Sony® STR-DN1020 3D Surround Sound AV Receiver
Good mid-range receiver with 3D
For the price, its definintely worth it. The Rx has a lot of features, that need to be understood a bit for it to be used correctly and for the best effect. Once configured correctly, it does a pretty good job and delivers a clear, crisp, strong sound. The Sync features/ARC, with Sony BraviaTV, works well.
If SOny could provide a PS3 style GUI upgrade in the near future (as this device is network connected), i'll probably give it 4.5 stars :)
March 16, 2012
Superior electronics at budget pricing from Sony.
I've read other reviewers statements about the GUI interface and other streaming inefficiencies; however, this is the perfect receiver IMHO, I stream Amazon Prime Videos perfectly and that's my only need to go on the internet for any content , I do not need Netflix, Hulu, Slacker, Pandora or any thing else so I cannot comment on the connectivity. The sound quality is far superior to anything I've heard in my budget, I use Martin Logan Motion 12 for my front pair with the Motion 10's for the rear, I have an old Polk center speaker and use a BIC rear firing 12" sub-woofer. The Auto calibrating of the speakers was simple and the result was 100% pleasing from my listening/viewing position. I have the Bravia 46" HX929 and the Sony 780 3D DVD player. I can again strongly affirm that as an Audio/Video performer, this is the ultimate AV Receiver IMHO.
February 2, 2012
Great Reciever for the price
Ive had this for a couple months now. Sony recievers are the only brand i will buy and have always been impressed. As with this one I am impressed especially for the price. It has tons of features. But on the other hand Im very disapointed in the GUI set up. Looks like an atari program. Its horrible!!! I hope sony can fix this issue. I own many other sony home theater products which were cheaper than this reciever including Blu Ray player and they all look similar to the PS3. Why not this one? Other than that I am happy with my purchase but next time I might do a little more checking into GUI displays.
January 23, 2012
Decent AV receiver
This receiver works nicely with my Sony XBR bravia. I am happy with this unit overall. The sound quality is great and it produces loud sound. I wish the GUI would look a lot better and more like my TVs menu. I've had no problems this far and i recommend this unit especially to those who have newer Bravias.
January 23, 2012