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Sony STR-DN1050

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

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Our take on the Sony STR-DN1050

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.

Take home theater beyond family movie night

If you think home theater is just about watching movies in your TV room, then check out the many features found in the Sony STR-DN1050. In addition to powering your surround speakers, it also offers wireless capability for streaming music from computers and smartphones. There are built-in digital music options like Pandora® Internet radio. The seven-channel amplifier can be configured for several setup options, including playback through stereo speakers in a second room. And there are three HDMI outputs along with dual-zone capability for watching two different movies in separate rooms simultaneously. Pretty impressive for such an affordable receiver.

Enjoy wireless music with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

By equipping the STR-DN1050 with built-in Wi-Fi, Sony ensures the quickest, easiest connection to your home network. Once you're connected, you'll free all those digital music files from your computer or network storage device. If you're an iTunes® user, Apple AirPlay makes it easy to stream all your digital tunes wirelessly from your networked computer, as well as an iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad®. Want to satisfy your thirst for new music? Listen to free Internet radio stations from around the world with TuneIn, or let Pandora create a custom station just for you. Spotify® subscribers can play nearly any song they can think of using the app on their smartphone or tablet. The 'DN1050 also has built-in Bluetooth, so you can listen to audio from any app on your smartphone or tablet through your home theater speakers.


High-res audio

Other digital music options

Even without a networked computer, there are cool options for enjoying digital music with the STR-DN1050. There's a front-panel USB port for connecting an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod®. Plug it in and control it with the receiver's remote, so you can listen to your digital music collection while your device charges. For Android™ users, there's a front-panel MHL port. It's an HDMI input that can take video, photos, and music from compatible phones and tablets and show them on the big screen and play them through your surround speakers. If you have any high-resolution downloads from sites like HDtracks, load them onto a compatible USB memory drive and plug it into the USB port. This receiver can play high-res recordings, including DSD files, for greater detail and depth than CDs can deliver.


Praise for the Sony STR-DN1050 AV Receiver from Sound & Vision

"The Sony STR-DN1050 is the best receiver I've ever heard selling for $600, and I've heard quite a few. ...This receiver has dynamics reminiscent of something much more expensive, perhaps even twice its price, along with a fine-tuned tonal balance that benefits anything you might listen to. A high-end-of-the-low-end champion, it is now my top recommendation at this price. "

— From Mark Fleischmann's review in Sound & Vision, August 5, 2014
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Multi-zone audio and video

If you're content with 5.2-channel sound in your main listening room, the 'DN1050's extra speaker outputs can be used for a second room. Connect a set of stereo speakers to the "rear surround" outputs, and you can listen to music in the kitchen or bedroom while the rest of the family watches a movie in the main room. Better yet, with dual-zone HDMI switching, you can send video from two different sources to two different TVs simultaneously. The kids can watch a Blu-ray disc in the living room, while you watch the game on cable in your bedroom. There's even a third HDMI output for sending the Zone 1 signal to a second display, such as a projector or a second TV in the back of your home theater.

Customized sound, HD video upscaling, and app control

What else does this versatile receiver offer? Digital Cinema Auto Calibration configures your speakers for optimum sound. Just plug in the included setup microphone and follow the on-screen instructions for sound tailored to your room and speakers. Once you're set up, you'll enjoy pristine 1080p HD video quality, even from older sources like DVD players thanks to HD (and Ultra HD for new 4K TVs) upscaling. Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, you have a special remote to control your system: your smartphone. Download Sony's free SongPal app to your Apple or Android device for easy Wi-Fi control of the receiver.

