Sony STR-DN1030 Receiver

7.2 Channels, 145 W/Channel, 0.09% THD - MPN: STRDN1030
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The Sony STR-DN1030 7.2-Ch. Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver affords both high performance and superb value. This powerful receiver supports 3D content and advanced A/V processing, multiple connections and a power rating of 145W per channel that means you can fill the living room with a total of 1015W of awesome audio power to bring your movies, music and video games to life. Plus, you can listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone while charging your device through the receiver's front USB input.
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Product Title Sony STR-DN1030 Receiver
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $419.00 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.2 | 20 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony STR-DN1030 Wireless Network Home Theater Receiver
4 Star Review  about.com - Sep 17, 2012

The Sony STR-DN1030 is a modestly priced home theater receiver that sounds great and provides a lot of flexibility. In addition to traditional audio processing needs, 3D pass-through and video upscaling are also included. However, this receiver also includes network and internet connectivity via either ethernet or Wifi, a well as providing built-in Apple Airplay and Bluetooth capability.

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Best AV Receiver under $500
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Aug 29, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Sony STR-DN1030 Receiver as the Best AV Receiver under $500. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best AV Receiver. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Sony STR-DN1030
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 12, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 15 expert reviews for Sony STR-DN1030 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
love it
5 Star Review   By k on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013   

It works wonderful, I can now use all my items with one receiver.

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Early impressions
3 Star Review   By rmjames007 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 27, 2013   

this is my initial impression of the new reviever. I am coming from an Onkyo Tx NR807 I like the connectivity of this unit and saale price with drew me to this unit. My initial impressions of this are maily why is the GUI so Lame. I can understand a dated look but if your gonna offer it make it least on the whole screen. I hope this gets addresed in a firm ware update. Pandora is nice but it doesnt ever show album art. Also when you switch fomr one input to another, it takes like 5 seconds. I am sure I will grow to love it but there are a few things I think sony needs to adress. Other than that. its a decent uint at a good price with a ton of features. but dont get sowed in by the features

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Early impressions
3 Star Review   By rmjames007 on Adorama - Mar 27, 2013   

this is my initial impression of the new reviever. I am coming from an Onkyo Tx NR807 I like the connectivity of this unit and saale price with drew me to this unit. My initial impressions of this are maily why is the GUI so Lame. I can understand a dated look but if your gonna offer it make it least on the whole screen. I hope this gets addresed in a firm ware update. Pandora is nice but it doesnt ever show album art. Also when you switch fomr one input to another, it takes like 5 seconds. I am sure I will grow to love it but there are a few things I think sony needs to adress. Other than that. its a decent uint at a good price with a ton of features. but dont get sowed in by the features

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great sound options,for music and movies
5 Star Review   By jamesbjunior210 on Sony - Official Store - Feb 20, 2013   

I got this receiver because it gave me the ability to stream from my iPod & iPad, it does that great. I did not know that it also had great sound effects, that was just a plus, and great for my movies. I have some receivers that cost over $1000.00 dollars, this one was half the cost and overall had better sound. My speakers are Acoustic Research, "big ones" they have never sounded better,,,thanks Sony!!

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great sound options,for music and movies
5 Star Review   By jamesbjunior210 on Adorama - Feb 20, 2013   

I got this receiver because it gave me the ability to stream from my iPod & iPad, it does that great. I did not know that it also had great sound effects, that was just a plus, and great for my movies. I have some receivers that cost over $1000.00 dollars, this one was half the cost and overall had better sound. My speakers are Acoustic Research, "big ones" they have never sounded better,,,thanks Sony!!

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Pretty good
4 Star Review   By Heyzeus on Sony - Official Store - Jan 25, 2013   

This is a great receiver in every way for me except that the GUI is unbelievably awful. I cannot believe that anyone at Sony saw this and approved it. Appleheads will like to know that Airplay is not mirrored. I personally don't care about that, but it would be a great feature. SONY PLEASE UPGRADE TO A BETTER GUI-MAYBE EVEN THROUGH A SOFTWARE UPDATE PLEASE!!!!

