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Sony STR-DN1040

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi® and Apple AirPlay®

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Our take on the Sony STR-DN1040

by David Brown
Sony

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

Get ready to play

Versatility is the key to any good home theater receiver. Just how much can it do? With the Sony STR-DN1040, the question should be, "What doesn't it do?" With built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, loads of connections for all your equipment, 4K pass-through and upscaling, and multi-room capability, you'll stay busy exploring this receiver's many features — and have a ball doing it.

Covering all the bases for streaming music

The 'DN1040 makes it easy to enjoy streaming music through your stereo or surround sound speakers. It starts with built-in Wi-Fi, so you can get connected to your home network without a wired connection to your router. Once you're networked, you can stream music from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iTunes® on your computer with Apple AirPlay. Not an Apple user? Then stream over Bluetooth from your compatible smartphone or tablet. Or pull music from that networked PC in your basement or office. Even without supplying your own tunes, you can listen to free Internet radio from Pandora®, Slacker, and vTuner on your receiver. Or you can plug your smartphone or tablet into one of the two front-panel ports — USB for Apple devices, and a special HDMI input for MHL-compatible Android™ devices.

Add bounce to movie soundtracks

Of course, the 'DN1040 is much more than the sum of its impressive streaming options. It's a powerful home theater receiver capable of driving a 7-channel surround sound system. Movie soundtracks will explode with realism, especially if you connect "surround back" or "front height" speakers to bring a more theater-like experience into your living room. Looking for a little more low-end rumble for your large room? A second subwoofer preamp output lets you add an extra sub, so movie sound effects will make you jump out of your seat. With 8 HDMI inputs, all the latest Dolby and DTS decoding, and plenty of digital and analog audio inputs, the 'DN1040 has all you need to get the most out of your speakers, HDTV, and all your music and movie sources.

Hit the ground running with Sony's setup wizard

It's easy to get the STR-DN1040 connected and running so you can start enjoying movies and music. The on-screen guide and setup wizard will walk you through the steps, including Sony's automatic speaker calibration system. Just plug in the included microphone and let the receiver configure your speakers for accurate, balanced sound customized for your room. Once you're all hooked up and connected to your wireless network, be sure to download Sony's Media Remote app for your smartphone or tablet. It's the easiest way to control your receiver's most important features with touchscreen simplicity. Also try Sony's Network Audio Remote app for quick access to your digital music files.

Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 100 watts per channel into 6 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
    • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for easy, accurate speaker setup
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for free Pandora, Slacker, and vTuner Internet radio (subscription required for some services)
    • built-in Wi-Fi for wireless connection to a home network
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • DLNA certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via a compatible Sony USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • front-panel MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones and tablets
    • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • line-level stereo audio output for 2nd zone
      • using line-level Zone 2 output requires the use of separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • only analog sources can be output to Zone 2
    Connections:
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 out
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from an iPod, iPhone, or a compatible Sony USB device
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
    • "Surround Back" speaker outputs can be used as Front Height, Front B, or for bi-amping compatible Front A speakers
    • remote (IR) input/output
    • full-sized headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through with 4K upscaling
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • free Sony Media Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • free Sony Network Audio Remote app lets you stream music stored on your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet wirelessly to the receiver (not compatible with devices running Android 4.4; Sony is working on a solution to this problem)
    • BRAVIA™ Sync for one-remote operation with compatible Sony components
    • setup wizard walks you through initial connections and settings
    • convenient on-screen display (via HDMI only)
    • 60 AM/FM presets
    • remote control
    • 17"W x 6-13/16"H x 13"D
    • weight: 22.05 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
     

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Number Of Channels
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    7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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    100
    THD in Stereo
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    0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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    20-20,000 Hz
    FM Sensitivity
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    Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner
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    No
    On-Screen Display
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    Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration
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    Advanced DCAC
    HDMI Standby Pass-through
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    Yes
    Composite Video Conversion
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    From Composite to HDMI
    S-Video Conversion
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    No
    Component Video Conversion
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    From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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    Yes
    Internet-ready
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    Yes
    Apple AirPlay
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    Built in
    App Remote Control
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    Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible
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    Built-in
    USB port for iPod/iPhone
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    Yes
    DLNA Certified
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    Audio
    Multibrand Remote Control
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    Yes
    Learning Remote
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    LCD Remote
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    Width (inches)
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    17
    Height (inches)
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    6-3/4
    Depth (inches)
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    13-1/2
    Weight (pounds)
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    22.05
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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    Yes
    Multi-room Video
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    No
    Multi-room HDMI Output
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    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital
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    DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    DTS
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    DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input
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    No
    Audio-Video Inputs
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    8
    Audio-only Inputs
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    1
    S-Video Inputs
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    None
    S-Video Outputs
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    S-Video Monitor Outputs
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    Component Video Inputs
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    Component Video Monitor Outputs
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    1
    Optical Digital Inputs
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    2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs
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    1
    Optical Digital Outputs
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    None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs
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    HDMI Inputs
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    8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs
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    2
    Subwoofer Outputs
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    2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input
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    Multi-channel Preamp Output
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    Main Speaker Output Pairs
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    1
    Main Speaker Terminals
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    Ethernet Port
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    1
    USB Connections
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    Removable Power Cord
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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RM-AAP102)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Automatic calibration microphone (ECM-AC2)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (w/ attached slip-on "F" connector)
    • Operating Instructions
    • Quick Setup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Warranty sheet
    • Canada Warranty sheet
    • On-line registration sheet

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    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Section

    Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DN1040 AV receiver is equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 100 watts (into 6-ohms, at 20-20khz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's Surround Back/Front Height amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

    • Surround Back: Allows you to enjoy high-fidelity reproduction of Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD (High-Resolution Audio or Master Audio) with 7.1 channel surround, using the Surround Back speaker channels.
    • Front Height: You can enjoy vertical sound effects if you connect two additional Front-Height speakers in Dolby Pro Logic IIz mode. No Surround Back speakers in this configuration.
    • B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.1ch speaker system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height amp channels as a Speaker B output, allowing you to place a pair of speakers in another room of the house. Speaker B can be played at the same time of Speaker A, or by itself. Speaker B uses the same volume control and source input as Speaker A.
    • Front Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround Back/Front Height at all, you can connect them to your front speakers using a bi-amplifier connection (if applicable). This provides even better sound quality from your front speakers. Your home theater setup will be limited to 5.1ch.

    Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) w/ A.P.M (Automatic Phase Matching): The Sony STR-DN1040 is equipped with Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration Technology which uses the included microphone to automatically check the speaker connections, adjust the speaker output levels, calculate the distance from each speaker to the listening position, check for phase, and distinguish frequency characteristics of each speaker. The microphone has an 15' cord attached that plugs into the microphone input on front of the receiver. You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker settings.

    Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) Mode: The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows you to listen to high fidelity sound and select the decoding mode for listening to a 2-channel stereo sound as multi-channel. You can set the A.F.D. mode to Auto or Multi Stereo.

    • A.F.D. Auto: Presets the sound as it was recorded/encoded without adding any surround effects.
    • Multi Stereo: Outputs 2-channel left/right signals from all speakers.

    Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic: The Sony STR-DN1040 AV receiver features Dolby Digital and DTS-HD decoding, as well as offers Dolby Pro Logic audio processing.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V preamplifier via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the AV receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD D.C.S): HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S.) is Sony's new innovative home theater technology using the latest acoustic and digital signal processing technologies. It is based on precise response measurement data of a mastering studio. With this mode, you are able to enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies at home with not only the high quality of sound, but also the best sound ambience, just as the movie's sound engineer intended in the mastering process. You can choose from four HD-D.C.S movie modes (Dynamic, Theater, Studio, or Sport) and six music modes (Berlin P.Hall, Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Jazz Club, Live Concert, or Portable Audio).

