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Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1040
alaScore 95

309 reviews

Jul, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The value for money also gets good reviews, whereas there are mixed reviews on the size and reliability.

usability, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN1040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DN1040

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1040 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony STR-DN1040 AV-Receiver

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DN1040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1040 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, size

reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver

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Sony STR-DN1040 7.1 A/V Receiver

 

When I turn on the Sony STR-DN1040 and am greeted by a colorful, interactive full screen graphical interface, I am surprised. It is even in high definition! Someone has actually been listening to complaints from users and decided to do something about...

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Sony STR-DN1040

 

AV receivers tend to feel out of step with current technology: they're bulky, hard to use, and typically lack basic features that are taken for granted these days, like Wi-Fi.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is the most feature-packed AV receiver you'll find at this price. There's built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, plus eight HDMI inputs, which is more than any of its competitors. It also sports a truly modern user interface with...

It's somewhat expensive and more than what most buyers need. The included remote is cluttered with buttons, sure to put-off nontechies. And Sony's automatic speaker calibration wasn't quite perfect in our listening environment.

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

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Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver Review: WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Oh My!

 

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a big step up from the STR-DN1030 we reviewed last year. A new Remote, GUI, mobile app, and FLAC support are just some of the improvements Sony made. Read on for a full review.

Bluetooth, WiFi, and AirPlay ; Smooth user interface ; Great sound quality

Disjointed network/app control ; Poor zone 2 integration

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Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver

 

The Verdict A feature-packed, all around stellar performer offering incredible bang for the buck. If I were down on my luck—jobless, hopeless, living on beans à la can—and absolutely had to buy a new audio/video receiver on a tight budget, how much...

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Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver

 

The Verdict A feature-packed, all around excellent performer offering incredible bang for the buck.

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Sony STR-DN1040

 

Product of the Year, Awards 2013. Depth of detail, exciting and ample connectivity – this is a superstar in the making

Exciting, punchy, dynamic sound ; Layers of clear and subtle detail ; Good with music ; Plenty of wired and wireless connectivity ; Easy-to-use interface

No Bluetooth or built-in Spotify app

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Sony STR-DN1040

 

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class A/V receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface at a premium price.

Via CNET.com

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"All the handshake problems you heard about. Stay away."

 

All the great features CNET described. Unfortunately CNET didn't describe the Handshake problems with cable boxes.

Really bad intermittent handshake problem with cable boxes. If you buy this you will be happy for awhile, until one day you have no connection to your cable box and can't figure out why. You may get it working again and then a month later same thing.

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"Wished I had yours"

 

After reading the reviews I was really pumped about getting my new STR-DN1040 receiver. It appears you will get a great product or a lemon. I got the lemon. After 2 days it started loosing the picture on the TV. "Signal Lost". Then it would come back...

Tons of features

Serious HDMI Handshake issues

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"Best Audio Purchase I've Made In Years!"

 

I'm no audiophile, but I know what my ears like to hear and this SONY STR-DN1040 delivers quality sound in every mode, TV, streaming, BD or gaming and really, isn't that the ultimate goal of any receiver?

Easy setup, Excellent sound, Great GUI interface, 8 HDMI inputs, WiFi/Streaming works great. It really doesn't get much better at this price.

Had to run the speaker setup wizard a few times before it got it dialed in. Some of the preset selection modes ie Sports, Concert etc don't take advantage of 7.1.

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling:4K Upscaling
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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