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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
    • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration for easy, accurate speaker setup
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Spotify, Pandora Internet radio, Music Unlimited, and TuneIn Internet radio (subscription required for some services)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
    • DLNA-certified for streaming music from compatible networked computers and devices
    • plays high-resolution DSD and PCM digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (DSD: 2.8MHz; PCM: up to 24-bit/192kHz)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
      • aptX® encoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
      • NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible smartphones
    • front- and rear-panel MHL-ready HDMI inputs 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/Video:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
      • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 6 in, 3 out (including 2 MHL-compatible inputs)
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory 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
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • stereo RCA Zone 2 outputs
    • outputs for seven speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
      • Surround Back channel outputs can also be used as Front High or Front B speakers, Zone 2 speakers, or to bi-amp compatible Front speakers
    • IR/remote in/out for use with IR repeaters or external control systems
    • Ethernet port (includes antenna for Wi-Fi reception)
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • free Sony SongPal app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D pass-through
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • BRAVIA™ Sync for one-remote operation with compatible Sony components
    • intuitive on-screen user interface (via HDMI only)
    • 60 AM/FM presets
    • remote control
    • 17"W x 6-3/4"H x 13-11/16"D
    • weight: 22 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
    MHL-compatible
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    Yes
    Multibrand Remote Control
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    Learning Remote
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    No
    LCD Remote
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    No
    Width (inches)
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    17
    Height (inches)
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    6-3/4
    Depth (inches)
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    13-11/16
    Weight (pounds)
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    22.05
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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    Yes
    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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    Yes
    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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    6
    Audio-only Inputs
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    1
    S-Video Inputs
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    None
    S-Video Outputs
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    None
    S-Video Monitor Outputs
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    None
    Component Video Inputs
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    2
    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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    None
    HDMI Inputs
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    6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs
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    3
    Subwoofer Outputs
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    2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input
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    No
    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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    1
    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-AAU189)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Automatic calibration microphone (ECM-AC2)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (w/ attached slip-on "F" connector)
    • Reference Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Startup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • "Updating The Software" instructions
    • 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

    Quality Construction & Circuitry: Borrowing construction and circuitry design from Sony's ES line, it all begins with a rigid chassis based on the legendary frame and beam concept. To this structure, Sony then mounts the various components; a high capacity power transformer, custom heat sink, and other specially selected audio-grade components that together add up to high-quality sound performance.

    Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The Sony STR-DN1050 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 7.2 channel surround, using the Surround Back speaker channels.
    • Front Height: You can enjoy vertical sound effects if you connect two additional Front-Height speakers; no Surround Back speakers in this configuration.
    • B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.2ch speaker system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height/Front B/Zone 2 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.
    • Zone 2: If you are only connecting a 5.2ch speaker system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height/Front/Zone 2 channels as a Zone 2 output, allowing you to place a pair of speakers in another room of the house. Zone can be play the same source or a different source as your main zone.
    • Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround Back/Front Height/Front B/Zone 2 channels at all, you can connect them to your front speakers using a bi-amplifier connection (provides better sound quality for front speakers). A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making its job easier.

    Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) w/ A.P.M (Automatic Phase Matching): The Sony STR-DN1050 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 select between three auto calibration modes.

    • Full Flat: Makes the measurement of frequency from each speaker flat.
    • Engineer: Sets to "the Sony listening room standard" frequency characteristics.
    • Front Reference: Adjusts the characteristics of all of the speakers to match the characteristics of the front
      speaker.
    • Off: No auto calibration is applied.
    Note: 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-DN1050 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.

    • For Movies:
      • Dynamic: This setting is suitable for an environment which is reverberant but lacks a spacious feel (where sound absorption is not sufficient). It emphasizes the reflection of sound and reproduces the sound of a large, classic movie theater. This emphasizes the spacious feel of a dubbing theater and creates a unique acoustic field.
      • Theater: This setting is suitable for a general living room. It reproduces the reverberation of sound just like in a movie theater (dubbing theater). It is most appropriate for watching content recorded on a Blu-ray Disc when you want the atmosphere of a movie theater.
      • Studio: This setting is suitable for a living room with the appropriate sound devices. It reproduces the reverberation of sound provided when a theatrical sound source is remixed for a Blu-ray Disc to a volume level suitable for home use. The level of reflection and reverberation of sound is kept to a minimum, while dialogues and surround effects are reproduced vividly.
    • For Music:
      • Berlin Philharmonic: Reproduces the sound characteristics of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall
      • Concertgebouw Amsterdam: Reproduces the sound characteristics produced by the reflectivity of a concert hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands that features a large sound stage.
      • Musikverein Vienna: Reproduces the sound characteristics of a concert hall in Vienna, Austria that features a resonant and unique reverberative sound.
      • Jazz Club: Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz club.
      • Live Concert: Reproduces the acoustics of a 300-seat live house.
      • Stadium: Reproduces the feel of a large open-air stadium.
      • Sports: Reproduces the feel of sports broadcasting.
      • Portable Audio: Reproduces clear enhanced sound from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3s and other compressed music.