    Direct Modes: The Sony AV receiver offers two Direct audio modes for higher fidelity sound.

    • Analog Direct: The receiver's Analog Direct mode outputs audio from only the front left and right speakers without any tone or DSP processing; only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active.
    • Pure Direct: To further enhance sound quality, the receiver's Pure Direct mode not only bypasses the tone and DSP processing, but also turns off the front-panel display to suppress any noise which may affect sound quality.

    Headphone Modes: The receiver offers two distinct headphone sound modes.

    • HP 2CH: Sets the receiver to power only the front left and right speakers, no surround and no subwoofer. Two channel sources bypass the sound field processing and multi channel sources are down-mixed to 2 channels.
    • HP Direct: Amplifies the source without any processing, only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active.

    Advanced Audio Settings: These advanced audio settings allow you to tailor the sound to your source content, listening conditions, and your personal preferences.

    • Equalizer: You can adjust the tonal quality (bass & treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB, in 1dB steps.
    • D.L.L. (Digital Legato Linear): The Digital Legato Linear function is a Sony proprietary technology that allows low quality digital audio signals and analog audio signal to be played back with high quality sound.
    • Sound Optimizer: The Sound Optimizer lets you enjoy clear and dynamic sound at low volume levels. It automatically calibrates the sound which cannot be heard well when you turn down the volume level. After Auto Calibration is performed, the sound level is optimized to suit your environment.
    • Dynamic Range Compressor: This feature allows you to compress the dynamic range of the sound track. You can select standard or maximum compression, or off (only works with Dolby Digital sources).
    • Auto Volume: Auto Volume adjust the volume automatically depending on the input signal or content from the connected equipment. This function is useful, for example, when the sound of a commercial is louder than the TV programs.
    • Center Lift Up: By using front high speakers, you can lift up the sounds of the center speaker to an appropriate height on the screen, allowing you to enjoy a more natural representation.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1040 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital Inputs: The receiver has two optical digital inputs and one coaxial digital inputs (all assignable). You can choose auto decoding or PCM for the digital audio inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel.
    • Speaker Outputs: The receiver is equipped with binding post terminals for all speaker channels. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single only). Use speakers with a 6- to 16-ohm impedance.
    • Dual Sub Outputs: The AV receiver is fitted with two subwoofer preamp outputs to connect dual powered subs.
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted. No sound is output from the headphones when an iPod or iPhone is connected to the receiver.

    Video Section

    8 HDMI Inputs/2 HDMI Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1040 is equipped with eight HDMI v.1.4 inputs (7 rear/1 front) for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video component; such as your satellite/cable receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, and game system. The receiver also allows you to connect all of your devices to up to two TVs with HDMI, via its dual HDMI monitor outputs; reducing cable clutter. The dual HDMI outputs will simultaneously output the same audio/video signal to the two TVs. The receiver's HDMI v.1.4 jacks are compatible with 1080p/24Hz and 4K video, 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.

    • 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Sony STR-DN1040 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
    • 3D-Ready: The Sony STR-DN1040 is compatible with 3D-ready Blu-ray disc movies, video games, and other 3D content through its HDMI (v.1.4) connections. 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D accessories may also be needed.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Sony AV receiver also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • A/V Sync: The audio output can be delayed so that the time gap between the audio output and the visual display is minimized. This is especially helpful when you are using a large LCD or plasma TV or a projection TV. When activated, the delay can be adjusted from 0-300 ms or set to Auto.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    MHL Compatible Front-Panel HDMI: The receiver's front-panel HDMI input is MHL compatible, which provides direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver will also charge your connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control.

    HDMI Upconvert/Upscale (4K): The Sony AV receiver's HDMI upconvert/upscale function improves image quality of non-4K sources to ultra-HD. Analog connected device signals (component/composite) are converted to digital, upscaled to 4K, and output via HDMI, making one cable connection from the receiver to your TV possible. 1080p HDMI input video signals are also upscaled to 4K.

    24p True Cinema Mode: The 24p True Cinema Mode allows you to watch movies at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player.

    HDMI Standby Pass-Through: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through feature conveniently allows you to access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.

    HDMI Preview: This feature provides a live picture-in-picture preview on your HDMI-connected TV of HDMI inputs connected to the receiver. HDMI Preview is not compatible with 4K and 3D video signals.

    Analog Video Inputs: The Sony STR-DN1040 features 2 component video inputs and a component video monitor output. These jacks feature an 80 MHz bandwidth, making them capable of passing high-definition video signals (up to 1080i). The receiver is also fitted with two analog composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. The composite video jacks support 480i video signals only.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony STR-DN1040 AV receiver features a rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45) port and built-in WiFi that allow you to connect the receiver to your home network via a hardwired or wireless connection. By connecting the AV receiver to your home network you are able to stream select Internet Radio services and audio files stored on your window-based PC to your home audio system. The Sony AV receiver offers an on-screen setup wizard to configure the receiver to your home's network. The following system environment is required to use the network function of this receiver.

    • Broadband Line Connection: A Broadband line connection to the Internet is required in order to listen to select online music services and to use the software update function of the receiver.
    • Modem: This is the device that is connected to the broadband line to communicate with the Internet. Some of these devices are integrated with the router.
    • Router: Use a router compatible with 100 Mbps or greater transmission speed to enjoy content on your home network. 802.11 b/g compatible wireless router for WiFi connection.
    • LAN Cable (CAT5): A LAN cable (CAT5) is required for hardwired connection.

    DLNA Certified Media Player: By connecting the Sony STR-DN1040 to your home's network, you can listen to music stored on your DLNA compliant PC through your home's entertainment system. The Sony STR-DN1040's media player function supports Windows-based PCs only. If you have a Windows 7/8-based computer, use the Windows Media Player 12 bundled with Windows 7/8. If you have a Windows XP or Windows Vista-based computer, install Windows Media Player 11 software. The receiver supports the following media files.

    Audio Format Conditions
    MP3 Sampling Rate: 32-48 kHz
    Bit Rate: 32-320 kbps
    WMA Sampling Rate: 8-48 kHz
    Bit Rate: 40-320 kbps
    AAC Sampling Rate: 8-48 kHz
    Bit Rate: 16-320 kbps
    WAV (LPCM) Sampling Rate: 8-192 kHz,
    Quantization: 16-bit, 24-bit
    FLAC Sampling Rate: 8-192 kHz,
    Quantization: 16-bit, 24-bit

    Party Streaming: You can play music in other rooms simultaneously by connecting Sony products which are compatible with DLNA and the Party Streaming function.

    Music Services: You can listen to select music services offered on the internet with this receiver. You'll be able to enjoy some of the web's most popular internet radio services; vTuner, Music Unlimited, Pandora, and Slacker (as of 5/30/2013). The STR-DN1040 will display station name and program-related information on your TV, via the receiver's on-screen menu (HDMI only). You can store up to 20 of your favorite internet radio stations.

    Online Music Services Description
    vTuner The Sony A/V Receiver uses the free online vTuner service to allow easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Local Stations, Location, Genre, New Stations, Recently Played Stations, Popular Stations, Editor's Pick, and Favorites.
    Music Unlimited Music Unlimited offers you unlimited access to millions of songs from every major label. Forget syncing MP3 files across multiple devices; simply connect to the cloud to instantly experience the music you love anytime, anyplace. Enjoy timeless favorites or dare to try something new; all without paying for each track or album.
    Pandora Free, personalized internet radio playing only music you love. Pandora brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living room. Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just for you. Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your tastes and adapts stations to your feedback on the spot.
    Slacker Slacker is a free personalized radio service with millions of songs from thousands of artists. Simply select your favorite type of music from one of over 120 expert-programmed genre stations. As you listen, give feedback and the station becomes personalized just for you.
    Note: Broadband Internet connection required. Audio quality will vary and is dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Select content provided subject to change. Premium content may require additional fees, a subscription, and/or PC registration.

