FLAC files from my computer, and connectivity with mu Blu ray and PVR with HDMI is good.Has more features than Iuse

GUI is a bit lean. With a few things connected sometimes the bravia sync is a bit unpredictable as to what will turn on /off

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: pjr2012 (buydig.com)

Great Buy

 

Great Sound Great Receiver for the Bucks!!!

Clear Sound ; Energy Efficient ; Good Remote ; Interfaces Well With TV ; Intuitive Controls

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):105

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:4
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:4

Networking

Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other Features

Channels quantity:7
Power Requirements:230V 50/60Hz

Outputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI out:1
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm

Radio

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Preset stations quantity:60
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM

Technical Details

Built-in audio decoders:6.3mm, RCA
Color of product:Black
Display:LED
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Video

3D compatibility: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p