7.2-channel 4K Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver
HDCP Issues - STAY AWAY!!!
I would have given this amp a 5 star review simply because you can't beat the value for all of its features and connectivity options.
The problem is that I bought this amp to switch my HDMI devices and get nothing but HDCP handshake issues from my sat/catv box. Just about every box out there has the same issue with this amp. The Sony support forum is full of people with the same problem.
Perhaps a future firmware update will address the issue and I will increase my rating but until that happens, I would recommend spending the extra money and going with a higher model that isn't prone to HDCP issues.
December 7, 2013
Great while it lasted
Was in love with the receiver until it upgraded the software, then nothing worked correctly. Finally after sending it in to Sony for repair, had to replace it with a different brand. Was not happy but already spent the money and store would not refund only substitute the item. Maybe I will get a Sony next year.................
November 14, 2013
Over 35 years of home audio and it took Sony to get it right!!!! This receiver can be Bi-amped and with my Polk towers, I need it. I love the ease of use and the many features. The look, though not delicate, is very appealing and brawny looking. The one thing I hate about not only this receiver but almost all receivers built today is the power ratings. This one says its rating at 165 watts, more like 85-90@ 8ohms...Why do these companies do this? The standard for years was 8ohms, now it is 4-6ohms and apparently distortion ratings mean nothing anymore. Besides this complaint, I have nothing bad to say about the 1040 and would recommend it to anyone
October 4, 2013
Good device - what I was expecting
After using my receiver for almost 2 months, I can say that it is a good device. The sound quality is what i was expecting and it integrates well with the other Sony products I own, thanks to Bravia sync. It is feature pack and everyone of them so far works as promised by Sony.
On the negative side the remote control should be simplified as it is too complicated for most people. The worst part is the iOS app. It is terrible and needs tons of improvements. It is currently at version 2.2 and I was expecting something more stable. In fact it hardly does anything it is suppose to do. I can only hope that it is a work in progress. For now the app is not even worth trying.
October 1, 2013