    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.

    • 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.
    • Equalizer: You can adjust the tonal quality (bass & treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB, in 1dB steps.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1050 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. All of the digital audio jacks are compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz sampling frequencies.
    • 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 (the subwoofer outputs share the same input signal and are not discrete).
    • 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

    HDMI 2.0: The Sony STR-DN1050 is equipped with six HDMI v.2.0 inputs (5 rear/1 front) for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video component; such as your satellite/cable receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, and game system. In addition, there are two HDMI v.2.0 monitor outputs (ARC capable) that feed audio/video signals to up to two TVs. You can toggle or simultaneously output the same video between two displays, such as two televisions or a television plus a projector. There is also a third HDMI (v.2.0) Zone 2 output, so you can view a different audio/video source in another room of your home. The receiver's HDMI v.2.0 jacks are compatible with 4K/60Hz and  1080p video, 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass Through: 4K/60Hz Pass Through allows the Sony STR-DN1050 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest ultra high resolution video formats from online and broadcast providers.
    • 3D-Ready: The Sony STR-DN1050 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.

    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. The HDMI Zone 2 output does not support upconversion or upscaling.

    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.

    MHL Compatible: The receiver's front-panel HDMI 2 input and rear-panel HDMI 1 input are 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 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.

    Analog Video Inputs: The Sony STR-DN1050 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-DN1050 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: The Sony STR-DN1050 is DLNA certified. By connecting the Sony STR-DN1050 to your home's network, you can listen to music stored on your Windows  PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA (ver.1.5) compatible media server. Compatible music formats include - MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), AAC (48-320kbps), WAV (8-48kHz; 16/24-bit), FLAC (44.1-192k; 16/24-bit), AIFF (32-192kHz; 16/24-bit), ALAC (32-96kHz; 16/24-bit), and DSD (2.8MHz; 1-bit). This eliminates the need to copy your and music files to a separate USB storage device.

    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 with these built-in apps; Pandora, TuneIn, & Music Unlimited (as of 5/28/2014). The STR-DN1050 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.

    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.

    Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Sony STR-DN1050 by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the receiver for uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music. The Spotify app for Apple iOS/Android devices and a premium account are required.

    AM/FM Tuner: The STR-DN1050 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 s9602.1007.0 with an immediate update for software version s9602.1316.0 (as of 5/28/2014). Visit the Sony eSuport website for the latest software updates.

    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), AAC (48-320kbps), WAV (8-48kHz; 16/24-bit), FLAC (44.1-192k; 16/24-bit), AIFF (32-192kHz; 16/24-bit), ALAC (32-96kHz; 16/24-bit), and DSD (2.8MHz; 1-bit) music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), Sony Walkman, or USB thumbdrive. The receiver can recognize up to 256 folders and 256 files in each folder. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony STR-DN1050 features built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0) with support for A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3, and AptX which allows you to wirelessly stream and control music on your Bluetooth-enabled using the AV receiver.

    • SSP + NFC Pairing: The STR-DN1050 pairs wirelessly and effortlessly with Bluetooth enabled devices (up to 9) with a single press of a button. Bluetooth-enabled devices (like Android 2.3.3 or later) that have Near Field Communication (NFC) are even easier to pair with; simply touch the device to the NFC logo on the receiver and they're paired. NFC Easy Connect app is needed for your Android device, unless you have Android OS 4.1 or later installed. Once paired, the AV receiver will automatically re-connect to your device when within range (up to 33').
    • Wireless Audio Streaming w/ AptX: 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. The AV receiver evens employs AptX audio coding technology for lossless, CD-quality streaming with compatible AptX-compatible phones (like some Androids). You'll 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.

    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-DN1050 AV receiver supports iPod, iPhone, and iPad connectivity via its front-panel USB port and HDMI input, as well as built-in AirPlay.

