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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
alaScore 99

257 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 257 reviews)

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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.

Consumer review by:

"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


Consumer review by:

Excellent sound and integrates with my iMac


Sounds great and works with my iMac via airplay. Also utilizes Bluetooth technologyThis product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... Tech savvy

Uses airplay for wireless integration with devices

A bit bulky

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Sounds good, good price BUT remote app misleads


Bought this receiver because it was on sale and rave reviews by CNET editors.Good price, number of HDMI inputs, built-in wireless feature and ease of identifying back panel hookups.Good luck reading the front of the panel unless the room is COMPLETELY...

Price, wireless, number of HDMI inputs, bluetooth, airplay

Remote apps are JUNK, sound field toggle is next to volume buttons?!?!, buttons on receiver are hard to read

Consumer review by:

great product


followed cnet recommendation and i am pleased with purchase. as a matter i bought 2of them!!One for the bedroom and family room!This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Runs hot, Easy to use controls, Good...

ALL of it


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One of the ports does not work


I called Best Buy after having someone install it, they will not replace it and install it for me.About me... Technically challenged


Broken out of the box

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Solid receiver but setup was tough


More expensive then it really should be but a solid receiver. The interface to the TV for displaying receiver menu is horrible but functional. The setup with speakers was extremely difficult to get correct. That should have been a simple task. After...

Style and look, number of HDMI inputs

Interface on TV, ease of use was tough

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Great sound!


The sound quality is excellent. The features it has including the Bluetooth to connect iPads in the home computer to the network is really cool. Never realize the great sound I could get from my xbox games.This product has... Plenty of power for all my...

Really get full quality from Bose speakers

Ease of use

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great for beginner


Great clear sound and can be switched so two people can listen to music while other watch TV and comes with BluetoothThis product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout...

eay to set up, good price

goes to idle if not in use