Rated 5 out of 5 by Rory Excellent Product deserving the Good Reviews
I had problems during setting up which I would like to share.
1. The box in which the unit came stated "4K TV required". I waited a week after purchase before opening the box trying to find out if it worked with a regular HD TV in case I needed to return it. It does of course work with a regular HD TV.
2. I connected my Blu-ray player to the BD HDMI input. Inexplicably after a few weeks I could no longer hear DVDs through the speakers connected to the unit unless I also turned on the TV. I solved the problem by connecting the player to the SAT/CATV HDMI input instead.
3. I would appreciate information in the Operating Instructions about connecting a computer via HDMI. What should have been a simple task caused hours of anguish. The HDMI cable I had used without any problems with my previous receiver did not work properly. By chance I used a different HDMI cable and everything was perfect. If a specific type of HDMI cable is needed, it would be helpful to have the specifications in the Instructions. I use the BD HDMI input for my computer connection.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beluga As advertised
I love this receiver! It takes a while to get through the set up but exploring and experimenting with the on screen menus is fun. I love that it connects so easily to my iphone to play music on Spotify, the TV does not have to be on for that. I programmed my Dish remopte to handle most of the basic functions of the Sony remote too.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pageone69 The STR-DN840 A/V Receiver that has it all!!!
First things first, I did a lot of research before purchasing this receiver. With all the rave reviews this product received it was a no brainer for me. Setup is easy and the sound quality is unmistakably the best I have heard for this price.
I am using this as a 7.1 system, the system includes the following:
2 - JBL - Studio 530 - Front Right and Left
1 - JBL - Studio 520C - Center Speaker
2 - JBL - Studio 530 - Surrounds
2 - JBL Studio 210 - Back Left and Right
1 - Rythmik Audio - FV15HP
This receiver includes:
6 - HDMI Inputs
AND MUCH MORE!!
When I initially received this product my sound during normal television (through satellite) viewing would cut out at times, so needless to say it was a little frustrating. Sony updated the software recently and now it seems to have disappeared, to say now that I am totally enthusiastic about this receiver is an understatement.
In short this is an excellent receiver for the price range and would recommend this to anyone who likes getting a lot for a little.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheManAgain Awesome Receiver
Made the music-loving wife happy. WIFI and Bluetooth are fantastic! Wizards enable a quick setup and everything worked as advertised. My non-tech savy wife loves it.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jd6martin Awesome!
Great equipment for the price!!!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiburon Pretty Good
This receiver may not be the top of the line but it sure has all the features that I was mostly interested in and it performs great! Would definitely recommend it.... :)
September 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by bigkahunaorleans Horrible Product
Now I know why they say: Sony the one and only. Because once you purchase this garbabge you will never purchase another Sony Product because its your one and only.
I have always wanted to purchase a Sony Product, you know you hear so many people that spew the Hype of Sony. However, this is a horrible device. After just a few weeks this unit kept going into Protection Mode. I contacted Sony service for help. They were utterly useless. I have brand new speakers, brand new wiring. They insist it is the wiring. Well lo and behold I switched this unit with a Denon unit with a friend. Guess what The Denon unit was rock steady for over 3 weeks while the Sony unit was at my friends he kept getting the Protection mode shut down.
I contacted Sony again within the warranty period. I want my money back.
I have already purchased and received my Great New Denon unit. Which by the way has a much easier UI, much easier to set up and the sound is incredible. Head and Shoulders above what this unit ever could sound like.
Now Sony wants to repair this unit which means I will be without my sound system for over a month. This is unacceptable. So that is the reason for purchasing my Denon Unit. So Yes I will be sending it in for Repair and I will sell this unit on EBAY for whatever I can get so the next person can also know that Sony is overpriced and way way way over valued.
I will never ever ever purchase another Sony product so yeah it is my One and Only Sony.
November 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mechwarriordaddy absolutely hideous
This piece of equipment comes with a 126 page manual. That should be the first clue. Operating this unit is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. If you want to change the balance on a simple two speaker set up, you will spend half an hour with the manual trying to figure out how. This equipment is not for anyone who wants to be able to turn on a unit and make minor adjustments. You have to be a glutton for punishment to wade through the poorly phrased English on 126 pages to do anything. Also, it is capable of blowing out your speakers entirely if you make a mistake with the settings. The tuner is nothing special, as well. I am so sorry I bought this thing. If you want something useable by you and your family forget this receiver. The only thing you will receive is grief.
May 24, 2014