    • AirPlay: 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-DN1050, 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-DN1050 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 5/5C/5S, iPad 4/mini/air 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-DN1050 is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 5/28/2014):

    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 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    3 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    air 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    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 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.1.1 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 7.1.1 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

    Advanced On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): You can display the receiver's on-screen menu on your HDMI connected TV screen and select the function you want to use from the on-screen menu using the included IR remote control. You can easily access and manage your input devices and settings with this intuitive 5-panel "activity based" on-screen menu. The STR-DN1050 on-screen, set-up wizard will take you through everything you need to create and control your home theater experience. The on-screen menu is only available from the receiver's HDMI A and HDMI B outputs (not HDMI Zone 2 output). If your TV is connected to the composite video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    Dual Source/Dual Zone: The Sony STR-DN1050 AV receiver allows you to enjoy the same or different audio/video sources in the two different rooms of your home. Zone 2 features line-level and speaker audio outputs. This way, Zone 2 can be powered by a separate amplifier (keeping 7.2ch playback in your main room) or by the STR-DN1050's built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 5.2ch). The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Sony receiver using either configuration or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using the line-output. The Sony AV receiver also provides a Zone 2 HDMI video output, so two different HDMI audio/video input feeds can be sent to two different displays at the same time directly from the receiver. HDMI Zone 2 will also output 2ch audio signals (multi-channel audio is downmixed) for the HDMI input source selected (volume controlled from secondary TV or additional receiver).

    • Compatible Zone Sources: Tuner, Analog, HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, Network, and Online Music input sources are supported in Zone 2. The same AM/FM station will be played back in the Main Zone and Zone 2. To playback USB, Network, or Online Music content in Zone 2, you must also have the same streaming source selected in the main zone.
    • Incompatible Zone Sources: Analog video, AirPlay, and Optical/Coaxial digital sources are not output to Zone 2.
    Note: If you connect TVs that have different resolutions to the Main Zone and Zone 2, but select the same HDMI input for
    both zones, the video signals output to each TV are limited to the lower resolution TV. When Zone 2 is enabled and you select the same HDMI input for both the Main Zone and Zone 2, there may be some interference to the audio/video signal in the main zone; to avoid possible interference, you can place priority on the Main Zone for HDMI input selection.

    Custom Presets: The Sony AV receiver features 3 Custom Preset buttons (Movie, Music, Party) on the remote control to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Preset button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.

    • Custom Preset 1 (Movie): Pressing the Custom Preset 1 button turns on the receiver and lets you access a video source (default BD/DVD) with its saved soundfield (default HD-D.C.S).
    • Custom Preset 2 (Music): Pressing the Custom Preset 2 button turns on the receiver and lets you access an audio source (default SACD/CD) with its saved soundfield (default HD-D.C.S).
    • Custom Preset 3 (Party): Pressing the Custom Preset 3 button turns the AV receiver's Zone 2 on automatically and simultaneously plays the same music in Zone 2 as the main zone (regardless of source or input); volume level will be the same in both Zone.
    Note: These buttons can also be reconfigured to automatically select other sources and soundfields.

    Input Modes & Naming: 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. 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. 

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

    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

    IR Remote + Bravia Theater Sync: 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.  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.
    • Theater Mode Sync: Allows you to switch the AV receiver's Theater mode from the receiver's, TV, or connected Blu-ray disc player's remote control, while pointing the remote toward your television.

    SongPal Remote App: By downloading Sony's free SongPal remote app (from iTunes or Google Play), you can use your Apple iOS (6.0+) or Android (2.3+) device to control the AV receiver via Bluetooth or WiFi connection. From the SongPal remote app, you can select input sources and customize sound settings of the Sony AV receiver. You'll also be able to browse music stored on your Network, Computer, or a USB mass storage class device from the SongPal remote app on your compatible smartphone. You'll even be able to access the AV receiver's built-in online music services; like Pandora, TuneIn, and Music Unlimited. In addition, you can access stored music and other apps on your smartphone using the SongPal remote app. The SongPal app will display song/artist information and album art.