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Pretty good
4 Star Review   By Heyzeus on Adorama - Jan 25, 2013   

This is a great receiver in every way for me except that the GUI is unbelievably awful. I cannot believe that anyone at Sony saw this and approved it. Appleheads will like to know that Airplay is not mirrored. I personally don't care about that, but it would be a great feature. SONY PLEASE UPGRADE TO A BETTER GUI-MAYBE EVEN THROUGH A SOFTWARE UPDATE PLEASE!!!!

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Great A/V
5 Star Review   By Tosun on Sony - Official Store - Jan 24, 2013   

I love this A/V. Works great with everything I have at home (PS3, cable, 2nd cable, Apple TV) + SS-F7000 speakers. If you're looking for a great sound system without spending a fortune, get this and F7000 speakers and you'll be all set. And you'll love it. As for the GUI, yes it's bad (Sony, what were you thinking when you made this GUI? Wanted to remind people how WW2 technology was?). But you won't mess with the GUI that much once you are done with the setup. And since the receiver is networked I'm sure Sony will update the GUI soon. You can get an App for iPhone to remote control the receiver. You can do anything except turn it on. Obviously the system won't talk to your iPhone when it's off. (One touch Airplay music without reaching from the remote would have been nice). I still rate the device excellent. Great device for the money.

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Great A/V
5 Star Review   By Tosun on Adorama - Jan 24, 2013   

I love this A/V. Works great with everything I have at home (PS3, cable, 2nd cable, Apple TV) + SS-F7000 speakers. If you're looking for a great sound system without spending a fortune, get this and F7000 speakers and you'll be all set. And you'll love it. As for the GUI, yes it's bad (Sony, what were you thinking when you made this GUI? Wanted to remind people how WW2 technology was?). But you won't mess with the GUI that much once you are done with the setup. And since the receiver is networked I'm sure Sony will update the GUI soon. You can get an App for iPhone to remote control the receiver. You can do anything except turn it on. Obviously the system won't talk to your iPhone when it's off. (One touch Airplay music without reaching from the remote would have been nice). I still rate the device excellent. Great device for the money.

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Not Home Theater ready.
2 Star Review   By Falcon56 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 15, 2012   

Just bought the receiver (11/11/12). I have a BDP-N460 that I wanted to connect . But this Receiver do not share internet connection. A software upgrade needed to share internet connection with other devices (i.e. TV, BDP). Until then, low rated and back to conecting my BDP, and TV to my laptop for internet access. By the way my laptop is ten years old, go figure.

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Product Details
Description
The Sony STR-DN1030 7.2-Ch. Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver affords both high performance and superb value. This powerful receiver supports 3D content and advanced A/V processing, multiple connections and a power rating of 145W per channel that means you can fill the living room with a total of 1015W of awesome audio power to bring your movies, music and video games to life. Plus, you can listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone while charging your device through the receiver's front USB input.
Summary
Product Title Sony STR-DN1030 Receiver
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $419.00 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.2 | 20 Reviews
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Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth
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Expert Reviews
Sony STR-DN1030 Wireless Network Home Theater Receiver
4 Star Review  about.com - Sep 17, 2012

The Sony STR-DN1030 is a modestly priced home theater receiver that sounds great and provides a lot of flexibility. In addition to traditional audio processing needs, 3D pass-through and video upscaling are also included. However, this receiver also includes network and internet connectivity via either ethernet or Wifi, a well as providing built-in Apple Airplay and Bluetooth capability.

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Best AV Receiver under $500
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Aug 29, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Sony STR-DN1030 Receiver as the Best AV Receiver under $500. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best AV Receiver. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Sony STR-DN1030
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 12, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 15 expert reviews for Sony STR-DN1030 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
love it
5 Star Review   By k on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013   

It works wonderful, I can now use all my items with one receiver.

