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Sony STR-DN1050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Sony STR-DN1050. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony STR-DN1050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony STR-DN1050

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1050 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony STR-DN1050

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony STR-DN1050 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The usability also gets good views.

usability, price

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony's STR-DN1050 midrange receiver is a ticket to big-bang theater

 

The Sony STR-DN1050 offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver with plenty of features, connectivity, and sonic performance.

The Sony STR-DN1050 receiver offers an excellent selection of features for the price, including built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Spotify, and Bluetooth. It delivered excellent sound quality for both surround-sound and stereo. Sony's user interface and remote...

Not as many streaming options as competitors; fewer HDMI ports than last year's model.

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

Aug, 2014

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Sony STR-DN1050 AV Receiver

 

Sony updates its triple-threat Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and Bluetooth AVR with more balanced sound, and it's about the best we've heard at this price. Also, what is killing me is the idea that the Sony 1050 sounds better than the 1040, but the power/distortion...

Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and; Bluetooth built in; Balanced and dynamic sound

No HDCP 2.2 for future UHD Content; Front-panel buttons are tough to see; Single-position room correction

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony STR-DN1050

 

Big, muscular sound, Wide soundfield, Lots of fine and subtle detail, Rhythmic and musical, Well-featured, Easy to use

A touch of brightness at high volumes

Product of the Year, Awards 2014. A seriously good amp that balances muscle and subtlety with stacks of features at a great price.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony's STR-DN1050 midrange receiver is a ticket to big-bang theater

 

If you're looking to expand your home-theater horizons beyond just your TV and a sound bar, then a receiver and discrete set of speakers is the next step. For a midrange price, the Sony STR-DN1050 offers a great mix of features and performance,...

The Sony STR-DN1050 receiver offers an excellent selection of features for the price, including built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Spotify, and Bluetooth. It delivered excellent sound quality for both surround-sound and stereo. Sony's user interface and remote...

Not as many streaming options as competitors; fewer HDMI ports than last year's model

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

Aug, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony STR-DN1050 review

 

If you're looking to expand your home-theater horizons beyond just your TV and a sound bar , then a receiver and discrete set of speakers is the next step. For a midrange price, the Sony STR-DN1050 offers a great mix of features and performance,...

The Sony STR-DN1050 receiver offers an excellent selection of features for the price, including built-in Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Spotify, and Bluetooth. It delivered excellent sound quality for both surround-sound and stereo. Sony's user interface and remote...

Not as many streaming options as competitors; fewer HDMI ports than last year's model.

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great when it works but massively unreliable

 

I loved this amp when I first got it. It ticked a lot of boxes for me.

Sounds good. Good connectivity.

Software menus flakey at best

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Crappy video Output

 

I had a terrible experience with the SONY DN-1050 receiver. I actually went through two of them in less than 6 months before giving up and throwing it out. I bought this AV receiver primarily for use in a home theater with a projector. The video source...

The wireless connectivity options are broad

Snowy video output makes the receiver useless in a home theater

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

HDMI to Zone 2 speakers is analog only

 

I got an STR-DN1050 based upon Sony's online documentation regarding HDMI audio output to Zone 2 with speakers and the assurances of a first-level technical support guy. HOWEVER, in fact the STR-DN1050 will NOT output an input HDMI's audio to Zone 2...

Features for the price

Zone 2 doesn't work as documented

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

JUST BUY IT!

 

I do not think you can find a more feature packed receiver with excellent sound quality in this price range. The setup was really easy and worked perfectly out of the box on the first try. Many options to configure your surround sound speaker set up....

Lot's of features, excellent sound quality, great user interface (including iPhone!), good streaming services, dual zone, compact, simple remote

Not really a "con" but 6 HDMI inputs which is fine for 95% of us.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

2 down 3rd on the way = Stay Away

 

I'm going out to buy a Denon and will try and sell the next exchange unit for a boat anchor. That's about all its good for.

They paid for shipping the bad second unit back

Purchased this unit based on several top reviews that I read in various places. I have no problem with the reviewers. I'm sure the manufacturer's have an extra QC check before those demo units go out the door. Unfortunately what is provided to the...

Apr, 2015
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