    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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    4 out of 5

    Good so far

    Written By Old Guy, Birmingham AL on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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    I really like the unit so far and it has been trouble free. At first I had issues with set up but when I connected it to the internet it ran an update it then worked great. It has so many features compared to my old system that I have not had time to explore them all. I would recommend that you download the PDF manual and keep your laptop handy when working with it. The PDF is easy to navigate by topic so it is not too difficult to find what you want.
    Pros:
    Great sound for the money, Easy set up, Tons of features.
    Cons:
    It runs a bit hot in standby mode. If you need to jam it into a tight space I would consider using a box fan.
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    5 out of 5

    Great amp

    Written By Anonymous, Stansbury Park, UT on Sunday, August 24, 2014
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    Great amp. Easy to use and set up
    Pros:
    Set up. Bravia sync. Great features.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By Pike1346, Louisiana on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
     
    Someone wrote that it had dull sound. I couldn't disagree more with their assessment. This AVR rocks. It has everything except Sirius, but I can use my iPhone, iPad, or MacBook to stream it, so it is no big deal.

    The power is serious. My old receiver did not put out close to the sound this AVR does. It has all the inputs/outputs one should need. I am not too keen on the design of the front panel(Sony could make it look a lot better) but it I have it racked with the rest of my gear in the closet. The looks is not waht matters anyway, the performance matters and this AVR performs. The 165 watts/100 watts WRS cranks. The video in my TV is perfect, and the Airplay, BT, and networking and simple and work flawlessly.

    I do have one wish though. The OSD when using Airplay or BT should move around on your TV so there is no way burn-in could happen. This is the one thing that makes me nervous. All TV's are susceptible to static images on the screen too long.

    So far, I am very pleased with this AVR. It had the best reviews throughout my search for a new AVR. I wanted to go Yamaha this time, but the 1050 had more features and great reviews, so I'm happy with my secession.
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    3 out of 5

    Surprised by dull sound

    Written By VJ, Hartford, CT on Monday, August 11, 2014
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    Has a lot of features for this price range. But I got it after reading reviews about great sound quality and was very disappointed at very flat bland sound - not sure if the piece was defective. So I returned it and went to Yamaha.
    Pros:
    Easy fast setup with pleasant tones. Good set of new features like HDMI 2, wireless network, Bluetooth etc. Good video quality.
    Cons:
    As wrote above, sound was very disappointing, flat and surround sound for movies not enveloping at all. Setup is easy and fast but seems to primitive by current standard in receivers at this price range. Had trouble with HDMI passthrough when receiver was on standby. Did not like menu - too simple and somewhat inconvnient in finding screens you wish to go for.
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    5 out of 5

    Str-dn1050

    Written By Chrisg, Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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    This product was a game changer. I upgraded from an earlier sony receiver. The speaker calibration worked perfect and connected to my wireless network with no problem. I have only owned sony receivers and have never been disappointed.

    A must buy!
    Pros:
    Easy speaker calibration and easy network hookup
    Cons:
    None yet
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    5 out of 5

    I like it!

    Written By Bwket, Nashville, TN on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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    Great little receiver. I especially like the wireless networking. On screen guide is really well laid out. Bluetooth is really convenient too.
    Pros:
    Great price, lots of features, setup guide easy to follow.
    Cons:
    None.
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    5 out of 5

    Like my new STR-DN1050

    Written By mhobart, Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, July 11, 2014
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    I had an existing several year old Sony receiver with a small number of HDMI v1.3 connections. It worked fine but was overloaded with inputs and could not pass 3D HDTV signals.
    Pros:
    Quite versatile, supports both WiFi and ethernet, Apple Airplay, Bluetooth, and Near Field Communications (NFC, I haven't tested that). Adequate power. Zone 2 support for HDMI sources allows additional HDMI media players to be routed to my old receiver now in my bedroom. Decent remote, less cluttered than earlier models. Supports apps on both IOS and Android. IOS app easy to use (don't have Android device to test that one). Decent FM/AM performance (but I am in area of good reception).
    Cons:
    USB support only for FAT16/FAT32, no support for the near-universal exFAT and the reasonably common NTFS. Rather skimpy printed documentation and pdf version of online help requires digging around for it. Versatility offered leads to some complexity (e.g. Zone2 output requires making settings in two locations). For some reason when Zone2 turned on CEC is disabled.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    STR DN1050