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Early impressions
3 Star Review   By rmjames007 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 27, 2013   

this is my initial impression of the new reviever. I am coming from an Onkyo Tx NR807 I like the connectivity of this unit and saale price with drew me to this unit. My initial impressions of this are maily why is the GUI so Lame. I can understand a dated look but if your gonna offer it make it least on the whole screen. I hope this gets addresed in a firm ware update. Pandora is nice but it doesnt ever show album art. Also when you switch fomr one input to another, it takes like 5 seconds. I am sure I will grow to love it but there are a few things I think sony needs to adress. Other than that. its a decent uint at a good price with a ton of features. but dont get sowed in by the features

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Early impressions
3 Star Review   By rmjames007 on Adorama - Mar 27, 2013   

this is my initial impression of the new reviever. I am coming from an Onkyo Tx NR807 I like the connectivity of this unit and saale price with drew me to this unit. My initial impressions of this are maily why is the GUI so Lame. I can understand a dated look but if your gonna offer it make it least on the whole screen. I hope this gets addresed in a firm ware update. Pandora is nice but it doesnt ever show album art. Also when you switch fomr one input to another, it takes like 5 seconds. I am sure I will grow to love it but there are a few things I think sony needs to adress. Other than that. its a decent uint at a good price with a ton of features. but dont get sowed in by the features

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great sound options,for music and movies
5 Star Review   By jamesbjunior210 on Sony - Official Store - Feb 20, 2013   

I got this receiver because it gave me the ability to stream from my iPod & iPad, it does that great. I did not know that it also had great sound effects, that was just a plus, and great for my movies. I have some receivers that cost over $1000.00 dollars, this one was half the cost and overall had better sound. My speakers are Acoustic Research, "big ones" they have never sounded better,,,thanks Sony!!

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great sound options,for music and movies
5 Star Review   By jamesbjunior210 on Adorama - Feb 20, 2013   

I got this receiver because it gave me the ability to stream from my iPod & iPad, it does that great. I did not know that it also had great sound effects, that was just a plus, and great for my movies. I have some receivers that cost over $1000.00 dollars, this one was half the cost and overall had better sound. My speakers are Acoustic Research, "big ones" they have never sounded better,,,thanks Sony!!

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Pretty good
4 Star Review   By Heyzeus on Sony - Official Store - Jan 25, 2013   

This is a great receiver in every way for me except that the GUI is unbelievably awful. I cannot believe that anyone at Sony saw this and approved it. Appleheads will like to know that Airplay is not mirrored. I personally don't care about that, but it would be a great feature. SONY PLEASE UPGRADE TO A BETTER GUI-MAYBE EVEN THROUGH A SOFTWARE UPDATE PLEASE!!!!

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Pretty good
4 Star Review   By Heyzeus on Adorama - Jan 25, 2013   

This is a great receiver in every way for me except that the GUI is unbelievably awful. I cannot believe that anyone at Sony saw this and approved it. Appleheads will like to know that Airplay is not mirrored. I personally don't care about that, but it would be a great feature. SONY PLEASE UPGRADE TO A BETTER GUI-MAYBE EVEN THROUGH A SOFTWARE UPDATE PLEASE!!!!

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Great A/V
5 Star Review   By Tosun on Sony - Official Store - Jan 24, 2013   

I love this A/V. Works great with everything I have at home (PS3, cable, 2nd cable, Apple TV) + SS-F7000 speakers. If you're looking for a great sound system without spending a fortune, get this and F7000 speakers and you'll be all set. And you'll love it. As for the GUI, yes it's bad (Sony, what were you thinking when you made this GUI? Wanted to remind people how WW2 technology was?). But you won't mess with the GUI that much once you are done with the setup. And since the receiver is networked I'm sure Sony will update the GUI soon. You can get an App for iPhone to remote control the receiver. You can do anything except turn it on. Obviously the system won't talk to your iPhone when it's off. (One touch Airplay music without reaching from the remote would have been nice). I still rate the device excellent. Great device for the money.

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Great A/V
5 Star Review   By Tosun on Adorama - Jan 24, 2013   

I love this A/V. Works great with everything I have at home (PS3, cable, 2nd cable, Apple TV) + SS-F7000 speakers. If you're looking for a great sound system without spending a fortune, get this and F7000 speakers and you'll be all set. And you'll love it. As for the GUI, yes it's bad (Sony, what were you thinking when you made this GUI? Wanted to remind people how WW2 technology was?). But you won't mess with the GUI that much once you are done with the setup. And since the receiver is networked I'm sure Sony will update the GUI soon. You can get an App for iPhone to remote control the receiver. You can do anything except turn it on. Obviously the system won't talk to your iPhone when it's off. (One touch Airplay music without reaching from the remote would have been nice). I still rate the device excellent. Great device for the money.