    AM/FM Tuner: The STR-DN1040 has 30 presets each for AM and FM for a total of 60. In addition to preset and auto tuning, stations can be tuned directly by frequency. Each preset station can be given an 8 character name.

    Software Update: By downloading the latest version of software from Sony, you can take advantage of the newest functions. The receiver accesses the Sony server to update the software through its hardwired network connection. The AV receiver tested featured software version s9327.1001.0 (as of 5/30/2013). Visit the Sony eSuport website for the latest software updates.

    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration

    Sony Compatible USB Port: Sony has verified compatibility with select Sony USB devices. Specific Walkman, MicroVault, and digital voice recorders can be connected to the receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) port. The Sony USB device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 and you can playback the following music files; MP3 (32-320kbps; VBR), WMA (40-320kbps; VBR), AAC (16-320kbps; VBR), WAV(16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), and FLAC (16/24-bit; 8-192kHz). The receiver can recognize up to 256 folders and 256 audio files in each folder, per device. You are able to control Play/Pause/Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip Previous/Next), and Folder (up/down) functions of your connected Sony USB device.

    Note: See page 49 of the AV receiver's Operating Instructions for compatible Sony USB devices. Other USB devices are compatible, but have not been individually tested.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony STR-DN1040 features built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Sony receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver or connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info. Up to 9 devices can be paired with the Sony AV receiver (only one can be used at a time).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony receiver.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The STR-DN1040 AV receiver supports iPod, iPhone, and iPad connectivity via its front-panel USB port and HDMI input, as well as built-in AirPlay.

    • AirPlay Technology: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Sony STR-DN1040, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free Remote app onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via the Sony receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI). To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
    • USB Direct: The Sony STR-DN1040 supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your compatible Apple device by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. You also have access to Repeat (One/All/Off) and Shuffle (Songs/Albums/Off) functions. The receiver offers limited control (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of music apps on your iPod/iPhone.Song/artist information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI. Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.
    • Front-Panel HDMI: You can also view video from stored movies and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini to the AV receiver. Use the Apple Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI, sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI input, video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Sony STR-DN1040 is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/24/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB AirPlay Bluetooth Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen GUI (via HDMI): You can display the receiver's on-screen GUI on your HDMI connected TV screen and select the function you want to use from the on-screen GUII using the included IR remote control. You can easily access and manage your input devices and settings with this intuitive "activity based" on-screen GUI. The STR-DN1040's on-screen, set-up wizard will take you through everything you need to create and control your home theater experience. If your TV is connected to the composite or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    Zone 2: In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using the receiver's Zone 2 Line Output. By using the Zone 2 line-level outputs on the Sony STR-DN1040, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier, allowing you to still listen to 7.1ch surround in the main room and 2ch stereo playback of a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of the secondary zone is controlled by your Zone 2's integrated amplifier.

    • Compatible Zone Sources: Only Tuner and Analog input sources are processed through Zone 2. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for your main room and Zone 2.
    • Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital, HDMI, Network, USB, AirPlay, Bluetooth, and video sources are not output to Zone 2.

    Input Naming: You can enter a name of up to 8 characters for each of the receiver's inputs (except Tuner) and display the name on its display. This is convenient for labeling the jacks with the names of your connected components.

    Input Mode: When you connect components to both digital and analog audio input jacks on the receiver, you can fix the audio input mode to either of them, or switch from one to the other, depending on the type of material you intend to watch.

    Keyword Search: You can type in a keyword to search for music stored on your network PC or available from the included network apps. Simply enter in the song or artist name.

    Sleep Timer: The unit may be set to automatically turn off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

    Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the display in 3 steps - Dim Max, Dim Mid, and Dim Off.

    Auto Standby: Auto Standby lets you set the receiver switch to standby mode automatically after 20 minutes when you do not operate the receiver or when there is no signal input to the receiver.

    Remote Control

    Multibrand Remote: The supplied IR remote is pre-coded to control this Sony receiver, Sony TVs, Sony CD players, Sony DVD players and recorders, and Sony Blu-ray disc players and recorders. You can also program this remote to control non-Sony audio/video components.

    Bravia Theater Sync: Sony's Bravia Theater Sync feature allows you to easily manage select BRAVIA televisions and Sony HDMI audio and video components with a single remote. By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the HDMI Control function with a HDMI cable, operation is simplified in the following ways:

    • One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such as a DVD/Blu-ray Disc Player, the receiver and the TV are turned on automatically and switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
    • System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can select to output the sound from the TV speaker or the speakers connected to the receiver.
    • System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the receiver and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
    • Home Theater Control: You can switch an input of the receiver or switch soundfields by using your Sony TV's remote control.

    Remote App Control: Download Sony's free Media Remote and Network Audio Remote apps from the iTunes or Google play app stores and use your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to control volume, inputs and receiver function with the Media Remote app; and control your network music with the Network Audio Remote app.

    Note: The Media & Network Audio Remote apps require that the Sony AV receiver and your Apple iOS, Android, or Sony remote device be connected to the same wireless network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).

    IR In/Out: The Sony AV receiver is equipped with a 3.5mm IR input/output which accepts IR repeater systems, enabling you to operate components connected to the receiver behind a closed door or controlling the receiver's Zone 2.

     
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    2 out of 5

    Didn't work out

    Written By Darin, Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    After reading reviews on this receiver I was excited to get it on sale. The on screen menu is very nice and speaker calibration was easy. Have had nothing but network problems with this unit and Airplay only works for about 30 seconds. Did an update and after 4 hours of watching unit flash updating I finally unplugged to reset. It continued flashing update for 15 minutes or so to finally complete. Overall very glitchy receiver. I think we got a lemon and unfortunately it is going back. Prior to the sale I was leaning heavily towards the Onkyo and that is the way we going. Crutchfield's customer service and tech support has been awesome with suggestions and walking us through everything.
    Pros:
    Nice screen menu Easy speaker calibration
    Cons:
    Confusing remote Network connection sporadic Airplay doesn't work with an all Apple product network
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR DN 1040

    Written By Sony receiver, Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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    was very easy to install. seems like my tv has a better picture now.
    Pros:
    easy to install. a dummy can do it
    Cons:
    heavy
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver

    Written By Sammag, Lake St. Louis on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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    Great receiver for the money. Tons of features. Lots of inputs and outputs. Solid build.
    Pros:
    Lots of inputs. GUI is awesome. 4k pass thru
    Cons:
    None yet
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By BrianW., West Liberty, Ky on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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    This receiver is a great unit. Has everything you could want for a 7.2 setup. Automatic speaker calibration, Bluetooth, connection to wi-fi. I have my entire hope PC library at my fingertips with this receiver. Would recommend this to anyone wanting to upgrade their system to a 7.2 audio setup, and its ready for the 4K invasion.
    Pros:
    Plenty of power with 4k ready features.
    Cons:
    None
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    3 out of 5

    Hoping 3rd time's a charm

    Written By Erica, Fort Collins, CO on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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    Sound is good, setup is easy. After an hour on the phone with Crutchfield's wonderful tech support, we found I had a defective receiver (ARC was not working). Received a replacement very quickly. Second one is buzzing when plugged in even with nothing hooked up to it and the power off. Waiting for the 3rd one now.
    Pros:
    Easy set up.
    Cons:
    Large footprint, two defective ones so far.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great, but...

