7.2-channel 4K Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver
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
Nothing here to disappoint
The STRDN1040 is a truly amazing AV receiver/amplifier that leaves nothing to disappoint. It can up convert signals from older equipment to HDMI if you need it and can even allow HDMI signals to "pass through" if you want to leave the amp off and just pass through your AV signal directly to your TV. I bought this at the same time as a Sony LED 50" Bravia and couldn't be happier with everything offered in this amplifier. It has 7 HDMI inputs yet still offers analog RCA and component inputs if you need it. Also the built in WI-FI is a plus for connecting to other sources of media, and the menu is high quality like something you would expect from Sony, not some cheap pixelated menu. Too much to list about this amp... enjoy it!
September 23, 2013