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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
alaScore 90

298 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews of Sony STR-DN840. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Sony STR-DN840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DN840

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony STR-DN840 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Strdn840Sony Strdn840

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DN840

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Sony STR-DN840 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony STR-DN840 7.2 Channel 1050-Watt A/V Receiver (Black)Sony STR-DN840 7.2 Channel 1050-Watt A/V Receiver (Black)

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony STR-DN840 review

 

The Sony STR-DN840 ($420 street) is by far the best AV receiver value of 2013. It starts with its outstanding wireless features, serving up built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and Bluetooth, which no other receiver at this price can match. That allows Sony to...

The Sony STR-DN840 is extraordinarily well-featured for the price, with its built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, allowing for convenient wireless streaming from nearly any mobile device. There are six HDMI inputs, which is enough to cover almost...

No MHL-compatible inputs or true second-zone audio support.

The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony STR-DN840

 

A talented, well-equipped amp – just make sure it's a sonic match for the rest of your system

Precise, agile sound with plenty of energy ; Plenty of connections and features

Sounds thin, especially at higher volumes

The Sony STR-DN840 is a very good home cinema amp, even if it doesn’t quite display the all-round strength of its bigger sibling.

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moscovciak (cnet.com.au)

Sony STR-DN840

 

The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best A/V receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for under AUD$800.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay ; Six HDMI inputs ; Solid sound quality

No MHL ; No second zone

Via CNET.com

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: xxLEGENDARY70xx (cnet.com)

It is a great product. Sounds great.

 

The product is great. I really like it a lot. It sounds awesome. The only complaint is (would have been a deal breaker for me) you cannot listen to music with only the L and R plus the subs. You can only choose to listen with the L and R. If you want...

Everything about it is awesome.

No stereo mode. Meaning if you want to listen to music only with your L and R + subs it wont do it. You can only have ALL speakers playing to hear sub

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: randolphduke (cnet.com)

"Great value receiver"

 

Bought mine about a year ago, performance has been nearly flawless. Only issue is AirPlay cuts out occasionally - but this is mostly due to bandwidth issues in the evening.

Bluetooth & Wifi are super easy to use. Sound quality and volume are outstanding

Menus a little dated

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: randolphduke (cnet.com)

Great value receiver

 

Bought mine about a year ago, performance has been nearly flawless. Only issue is AirPlay cuts out occasionally - but this is mostly due to bandwidth issues in the evening.

Bluetooth & Wifi are super easy to use. Sound quality and volume are outstanding

Menus a little dated

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: tpraceman (cnet.com)

"Poor build quality, sound & connections. Keep receipt"

 

Physically unplug and re-plug it in to get it to work each time. Everything is new. Put in all new New Direct TV New Samsung 3D F8500 TV New Sony Blu-Ray which is awful also. Nope, still no work. Audio guy, Direct TV guy could not figure it out. Sony...

Cheap price and looked nice. If it had worked as promoted it would have been great.

Doesn't work, had video but no sound when used for anything other than radio. Remote really cheap.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: tpraceman (cnet.com)

Poor build quality, sound & connections. Keep receipt

 

Physically unplug and re-plug it in to get it to work each time. Everything is new. Put in all new New Direct TV New Samsung 3D F8500 TV New Sony Blu-Ray which is awful also. Nope, still no work. Audio guy, Direct TV guy could not figure it out. Sony...

Cheap price and looked nice. If it had worked as promoted it would have been great.

Doesn't work, had video but no sound when used for anything other than radio. Remote really cheap.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: David-Rodgers (cnet.com)

"Let's Get Ready To Ruuuuumble!"

 

I had an older Panasonic home theater. It was decent quality, but several years old and had a passive subwoofer. I decided it was time to replace it, and did so with Sony's STR-DN840 receiver. I was drawn to the power. For me, along with the obvious...

Bluetooth is easy to use

It is not inexpensive

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: David-Rodgers (cnet.com)

Let's Get Ready To Ruuuuumble!

 

I had an older Panasonic home theater. It was decent quality, but several years old and had a passive subwoofer. I decided it was time to replace it, and did so with Sony's STR-DN840 receiver. I was drawn to the power. For me, along with the obvious...

Bluetooth is easy to use WiFi is easy to set up Performance is excellent DLNA streaming support Built-in Wi-Fi

It is not inexpensive

Sep, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):150

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WAV, WMA

Inputs

Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:6
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

HDMI out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):240

Radio

Preset stations quantity:61
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Storage

Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio amplifier: Yes
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital EX,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic,Dolby Pro Logic II,Dolby Pro Logic IIx,Dolby Pro Logic IIz,Dolby TrueHD,DTS 96/24,DTS-HD
Audio Input:2
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
AV input: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Color of product:Black
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDMI version:1.4a
Night mode: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13
Height:6.14
Weight:18.7
Width:16.9