    Written By Falcon307, Southern California on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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    I am very pleased with the performance of the STR-DN1040, but: 1) Like way too many others, I have experienced several HDMI-HDCP "handshake" issues. Once with my Samsung BD-F5900 Blu-ray player, and once trying to play an HBO program from my DirecTV DVR. Both times I was able to overcome the problem by unplugging the Sony AV Receiver. Firmware is the most recent s9327.1074.0 dated 09-13. TV is Panasonic Viera plasma TC-P65VT60. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this does not become more frequent.

    2) I prefer to use the Netflix app on my TV rather than my Blu-ray. I would also prefer to use HDMI ARC for the audio from my TV when watching Netflix. But for ARC to work, Sony's "Bravia" CEC must be turned on. Bravia then tries to "take over" my system, turning components on and off incorrectly. (I use a Logitech Harmony remote.) Therefore, I have Bravia off and use optical for audio from my TV to the Receiver.
    Cons:
    I wish that the STR-DN1040 had a switched AC outlet for my powered subwoofer so the sub would be off when the receiver is off. My old AV receiver had this feature, but I have not seen it on any receiver available in this price range.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    As advertised

    Written By Frank, Wallkill,NY on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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    Does everything as advertised. Great sound.
    Pros:
    Read the instruction and it will be easy to connect and operate. Great system sound. Great separation of channels.
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    4 out of 5

    STR-DN1040

    Written By JohnD, Louisville, Ky on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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    Outstanding sound. Easy to set up. Multiple inputs for many external devices.
    1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia on Monday, February 17, 2014
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    Replaced a 13-year-old Harmon Kardon receiver with this so the differences were immediately noticeable for me. That said, the receiver was easy to set up, sounds great and meeting all my expectations.
    Pros:
    Great receiver for the money: Built in Wifi is fantastic, speaker setup is simple and pretty accurate without tweaks, Airplay, nice GUI
    Cons:
    Remote is not user friendly for non-AV people
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By MikeJ, Kennett Square, PA on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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    Very good value for the money - system sounds great and has some very nice features
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    3 out of 5

    AV Receiver Has Issues

    Written By Chalupadrop, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, February 10, 2014
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    This receiver is everything I need in an AV receiver. I bought it after seeing positive reviews on the internet showing its extensive connectivity ability, multiple HDMI inputs etc. I have had the receiver for two weeks and everything worked fine until yesterday. The receiver has known issues passing the video from an HDMI input from the cable TV box to the HDMI out to the TV. I only found this out after looking at the Sony website. Many people are having the same problem and Sony is either blaming it on your TV or saying they are working on a solution. Today, the video from the Cable TV box is working again. Crutchfied techs recommend getting either a Yamaha or Denon receiver to avoid the problems with the Sony. I will keep it a few more days to see if it does not fail again. If it does, will be returning to Crutchfield for another brand. Note that the receiver is great WHEN IT IS WORKING. All other functions are very good. I would recommend steering clear of this receiver until you see reviews online showing that the video issues have been resolved.
    Pros:
    Great connectivity through WiFi, Bluetooth, airplay etc. Very good audio. Good graphical user interface for setting up and controlling the receiver.
    Cons:
    Known problem with connectivity to cable TV boxes. Video out is a flickering scrambled picture. Sony has issued one software update but has not resolved the problem
    9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By Fredb, Copperas Cove Tx on Monday, February 03, 2014
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    This receiver is very nice. The built in wifi and Bluetooth is very good. The receiver has plenty of HDMI's and plenty of other hook ups. Airplay works fine too. The only complain I have with this receiver is the poor ipad control apps. There are three in all and none of them are any good in its self. You have tvsideview, AudioRemote, MediaRemote, all made by sony and neither controls the receiver very good and none of them will control everything like I would work it to. Having add a pioneer vsx-1021 and the controlAV2 app that control the receiver totally, I miss that with this one. You have to turn on the tv and use the provided remote to control it properly. Other than that it is a real nice receiver. It also runs a little hot!
    Pros:
    8 HDMI Built in Bluetooth Built in wifi Airplay
    Cons:
    Remote Apps Run a little warm
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    "Hidden" features

    Written By RonT from Colorado, Estes Park, CO on Sunday, February 02, 2014
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    The 1040 was a Christmas gift to ourselves, and this gift keeps on giving. Our first AV receiver, so if we are amazed at options long available, forgive me for being excited. 1) Nowhere is it mentioned in the documentation that a selected sound field is stored in memory PER SOURCE. This is wonderful! I thought I'd be changing a sound effect every time I changed a source, but the 1040 remembers the last one used. Very nice when changing sources from CD, to FM Tuner, to SAT/CATV, back to FM Tuner. 2) Internet radio via VTUNER! Wow, a whole world opened to us! BBC Scotland for a while this morning, then on to WWOZ in New Orleans! At first we were disappointed that "streaming" did not mean our PC sound (non-MP3's) would "play" to the 1040, but VTUNER has all the channels we listened to on the PC and hundreds more!
    Pros:
    Just about everything! (Now that I've learned more and more of the capabilities of the receiver).
    Cons:
    I wish it upsampled HDMI input. That would have been a sweet bonus. It IS possible to connect our Directv box via composite inputs and that will upsample, but I don't want the complexity of having two Directv inputs into the 1040 (HDMI and composite). Also, I wish there was a Windows program/app to remotely control the receiver from a networked PC.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony str-dn1040

    Written By Anonymous, Georgetown ohio on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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    What a great system our theater system never sounded so good.
    Pros:
    Easy set up the onscreen menu makes it so a third grader can set it up.
    Cons:
    Can't think of any I love it.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040 Review

    Written By mk, New Jersey on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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    I just love this receives. It sounds great and was so simple to install. In fact, I like it so much, and was so impressed with the software that guided me through the entire set-up - am considering to buy a Sony Smart TV next time to replace the Samsung I have (Samsung is definitely not simple or intuitive). Customer service at Crutchfield was also great. 3 days after I installed the receiver, for some reason I was unable to get a picture on the television. I called Customer service (was New Years Day and didn't expect anyone to answer) but we walked through a couple scenarios to test the receiver and in the end he said he would have a new one mailed to be right away I got it 3 days later, replaced the original one (again - so simple to set-up) and returned the original - all at not charge to me. The new receives has worked great, sound is wonderful (love all the choices especially the concert settings!!!) and have had not problems whatsoever. Great product and Kudos to Crutchfield for their support!!!!
    Pros:
    everything
    Cons:
    nothing I can think of
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By Grs, Michigan on Friday, January 24, 2014
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    This is an excellent product. Especially for the price. I bought this because my Dennon quit only after a few years. The sound is similar . Very good unit . My system is a Klipsh reference with three front and two rear. The front l/r have been bi-amped. The sound sources are satellite tv, blue ray disk, and a DVD changer.
    Pros:
    Good sound, good price, easy setup.
    Cons:
    The auto sound system does not work very well. Best to do a manual setup
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    STR Dn1040

    Written By Sunny, San Diego on Monday, January 20, 2014
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    By far the best AV receiver, I've owned. Took some time for setup and initially had issues with the TV HDMI not being recognized by the receiver, however the latest firmware helped to fix the issue. Had to work with the sony customer care to setup the internet radio like Pandora and Sony entertainement network. Could have been much more user friendly.
    Pros:
    Plenty of HDMI ports, Air play, internet Radio, Sleek UI look
    Cons:
    Setup for the SEN can be simplified even more. Not the best audio sound, i've heard
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Wonderful theater receiver.

