7.2ch AV Receiver: The Sony STR-DN1020 AV receiver is
equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 100 watts (into 8-ohms, at
20-20khz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) and dual subwoofer preamp outputs
for a Dolby Digital/DTS home theater application. The receiver is equipped with
binding post speaker terminals for all speaker outputs - Front A, Center
Channel, Surround, Surround Back/Front Height/Front B. The Surround Back/Front
Height/Front B speaker terminals provide various amplifier configurations to
suit your home AV application.
- 7.2-Channel: 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.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz: You can enjoy vertical sound
effects if you connect two additional Front-Height speakers in Dolby Pro
Logic IIz mode.
- B-Speakers: If you are only connecting a 5.2ch speaker
system, you can use the Surround Back/Front Height/Front B channels as a
Speaker B output, allowing you to place a pair of speakers in another room
of the house.
- Bi-Amp: If you are not using the Surround Back/Front
Height/Front B channels at all, you can connect them to your front speakers
using a bi-amplifier connection (provides better sound quality for front
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.
Digital Inputs: The receiver has two optical digital inputs and one coaxial digital inputs
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
Audio Formats: This receiver supports the following audio
formats when connected to a Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, or Satellite
receiver/Cable box via HDMI or coaxial/optical digital connection.
Format ||Maximum #
of channels ||Connection
Digital ||5.1ch ||HDMI, Coaxial/Optical |
Digital EX ||6.1ch ||HDMI, Coaxial/Optical |
Digital Plus ||7.1ch ||HDMI |
TrueHD ||7.1ch ||HDMI |
|DTS ||5.1ch ||HDMI, Coaxial/Optical |
|DTS-ES ||6.1ch ||HDMI, Coaxial/Optical |
|DTS 96/24 ||5.1ch ||HDMI, Coaxial/Optical |
High Resolution Audio ||7.1ch ||HDMI |
Master Audio ||7.1ch ||HDMI |
Multi-Channel Linear PCM ||7.1ch ||HDMI |
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
Music/Movie Modes: You can take advantage of surround sound
simply be selecting one of the receiver's preprogrammed sound fields to bring
the exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters and concert halls into your
|Content Type ||Sound Field || Effect |
Movie: The Movie mode surround fields
provide exciting and powerful sound for a movie theater experience
in your home.
Each effect type has different reflection and reverberation sound
mixture levels and is optimized to match a listener's room
uniqueness, taste, and mood.
|Dynamic: Acoustically opens up
your room and provides a spacious and dynamic sound. |
|Theater: Mixes reflection and
reverberation sound creating the characteristics of a mastering
|Studio: Provides the accuracy of
the original recording. |
| Dolby Pro
Logic II Movie ||Converts 2-channel stereo recorded
audio into 5.1-channel for movie playback. |
| Dolby Pro
Logic IIx Movie ||Converts 5.1-channel and 2-channel
recorded audio into either 7.1-channel or 6.1-channel for movie
| Dolby Pro
Logic IIz Movie ||Brings a vertical aspect to the movie
sound field through the addition of left and right front-height
speakers. It decodes non-directional elements in the audio-mix and
reproduces them from the height-speakers, giving an enhanced sense
of depth and airiness to the movie sound field. |
| Neo: 6
Cinema ||Converts 2-channel stereo recorded
audio for 7-channel cinema playback. |
Music: The Music mode surround fields
provide exciting and powerful sound for a live concert experience in
|Hall ||Reproduces the acoustics of a
classical concert hall. |
|Jazz Club ||Reproduces the acoustics of a jazz
|Live Concert ||Reproduces the acoustics of a
300-seat live house |
|Stadium ||Reproduces the feeling of a large
open-air stadium |
|Sports ||Reproduces the feeling of sports
|Portable Audio ||Reproduces a clear enhanced sound
image from your portable audio device. This mode is ideal for MP3
and other compressed music.
|Dolby Pro Logic II
Music ||Converts 2-channel stereo recorded
audio into 5.1 channel for music playback. |
|Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Music ||Converts 5.1-channel and 2-channel
recorded audio into either 7.1-channel or 6.1-channel for music
|Dolby Pr Logic IIz
Music ||Brings a vertical aspect to the music
sound field through the addition of left and right front-height
speakers. It decodes non-directional elements in the audio-mix and
reproduces them from the height-speakers, giving an enhanced sense
of depth and airiness to the music sound field. |
|Neo:6 Music ||Converts 2-channel stereo recorded
audio for 7-channel music playback. |
Headphone: You can only select the following
sound fields, if your headphones are connected to the receiver.
|Headphone (2ch) ||This mode is select automatically if
you use headphones when 2ch Stereo mode or AFD mode is selected.
