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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
alaScore 97

322 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and value for money also get good comments.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, size

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 322 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony Strdn840

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DN840

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Sony STR-DN840 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Sony STR-DN840

 

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.

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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.

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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

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"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.

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.

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"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

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Great receiver for the money

 

Great product that is very easy to use and produces great quality soundThis product has... Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... practical, Tech savvy

easy to use

nothing

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Great receiver for the price

 

Found this receiver at best buy as an open box so got a good discount on the receiver. Brought it home to replace a burnt out pioneer I had. This Sony receiver sounds great and worked well with all the products I plugged into it. It synced fine with my...

Sounds great and was easy getting is set up

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Great Receiver for the price

 

With features such as Airplay, this receiver cannot go wrong. Has enough power behind to power my Klipsch F30's, and Klipsch SW-450.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone...

I enjoy the functionality of the receiver when paired with my logitech remote

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Great Receiver at a Great Price

 

Great features at a great price. Very easy to set up. Would highly recommend.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... practical

good price, easy to set up

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Definitely would buy again.

 

Movies never sounded so good. Definitely a great addition to the new man cave.This product has... Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... Tech savvy

Ease of set up and the sound quality

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

General Features

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

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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