    Written By AC, Chicago, IL on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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    My previous receiver was giving me troubles with the sound and I decided to upgrade to a theater receiver with HDMI's. The Sony STR-DN1040 was easy to install and now all my electronic appliances are connected to it. The sound is very clear and neat. I am sure that there are better theater receivers in the market but not at this price. I am very happy with it.
    Pros:
    A lot of HDMI's connections. Easy to install. Easy to use.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Works Fine, as Advertised

    Written By David A, Commack, NY on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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    I have no problem with the unit, which performs as advertised. To get the fifth star, however, I would have liked to have seen additional legacy inputs/outputs, such as an input for a turntable (which requires a separate pre-amp to use) and an output for a passive subwoofer. (I did have an old turntable preamp, so that was not a problem for me. I did have to purchase a separate amp for my old passive subwoofer. My other option was to buy a new powered subwoofer, which would have been even more costly.)
    Pros:
    Sounds great, works well, arrived without a problem. Setup went smoothly. I like the auto calibration feature for the surround sound. Crutchfield had the best pricing I could find on this unit as well.
    Cons:
    No input for turntable (without using a separate pre-amp); no output for a passive subwoofer. Also, the remote will not operate some of my other equipment and there are no posted codes in the manual or onlline for some brands.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Buy

    Written By SteveK, Paris,TN on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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    I was looking to upgrade from my Pioneer receiver that I had because I needed the HDMI inputs. This one had lots of HDMI's, Bluetooth, Airplay, Wireless, and more. I am thrilled with all the features that this receiver has. I'm just now adventuring through all the music channels on the SEN system.
    Pros:
    Plenty of HDMI ports, wireless, Bluetooth, easy set-up
    Cons:
    No turntable input
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By TerenceF, Pomona,ny on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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    Lovely , beautiful sound and quality....what a upgrade ! Bluetooth feature awesome !
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    4 out of 5

    Great Receiver

    Written By Allen, Tampa, FL on Monday, January 06, 2014
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    This receiver is very nice with a lot of options; I have yet to check everything out but so far it works for me. The speaker setup did not work so I had to do it manually. Also, the hookups for speakers on the back were difficult to use, but not a big deal.....Haven't used airplay or any music services but don't expect it to be an issue.
    Pros:
    Nice look....Fairly easy setup and plenty of power.
    Cons:
    Hookups tough to use; Speaker setup did not work.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By Anonymous, Ma on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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    Works great with my new Samsung 65 inch tv . Had some issues at first with setup , but tech support from Crutchfield had our sony receiver running like a clock in no time
    Pros:
    Works great has tons of options and love air play feature so I can play music from my iPad/iPhone through my Sony receiver
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    1 out of 5

    I got a lemon

    Written By 360mitch, Seattle on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
     
    After reading the reviews I was really pumped about getting my new STR-DN1040 receiver. It appears you will get a great product or a lemon. I got the lemon. After 2 days it started loosing the picture on the TV. "Signal Lost". Then it would come back and then go out aprox every 3 seconds. It would continually do this until I would unplug and plug it back in. Embarrassing when you hosting the game. Then it would be good for the rest of the day. It took just seconds on the internet to learn I was not the only one having this issue. Sony refuses to admit it could be the receiver. Stated it has to be my Direct TV DVR. Replaced, No help. Replace your HDMI cables. Did that, No help. It must be your TV. Sorry, I am not replacing my $1700 TV. I took it back and purchased the Yamaha RX-V675. Everything is working great. One thing I was not expecting with the Yamaha, but the picture is amazing compared to the Sony. Because I could not find one fix for this issue on the net, I did not even think of swapping for a new Sony receiver. So if you do decide to get the Sony, make sure you can return it if you get the lemon. There is no fix for the ones that have the HDMI output issue. Just do a quick search on internet and you will quickly see what I am talking about.
    Pros:
    Tons of features and great sound.
    Cons:
    Serious HDMI Handshake issues with no fix insight
    9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    STR _DN 1040

    Written By JB, Cisco,Tx on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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    So far love the receiver have not had any issues. Works great, sounds great!
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By Barney, Marlbourough, MA on Friday, December 20, 2013
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    Very Versatile Receiver and easy to set-up as well!!!
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    5 out of 5

    A great upgrade!

    Written By Dane B, San Diego, CA on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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    Wanted something to update my Pioneer Elite 82TXS receiver and this one fit the bill. I've been most impressed with the wireless network feature allowing me to play my music from my iPhone and iPad using Airplay. Works great. The setup software is far better than anything else I've seen, and the sound this puts out through my Orb speakers is excellent! Plenty of power and everything I'm running through it (cable box, DVD and PS3) works well through their HDMI connections. Haven't had any issues with the HDMI board that I've read about in other reviews, so couldn't be happier.
    Pros:
    Quality, ease of set up, performance
    Cons:
    None yet
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Best receiver I've owned

    Written By Anonymous, South Lake Tahoe, Ca on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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    Can not be happier with this purchase, great receiver, the sound and the ease of operation and set-up. All Sony set-up with WiFi and Bravia Sync you can't go wrong.
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    5 out of 5

    Super Sony STR DN 1040

    Written By jammer, Sarasota, Florida on Monday, November 25, 2013
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    With the addition of all the modern components that make up a home surround sound system today, it was time for me to upgrade my receiver and speakers too. So after many nights researching and reading all the reviews on CNET, Audiophile, Crutchfield etc. I decided this Sony receiver had everything I wanted and needed from a receiver, so i took the plunge, and I very glad I did. This receiver is just amazing! 8 HDMI connections makes it so easy to just plug everything into the receiver and 1 HDMI cable to the TV and your done! I was very impressed with the easy set up, speaker calibration, and the sound is terrific! I would highly recommend both this receiver and Crutchfield, they were very helpful and everything arrived well packaged and on time (thanks Drew) great job! Trust me you will not be sorry with this receiver or Crutchfield's wonderful customer service.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth, WiFi, easy set-up, great sound
    Cons:
    None, the entire system now sounds like the system I had always hoped to have. Very impressed and very happy!!
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Receiver

    Written By Kevin T, Bartlett, IL on Saturday, November 16, 2013
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    Receivers have come a long way since I bought my first one (1974) This receiver has a lot of features built into it whereas years before you had to hook up various add-on equipment, have multiple switches, wires everywhere, you had to label everything, thus this receiver eliminates nearly all of that. At a very competitive price, this Sony has a lot of the features the more expensive Denon & Onkyo receivers have and sound just as good. I have a 12 inch Polk Audio sub hooked up to it with a 42 inch soundbar & 2 rear wireless speakers, I think I'm in a theater when I'm watching a BluRay movie!!!
    Pros:
    I love the feature that you can hook up multiple HDMI components to it and only have one out cable, plus the option of a pass thru HDMI, Bluetooth, several speaker outputs, 2 subwoofer outputs, Apple Air Play, 2 yr warranty, the list goes on.....
    Cons:
    No turntable input, no removable power cord.
    7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Rendition - Audio, Video

    Written By Ravi, Metuchen, NJ on Thursday, November 14, 2013
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    So far I have a very good product experience and delivery by Crutchfield was flawless- I played movies on Blue Ray, Netflix on my Home Theater projector. Also, I heard FM Radio, Pandora. Fanstastic. Next I will see how it works when I get TV 3D. Yet to experience the Zone 2. I like the fact that I have two HDMI output. So TV and Projector can be sourced through the receiver.
    Pros:
    Awesome sound quality. You can immerse completely owing to the quality of experience. I can hear distinctly almost all sounds in my 7.1 sound system
    Cons:
    None so far
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    5 out of 5