    Written By BIGBADCANE, USA on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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    Awesome unit, glad I waited to buy this one instead of the 1040. It works well with my second zone speakers.
    Pros:
    Easy setup, sound calibration is easy to use. Bluetooth and phone app works really well Great control features, the sound is incredible
    Cons:
    I wish the wifi signal was a little stronger, I placed the unit in a TV stand and the cabinet blocks the signal to the receiver. My PS4is in the cabinet but my network signal isn't affected..
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony STR-DN1050

    Written By Anonymous, Stillwater, OK on Thursday, June 26, 2014
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    Excellent product top to bottom.
    Pros:
    Easy setup with numerous inputs and great sound.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    AV reciever

    Written By Rodger, Kent, WA on Thursday, June 26, 2014
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    Great sound and extreme versatility coupled with easy installation make this a great product even for the Electronics novice.
    Pros:
    Easy set up, wireless capability extreme versatility and great sound.
    Cons:
    Have to go online to get a proper set up guide.
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Very good

    Written By Max, Long Island, NY on Friday, June 06, 2014
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    Ordered this and very happy with it. The main reason I got it because of Zone 2 with HDMI and bluetooth. Works great.
    Pros:
    Many to list: zone2, bluetooth, multiple HDMI out, component (for my other projector)
    Cons:
    I wish it output the Component in Zone2 with audio. It only outputs video but not audio. Perhaps it does and that I may not have been able to figure it out.
    2 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    Does this receiver come with speakers ?????? [ kndll31  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Staff  Aug 27, 2014 ]
    I have read reviews for this product that their is either firmware or hdmi problems. Has anybody had an issue with this? [ Matt  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    • I have the unit for several months and I have not had any issues. The only problem I have had (self inflicted) was that I have my unit inside a entertainment center and the wi fi antenna is enclosed in the wood cabinet so the signal was weak. So I drilled a hole large enough for the antenna to stick out and the problem was solved and the firmware updates easily now. [ LOUIS   Aug 19, 2014 ]
    • No. I have not had any HDMI or firmware problems with this receiver. All of my equipment (TV and Blu-ray player), except for my Hooper DVR, is by Sony. Everything is hooked up to the receiver with HDMI cables and it all works flawlessly. But initially to make the HDMI work properly, I did have to go into the receiver "Settings" / "HDMI Setting" and turn the Control for HDMI "On" and Pass Through "On" because that was not the default for the receiver out of the box. [ MICHAEL R.   Aug 19, 2014 ]
    • You may want to take a look at the dedicated forum for the 850/1050 at AVSforum (look it up, Crutchfield will not allow URL references) There are a number of users with the unit who are willing to share their experiences and offer help. I've had no problems with the hdmi or the firmware in my use with the unit. I've connected the following via hdmi: Oppo BDP-93, Samsung BD-UP5000, Sony BDP-S5100, Roku 3, Apple TV. Output to a Vizio M501d-A2R (used for both 2D and 3D). I've also connected composite TV from an older cable box (which the Sony upgrades to 1080p HDMI). I have also used the various HDMI inputs to my older amplifier via the Zone 2 HDMI output. Audio Return Channel (ARC) from the TV output HDMI also works. I had no problem with the unit upgrading to the latest firmware over the internet. I don't use Spotify myself but others report that it is not yet supported by the firmware. I would guess (note) that you are asking based on the user reviews online. I have not seen any other comments about HDMI issues at the AVSforum or in magazine reviews. (Though obviously I might have missed those). Regards, Mike H. [ MICHAEL   Aug 19, 2014 ]
    • I've had mine for a couple of months with no problems of any kind. [ BEN   Aug 19, 2014 ]
    Does this unit have a blue multi-channel indicator light on the front panel? [ Nancy  Jun 30, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    • I don't know what a multi-channel indicator light is, but I don't seem to have a blue light anywhere. Sorry I couldn't be more help. [ TIM   Jul 03, 2014 ]
    • Sorry I have not yet setup my I am waiting for the 7.1 surround sound speakers. [ LUIS   Jul 02, 2014 ]
    • Unfortunately the STR-DN1050 does not have the blue multi-channel indicator light on the front panel. And yes it does indicate on the scroll messaging display when in the multi-channel mode!! [ JEFFREY M   Jul 02, 2014 ]
    • No, I only see a green light indicator. I see the multi channel indicator on the display screen. [ LOUIS   Jul 01, 2014 ]
    • The STR-DN1050 does not have the big blue light and speaker diagram of older Sony models (such as the DG-910 which it replaced). It does initially have a large scrolling display showing what it is receiving and decoding when the source format is changed (this is displayed for a few seconds). It also has a small led a the top of the display which lists the format which is being decoded (that is always on). I happen to have an Oppo BDP-93 which readily displays (via a button push) the format which is being sent from the Blu-ray player to the receiver, so if I have any questions about what sound format I have selected I usually just use that. I have never encountered an instance where the STR-DN1050 has not properly interpreted/decoded the sound format sent to it. I must admit that I liked the old style where one could just glance at the receiver from across the room to ensure that the blue light was on, but I am not greatly inconvenienced by the new arrangement. I appreciate the extra features of the STR-DN1050. [ MICHAEL   Jul 01, 2014 ]
    Hi I have an old Sony that has zone A &B that you can either listen to zone A or B alone or together. Can this product do the same? Mine is dying and Need 7.2 now. If not can anyone suggest one that does have this option or what to do? Thanks [ Donna  Jun 16, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Greg Staff  Jun 16, 2014 ]
    Can the 1050 send the same signal simultaneously to more than one HDMI output? [ Hutton  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    • Yes. It works with the HDMI with Zone2. [ MAQSOOD   Jun 09, 2014 ]
    • I have not tried this so I can't say for sure but based on the example shown on page 172 of the Sony's help guide (that is available online), it appears that the STR-DN1050 could do that since it has multiple HDMI outputs. [ MICHAEL R.   Jun 09, 2014 ]