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Not Home Theater ready.
2 Star Review   By Falcon56 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 15, 2012   

Just bought the receiver (11/11/12). I have a BDP-N460 that I wanted to connect . But this Receiver do not share internet connection. A software upgrade needed to share internet connection with other devices (i.e. TV, BDP). Until then, low rated and back to conecting my BDP, and TV to my laptop for internet access. By the way my laptop is ten years old, go figure.

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Not Home Theater ready.
2 Star Review   By Falcon56 on Adorama - Nov 15, 2012   

Just bought the receiver (11/11/12). I have a BDP-N460 that I wanted to connect . But this Receiver do not share internet connection. A software upgrade needed to share internet connection with other devices (i.e. TV, BDP). Until then, low rated and back to conecting my BDP, and TV to my laptop for internet access. By the way my laptop is ten years old, go figure.

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Sony STR-DN1030
4 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 5 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "This reciever is simply amazing. Sounds fantastic. I was worried about the HDMI swithing (on any brand) but it does fine. Takes about 5 seconds. It was a fairly simple set up just so many features that I havent made it through them all. Love the GUI interface and the sound optimizng feature works great. I have a 16x21 room with 5 Bose cube speakers and a seperate powered Yamaha subwoofer. the ceiling peaks at 25 feet and it adjusted the sound perfectly and with no base traps everything is crystal clear. "

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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99% perfect
5 Star Review   By TJa1 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 22, 2012   

everything works great. the only issue i have is i have not been able to stream from pc . airplay works internet radio works. my pc finds the device, but the device can not find my pc. window 7 newer hp laptop. media player 12 not premium edtion though?

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Terrible GUI Display; Cheap Speaker Connections
2 Star Review   By OlneyMd on Sony - Official Store - Sep 4, 2012   

So, far I'm not impressed with the ease of setting up this receiver. Specifically, the GUI display on the TV is a random feature at best. Sometimes it displays, and other times, nothing. I can almost accept the fact that the display is primitive - based I can not accept that it will not consistently display. And I have a Sony Bravia TV, Sony Blu-Ray, etc. So it's not a compatibility issue. Also, the speaker terminal connections are CHEAP, and somewhat difficult to use. If you're buying this receiver and want to use the GUI display alot (ie Pandora)......forget it. You will be so frustrated with the 1980's like display that you'll use a IPOD with Pandora instead. The only consolidation is that the receiver can be software updated, so Sony has a chance to update this GUI mess and provide a 2012 experience. Sorry to be so negative, but I am really disappointed.

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It's OK...
4 Star Review   By BigRog on Sony - Official Store - Jul 31, 2012   

I upgraded my system for HDMI switching but the new unit did not have enough audio input ports. I have all SONY components (Tape, 100 CD Changer, Phono) but there is not enough audio inputs on this system. The old Audio Switcher was reused and it added additional Bass and Treble as a pre-amp.

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Best receiver I have owned to date!
4 Star Review   By toddjustice on Sony - Official Store - Jul 25, 2012   

All in all I truly believe this is the best receiver I have owned to date. I am not an "iFreak" so I was waiting for an affordable receiver that would play via bluetooth from my Android phone. I am also very impressed with the ability to stream Pandora directly (even though my DirecTV receiver does the same). And who can argue with 4 HDMI inputs? I just installed it two hours ago and I am in love with it. The only thing that I am not thoroughly impressed with is the GUI (which is why I took away 1 star). I also have a Sony TV and the GUI on the TV feels like the GUI on the PS3, but not this. It is mostly just text, no fancy, impressive graphics. I am hoping this is cured in a software update. With that being said, overall I am very impressed with this receiver and would definitely recommend this to a friend!

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GUI doesn't display
1 Star Review   By wizzard90 on Sony - Official Store - Jul 13, 2012   

Just came in today after preorder on Amazon. I cannot get the GUI to display on the TV, even though DVD and Cable box displays perfectly. I am using the component cables. I did not try HDMI yet. This gets 1 start until I can fix this.

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