    The Great Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By BrianM, Raleigh NC on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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    this is a tremendous receiver. Very easy to set-up and enjoy top quality sound at a great price. The auto set-up is both easy and provides a great sound based on your room dimensions. Once you know the receiver I recommend removing the auto setting and really getting the most out of the power plant. I paired this receiver with a Bose surround system and (2) additional Yamaha front speakers for an incredible sound system. The Bluetooth is great and along with the WiFi, streaming music is super easy.
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    5 out of 5

    What I wanted in one package

    Written By JP, Concord, CA on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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    Had sufficient HDMI, wireless, Bluetooth all in one at an affordable cost. Sounds pretty nice too hooked up to the built in speakers
    Pros:
    All-in-one, affordable compared to others
    Cons:
    Nothing really
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    3 out of 5

    Missing Optical output, s-video input, buggy firmware

    Written By Loh P., San Francisco, CA on Monday, October 21, 2013
     
    The unit seems too complex for its own good. The firmware has some quirks that make it frustrating to use: e.g. getting to the built in settings menu is not straightforward.
    Pros:
    Plenty of digital inputs and built-in features.
    Cons:
    No optical digital output -- many modern speaker systems ONLY have an optical input. No S-Video input for legacy sources. The built in internet services like Pandora can't send sound out through the HDMI output to the TV if that is a requirement; the "AMP+TV" sound routing setting is not persistent -- you have to re-select it each time you turn on the unit. This mode is a requirement for me.
    4 out of 13 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Best I've owned!!!

    Written By Maverik259, California on Sunday, October 20, 2013
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    Great design although the wattage is quite misleading at 165w x 7 channels. It's actually more like 100 or 110 I believe. The 165w is to one channel driven. The passive airplay is great as you just have to play the music from your device and select the receiver as the output and it automatically turns the receiver on via the Internet. Also the GUI in this model is much better than previous years.
    Pros:
    Passive Airplay, hdmi inputs, GUI, 4k upscale
    Cons:
    Misleading power rating. I can't get the wifi to work, only a hard line connection to my network works despite it seeing my network.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-dn1040

    Written By Sam4me, Vallejo,ca on Sunday, October 06, 2013
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    Excellent receiver,plenty features and 8 HDMI connections
    Pros:
    Easy set up,plenty of power .
    Cons:
    Remote control cluttered and manual not specific.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    1040

    Written By Jason, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 28, 2013
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    So far it does what I hoped for it to do. The blue tooth is a nice feature as well.
    Pros:
    As I said it does what it's made to do.
    Cons:
    Too many button features. Seems unnecessary to have so many buttons. If somebody messes with your setup, good luck getting working again. Also it turns off on it's on some times. Seen this twice but not sure if it's a power save feature.
    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Receiver awesome

    Written By Lm, Kingsburg, ca on Friday, September 20, 2013
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    Great sound. Lots of options
    Pros:
    2 hdmi outputs
    Cons:
    Remote is too big
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By Anonymous, Washington, DC on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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    Great product!
    Pros:
    Works well with my other sony gear and airplay is outstanding.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Very good receiver

    Written By Kevin M, North Royalton, OH on Sunday, September 01, 2013
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    Replaced my old SONY audio receiver with this one. Initially I will be using this primarily for audio, then integrating video later. I am copying my digital music collection to a WD box (hard drive) and needed HDMI connectivity. I am also using the Bluetooth feature to play satellite radio on my home audio system using my android tablet to control it. Everything works very well. I found it very easy to connect to the internet, enable the Bluetooth feature and rehook my old components. Even my old JBL speakers sound very good with this receiver. My grading scale for a new product is the lesser I need to refer to a product manual, the better the product. This product is pretty intuitive and the menus were easy for me to navigate my way through.

    Soon I will be replacing my home theater receiver (different floor) as well and will strongly consider getting another one of these receivers. As far as reviewing Crutchfield, there is none required....they are simply the best to deal with,
    Pros:
    Feature rich receiver at an excellent price, great sound, easy setup.
    Cons:
    None encountered to date
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Outstanding receiver

    Written By Jerry, Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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    Fantastic amp! Was a bona fide Onkyo fan. Read some reviews and decided it was time for an upgrade, now that everything I own is hdmi connected. This amp really delivers. Love all the options, has really made a difference in the sound quality of my home theatre. Thanks to Crutchfield for great service!
    Pros:
    Sound quality, options!!
    Cons:
    none
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By Branch, Kansas City on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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    This really does a great job of making all the Sony products, TV and DVD work as one unit. The sound is much superior to the older Yamaha reciever that it replaced.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver

    Written By Jeremy M, Tallahassee, FL on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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    I purchased from Crutchfield and it came boxed well and with extras that Crutchfield is always known for including. A book of wire labels was very helpful when I was running the surround sound through the walls. The receiver worked great, plenty of power and ez to setup. It works with everything I hooked up to it including tv, ps3, and directtv genie. Souns is amazing and has plenty of hdmi ports for convenience. Banana plugs fit well into speaker inputs. Hooked up with the Energy 5.1 speakers and panasonic vt60.
    Pros:
    Great sound, wi-fi updates, airplay, bluetooth.
    Cons:
    none I have found yet
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    5 out of 5

    Great Reciever for the price

    Written By Scott, Tucson, AZ on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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    After reading several reviews I eventually purchased this receiver. It is replacing a Yamaha RXV-2600 that was retired as I needed more HDMI inputs. All I can say is the sound quality is superb! This unit is driving a 7.1 Paradigm Millenia One set-up with a Seismic 110 sub-woofer. After running the easy set-up, I had to adjust the settings as they rated my speakers as large and for some reason set the sub with a +10 DB boost and set the distance at 25 ft. (Ran for flat response) Simple matter of changing the settings and running the PBK from Paradigm prior, really opened up the bottom end. This receiver is really versatile and interfaces with my Samsung BD-F7500 Blue Ray Player, Xbox 360 Elite, and Sony PS-3. All connected by HDMI with output to 70" Vizio M-701 LED TV. All I can say is wow! For a receiver at this price this does everything and more than my Yamaha did several years back, and cost less than 1/2 the price! Very pleased with my purchase, and Cruthfield shipped and processed my order with no issues.
    Pros:
    Great sound, versatile, GUI is the best in the industry, plenty of inputs, 4k up-scaling and pass-through, Great price for what it does.
    Cons:
    Room auto correct is not that accurate. More versatility within input settings would be nice. Ability to change/ delete inputs not used from the menu. Having volume display show on-screen via overlay vs. on the receiver's front panel display only.
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    4 out of 5

    Str dn1040

    Written By Soupreader, Orlando on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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    Just got this sweet powerhouse 7.2 reciever using it with my klipsch ksf s5 ,c5 and ksp300 wow! Sounds great very pleased and an upgrade from my old Sony str v333es reciever that was 5.1 also a good product would recommend to a friend or audiophile (s) to the str dn1040
    Pros:
    Overall perfect for my needs
    Cons:
    Remote takes awhile to understand
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    2 out of 5

    The jury is still out ...

    Written By newsmike, Ohio on Sunday, August 04, 2013
     
    I have a new STR-DN-1040 receiver, and the build quality is great, and I love to number of HDMI inputs and the superb GUI. However, the receiver is adding noise to the video signal routed through the receiver. I have a Sony S790 Blu-Ray and an HD cable box each connected via HDMI to the receiver, and the receiver's HDMI out goes to a new Samsung plasma TV (5500 series0

    The picture from either source includes a good bit of snow when routed through the 1040. There is no problem or video noise when either source is connected directly to the TV via HDMI. The cables are hi-speed; I've double checked connections, tried moving the receiver output from HDMI A to HDMI B; turned off "fast view" and 4K scaling; and tried a full reset of the receiver, but I'm still getting a light "snow" on the final picture.

    in addition, the HDMI standby switch does not appear to be working, and I've made sure that it is activated.