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    AudioQuest Forest High-speed, low-jitter CAT-7 Ethernet cable (3 meters/10 feet)
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    AudioQuest Pearl High-speed, low-jitter CAT-7 Ethernet cable (3 meters/10 feet)
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    AudioQuest Cinnamon High-speed, low-jitter CAT-7 Ethernet cable (1.5 meters/5 feet)
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    Monster Cable 400dfo Optical digital audio cable (1 meter/3.3 ft.)
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    AudioQuest Cinnamon OptiLink Optical digital audio cable (3 meters/10 feet)
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    CableTruth 303T Optical digital audio cable
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    AudioQuest Vodka OptiLink Optical digital audio cable (1.5 meters/5 feet)
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    AudioQuest VDM-A Coaxial digital audio cable (3 meters/9.9 ft.)
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    AudioQuest VDM-X Coaxial digital audio cable (2 meters/6.6 ft.)
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    AudioQuest VDM-3 Coaxial digital audio cable (1-meter, 3.3 feet)
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    Arista 18-5460 6-foot coaxial digital audio cable
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    AudioQuest Big Sur Stereo interconnect cable with RCA plugs (5 meters/16.4 feet)
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    AudioQuest Evergreen Stereo interconnect cable with RCA plugs (12 meters/39.5 feet)
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    Monster Cable Stereo Audio 200i Stereo interconnect cables with RCA plugs (2 meters/6.6 ft.)
    12 people say
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    AudioQuest Golden Gate Stereo interconnect cable with RCA plugs (2 meters/6.6 feet)
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    Monster Cable Stereo Audio 400i Stereo interconnect cables with RCA plugs (1 meter/3.3 ft.)
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    CableTruth 303A Stereo interconnect cable with RCA plugs (6 ft.)
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    AudioQuest Sydney Stereo interconnect cable with RCA plugs (3 meters/10 feet)
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    AudioQuest Boxer Subwoofer cable (2 meters/6.6 feet)
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    AudioQuest Irish Red Subwoofer cable (2 meters/6.6 feet)
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