    I'm finding this very disappointing, since I bought this receiver specifically for its HDMI switching capabilities, I've got a message in to Sony, so we'll see how it goes. I hope to updare my rating to a 5 soon!
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    5 out of 5

    Str-DN1040: Working those big speakers for you budget audiophiles

    Written By Woodrow, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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    I purchased this to replace an Onkyo which was dated enough to have no HDMI ports. I didn't expect it blow it out of the water and it doesn't But that receiver was like 1,200 when it came out and put out 135 high quality watts. But it is and improvement. The range seems better. Higher highs and lower lows.

    On screen interface is really nice. Lots of options. I have mine set to 'direct in' and 'pure analog' and the sound, well, it's just awesome.

    Using two JBL tower speakers with two 10' inch subs each and powers them well.
    Pros:
    High performance and wattage for this price range. Lots of options. Plenty of HDMI ins and two outs. Not very large, and surprisingly not a nearly as heavy as I might have expected given quality. Makes me want a house so I could really crank it!
    Cons:
    Took me a while to get it set up. Though I guess that can be expected of really any new receiver. I'm inputting to it from my home computer with a sound card and it took some doing to get a happy marriage with the two.
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    1 out of 5

    bummer

    Written By Poppi, Alpharetta GA on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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    After about one hour of use the receiver quit working
    Pros:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    Where has yesterday gone

    Written By Conrado, SF on Monday, July 08, 2013
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    Great sound and modern interface , the problem i am in my sixties and there is no connectivity to a tape deck , well you can still play it but not record . mostly have to turn on the TV , very wasteful on energy for this days . Very ingenious from Sony to made the inputs of your choice almost but give me the chance to have out puts too .
    Pros:
    Good price , for a good quality of sound .
    Cons:
    Having to use the TV . needs a faster way to use the Sound fields
    8 out of 13 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1040

    Written By Phil, Richardson, TX on Sunday, June 30, 2013
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    Great receiver. Easy to set up the sound field. I just wish it was easy to set up everything without having to buy a TV with HDMI inputs (our plasma is still doing well after almost 10 years).
    Pros:
    Sounds great. Easy to set up sound field.
    Cons:
    Needs instructions on how to set up other parameters using just the display on the receiver (manual covers HDMI display output on a TV). I know this can be done (stumbled on to the sound field set-up), but it is not covered in the manual.
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    4 out of 5

    You can't get better for the price.

    Written By Spencer, San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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    I've got it connected to Mirage Nanosats and a Mirage OS3-CC as well as a Martin Logan Dynamo 1000 subwoofer.

    The STR-DG800 that I was going to replace was no slouch. It powered all my speakers with aplomb. When I connected the DN1040, the sound quality improvement was very obvious. EVEN AT LOW VOLUME. Before getting this receiver, I dabbled a comparable Denon. The Denon sounded great--especially when played at louder volumes. But the bass was gone at lower volumes and sometimes prevented my subwoofer from waking up. The DN1040, on the other hand, has a specific audio feature that optimizes it for low-volume.

    The Sound Optimizer alone is a reason to get one of these. I cannot tell you how useful it is for techy dads who enjoy the home theater experience while the infant and toddler and wife is asleep. It's pretty amazing how much technology can be squeezed into this price point. I'm not certain there's another price-comparable receiver with this many input options. It's also pretty reassuring to watch movies and listen to music through a receiver from a company that actually has movie studios and record labels. You can see that Sony has obsessed with things such as the chassis design to minimize noise and DSP algorithms calculated from actual concert halls. Crazy. It definitely punches far above its weight class.

    Is it worth the extra $150 over the STR-DN840? For me, yes. MHL, more HDMI (both in and out), more power, and a sweet, sweet GUI.
    Pros:
    MHL is so useful. It's a great way for my 2 year old to Skype with her grandparents from a smartphone and see them on the TV. I've also experienced zero-lag with MHL. I've played Modern Combat 4 from my phone on my TV as if it were a gaming console. The first time you experience it is mind-blowing. Also, it charges the device and plays the audio. The bass is rich at all volumes (likely due to having larger capacitors & a power supply in its class). The GUI is great, too.
    Cons:
    Playing audio using AirPlay with the receiver off does not automatically turn the receiver on. There is no on-screen volume display on my receiver. Not a deal-breaker for me, but if you have your receiver behind a cabinet door or within a rack, I can see that as being an issue. The microphone calibration is a little antediluvian. It actually ships with the same mic that came with my several-generations-old DG800. The Denon has this Audyssey mic calibration that
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver for it's price/features

    Written By Drew, Frederick, MD on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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    So I have been a Sony fan for a few decades.....only ever purchased ES line receivers and equipment but decided to try this one out for the basement, and although skeptical I was actually pleasantly surprised. Have this paired with an OPPO BDP-103 a Sony KDL-70R550A and Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 800 surround setup with the 1000 Center and the additional 2nd 800 sub. And again the receiver is well perfect for what I need it for great network options, plenty of inputs, tons of available power and this coming from someone who has owned or owns 6 different ES receivers as well as a few high end Denon models well there are no complaints NONE and to say that is well not typical, it does everything you could ever want for the price (and I have spent 5K on a receiver in the past) so to say its flawless (at this price point) says a lot. If you want 8 HMDI inputs future 4K up-scaling plenty of power, Bluetooth linking Airplay, well then click add to cart and order as I am sure as I was you will not be disappointed
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    11 questions already asked Show all answers

    I've noticed on screen volume display on many audio inputs including bluetooth, Internet radio, etc. However, it's nowhere to be found when watching video inputs like blu ray and cable/sat. Is there ANY way to allow OSD of volume during these inputs? [ mochilln00  Mar 21, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    • Nope. not unless you have an Android Tablet, Like the Xperia Z (I have) or an ipad as my girlfriend does, but show volume when using the free Sony app you can download off of Google Play or Itunes depending on your tablet. [ ANDREW   Mar 29, 2014 ]
    • I don't think is doable for cable and sat you are transferring all commands to the box ( it is a shame to relegate those powers to a lesser entity , for blue ray you will have to get out of the imput and after fixing the volume will have to go back to br, don't complicate your life use the volume in the remote . [ RODOLFFO   Mar 22, 2014 ]
    On zone 2 preamp out , can you adjust volume from this unit or do you need amp to have volume control? Planing to use powerd speakers and vol control is small little thing in back not good for normal vol control. Sharif [ Sharif  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    • You need to have a preamp or amplified speakers with volume control [ ANDREW   Mar 29, 2014 ]
    • Sorry but I am not using any of those features so I can't answer the question. I installed the unit in a yoga studio and dont have access to it to find out. [ ERIC   Mar 17, 2014 ]
    • From the unit itself. [ CLEVELAND   Mar 17, 2014 ]
    How do I connect a wireless headset to this receiver? My headset transmitter uses two RCA input jacks. [ carl  Jan 28, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • Maybe the zone 2 jacks? Or, since the headphone jack is in the front (one jack) buy a stereo RCA to single jack. [ STEPHEN P   Jan 28, 2014 ]
    I am using the STR-DN1040 with Klipsch HD Theater 600 5.1-channel speaker system. Do I need to use a "Y" cable or 2 cables for my single sub-woofer? Both the receiver and the sub have L & R ports [ Kirby  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    • I use an RCA cable and plugged it into one of the subwoofer outputs on the receiver and plugged it to the right input on the subwoofer the red one. I have no problems. The subwoofer works fine. [ kenrick   Jan 17, 2014 ]
    • Please read the instructions on your Sub . It should tell you what kind of hook up you need to do . [ RODOLFFO   Jan 17, 2014 ]
    Hi! I'm planning to buy this receiver but I noticed the lack of Spotify app. Is there a turnaround to it? or am I forced to stream music from an external device? Thank you for your valueable support Andrea [ Andrea  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    • There is currently no Spotify ap in the SEN input. It does have Pandora and a few other ones. I was forced to purchase a Roku 2 just because it had an analog out which allowed me to stream Spotify and Pandora to my Zone 2 and it works great. Of course, you can also download the Spotify ap on your phone and run it through the Bluetooth channel. So there are alternatives. [ CHRISTOPHER M   Jan 06, 2014 ]
    • Sorry I don't have this receiver hooked up yet and I don't use spotify so I won't be able to answer your question. You should ask crutchfield tech support or sony tech support they should be able to answer your question. Another thing you can do is check that spotify works with the Bluetooth on your device if it plays over Bluetooth on other stuff if should play over Bluetooth on this unit. I would recamend this receiver from the reviews it looks like a great unit [ NOAH C   Jan 06, 2014 ]
    • I can't help with that I don't have the unit networked. [ ERIC   Jan 05, 2014 ]
    • Hi Andrea, I have this receiver and it does have Pandora available as an option for you. I usually use the the Pandora app thru my Directv service but also use Airplay with my iPhone as well. The fact that the Sony has built in wireless was the major factor in making my decision. Hope this helps! Phil [ PHILIP   Jan 05, 2014 ]
    • I don't think so, but I've had zero difficulties streaming via my network, or upswing a Bluetooth connection. I know this doesn't really answer your question, but I hope it helps. By the way I am completely satisfied with the receiver and highly recommend it. [ JOE M   Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Does this receiver have pre outs for a powered amplifier? If so how many channels. [ Isaac  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    5 answers
    • This Sony unit is the poorest piece of equipment that I have ever owned. I am disappointment because this is a SONY product. I sent it back to SONY repairs and they sent it back saying that there was nothing wrong. It still has plenty of glitches. I don't recommend purchasing one. Good luck. [ LARRY G   Jan 03, 2014 ]
    • There are "Zone 2" outputs for a powered amplifier. They only supply two channel analog audio signals (basic stereo). The Zone 2 outs are standard RCA jacks (L/R). It is possible to have listen to a different SOURCE output to Zone 2 than is selected in the main zone. A very good amp, but there are some limitations/irritations - but I would definitely recommend this receiver! Check out the avforums to get more details, and go to the Sony site and download the users manual in PDF if you need more research material. [ RONALD E   Dec 30, 2013 ]
    • Yes, this reciever has one output to a powered amp. I assume you are referring to running a second Zone. Unlike my previous Onkyo it does not have powered Zone 2 so I did have to buy a separate amp, but its a simple Coax hookup from the reciever and the Zone 2 on works well. [ VIRGINIA   Dec 29, 2013 ]
    • No. This model doesn't have the pre outs for a power amplifier. [ JAYAPRAKASH   Dec 29, 2013 ]
    • sorry can't helpon that, i don't have enough knowledge [ ROBERT M   Dec 29, 2013 ]
    I have a home theater with 7.1 speakers. I also have 2 speakers wired to my outside patio. What do I need to hook up these 2 speakers as zone 2? [ Kristin  Dec 06, 2013 ]
    6 answers
    • Hi Kristin - I personally haven't used this feature, but I believe I can answer our question. The 2nd zone on the 1040 is not amplified, but would send a (selected analog input, not digital) signal to a second amplifier's RCA inputs much like a CD player. This second amplifier would then control the volume of the 2nd zone. From the Sony you would select which input you want output to zone 2. I hope this helps! [ MICHAEL S   Dec 16, 2013 ]
    • Kristen I'm I'm not the one to answer your question I have never worked with zone 2 I also have a 7.1 system in my family room and I've been very pleased with my new Sony and would recommend it to anyone and what I really like is the way that electronically on screen sets up but if I gave you a good educated guess I would say that zone 2 would be the way to go to hook up your outside speakers but I would imagine Crutchfield what have a better handle on that answer than me but as a receiver I would highly recommend it or you could contact Sony direct but I've never had a lot of luck with that good luck and enjoy [ NOEL   Dec 09, 2013 ]
    • Sorry, but it wouldn't allow me attach the photo I took for you. hopefully the manual will be enough to answer your question. [ Jason C   Dec 07, 2013 ]
    • From what i see, the back has 2 RCA Plugs Left/Right Red/White Sony has the manual available for download on their site, but this for wouldnt allow for a link. pg 14 has a diagram of all the connections on the back of the unit, and pg 88 has all the info on the zone 2 hookups..i've taken a picture of the inputs on mine, as i've just gotten it installed and havent pushed everything back against the walls yet. Hope that helps [ Jason C   Dec 07, 2013 ]
    • Unfortunately another receiver [ RODOLFFO   Dec 07, 2013 ]
    • Kristen, I bought this same receiver because I wanted to do the same thing. I wanted another zone in the house where I could send audio, for example to send the tv audio to the living room as well as the kitchen. I learned some hard lessons and eventually returned the receiver. There is a zone 2 out on this reciever. You cannot send digital audio to zone 2. If you have a source on the receiver that is connected by a digital HDMI cable (game system, blu-ray, apple TV, roku, etc) then it cannot go out to zone 2. Period. You can only send AM/FM radio and analog audio sources out to zone 2, that is only sources connected by the red and white RCA cables (like old VCRs, etc). This was very frustrating! Why is there a zone 2 if only some sources can go to zone 2? Instead, I bought an HDMI "audio breakout" unit that can steal audio going to you TV set and send that to zone 2 without using the receiver at all. It was about 38 bucks online. Good luck. [ SEAN   Dec 07, 2013 ]
    is this unit running on 120v or 220v as I'm going to use it in asia which has a 220 voltage? and does this work with bose acoustimas 5 speakers? [ Cyrill  Dec 04, 2013 ]
    4 answers
    • Thanks Eric [ Cyrill   Dec 05, 2013 ]
    • Thanks you Martin, I maybe i just have to wait for its launch here [ Cyrill   Dec 05, 2013 ]
    • I have the US model, which I'm pretty sure only works on 120VAC. It has a connected AC line cord that is the standard 120VAC line cord. I suspect you need to order an international model of this receiver for use on 220-240VAC. This should work with any speakers. I'm using mine with a mix of three different vendor's speakers. [ MARTIN P   Dec 04, 2013 ]
    • 120V, and it would work with those speakers. [ ERIC   Dec 04, 2013 ]
    why is the receiver so big?? [ Taj  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    • The receiver is large because of the internal components. If you are looking for a smaller receiver, then I would recommend contacting an Advisor. They will be able to help find one that will fit your needs. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    Will Sony STR DN1040 receiver power my Onkyo (HTiB) 7.1 speakers (model HTS 780) ? The Onkyo receiver (HTR530) that came with the system is dead since it won't come off stand by mode. [ Nita  Dec 01, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    • This receiver should work fine with the speakers from your HT-S780 system. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    My primary speakers are Bose 901's which require the use of Pre-Amp Outs and Amplifier Inputs for the Bose Active Equalizer. Will this system allow for this requirement? Additionally I use the Bose Acoustimass 1o system; any problems foreseen? I wish this system had 6-Channel Direct Inputs so that I can use my DVD Player that decodes DVD-Audio! [ Garry  Nov 24, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    • Thanks for your questions Gary. Unfortunately, this receiver is not a great match for the 901s. Like many current receivers it's not designed to work with the Active Equalizer. A quick call or chat with an Advisor should help you track down a receiver that is still compatible with the 901 speakers. There wouldn't be any issues with using the Acoustimass 10 with this unit. [ Jeff Staff  Nov 25, 2013 ]

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