Standard 2-channel stereo sources completely bypass the sound field
processing and multichannel surround formats are downmixed to
2-channels except LFE signals. |
|Headphone (Direct) ||Outputs the analog signals without
processing by the tone or sound field control. |
Two Channel Modes: The Sony receiver offers the following
two-channel audio modes:
| Two Channel Mode || 2-Channel Audio Effect |
|Two Channel Stereo
||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. |
|Two Channel Analog
Direct ||Amplifies the source without any processing, only
the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active |
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC): The Sony
STR-DN1020 is equipped with 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, 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.
Manual Speaker Setup: The Manual Speaker
Setup menu allows you to set the size, distance from your seating position, and location of the speakers
connected to the receiver. The following adjustments are available:
- Speaker Pattern: 2/0 to 5/2.1
- Speaker Size:
Front, Center, Surround, and Surround-Back (Large or Small)
- Speaker Distance: Front, Center, Surround,
Surround-Back, and Subwoofer (3'3" to 32'9", in 1' intervals)
- Crossover Frequency: Sets crossover point for speakers set to small
(40-200 Hz, in 10 Hz steps).
- Level Adjustment: The receiver employs a test tone with a frequency centered at 800Hz
which allows you to adjust the speaker levels and balance while listening to
the audible tone from your listening position. You can adjust the level of
all the connected speakers and subwoofer from -10 dB to +10 dB, in 0.5 dB
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.
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.
Equalizer: You can adjust the
tonal quality (bass and treble level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB,
in 1dB steps.
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
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).
Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all
the speakers are automatically muted.
6 HD Inputs: The Sony
STR-DN1020 is equipped with four HD inputs. Four HDMI 1.4 inputs (up to
1080/24p capable) let you connect a high-definition satellite receiver, Blu-ray
Disc player, and game system for high definition video and audio. Two component
inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.
- HDMI: The receiver is equipped with four HDMI (v.1.4)
inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components. All four HDMI inputs are capable of carrying uncompressed
digital audio and 3D 1080p video There is also an HDMI (v.1.4) output
which supports the ARC function that feeds audio/video signals to an HDTV.
- HD Component Video: This unit 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.
HDMI Upconvert/Upscale (1080p): The Sony AV receiver's HDMI
upconvert/upscale function improves image quality of analog connected devices to
near HD. Analog connected device signals (component/composite: 480i) are
converted to digital, upscaled, and output via HDMI (up to 1080p), making one cable connection from the receiver to your TV possible.
Note: Requires connection via HDMI cable (sold
separately) to equivalent HDTV. Upconverted image and sound quality will
vary depending on source.
3D-Ready: The Sony STR-DN1020 is compatible with 3D-ready Blu-ray
disc movies, video games, and other 3D content through its HDMI (v.1.4)
Note: 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.
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 .
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
x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a
wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature
to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Deep Color: The Sony receiver also supports Deep Color which
allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised. The
number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216
colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be
expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the
gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits,
continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. For the Deep Color
feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported only when
source product, HDMI cable, media and HDTV all support those features.
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. A/V Sync can be done automatically or manually.
- HDMI Auto: The time gap between audio output and visual display
for the TV connected via HDMI will be adjusted automatically based on the
information from the TV. This feature is available only when the TV supports
the A/V Sync function.
- Manual: The delay can be adjusted from 0 to 300ms (in 10 ms
Front A/V Input: The Sony STR-DH-720 is equipped with a front-panel
A/V input which consists of a composite video input and stereo audio RCA jacks.
Network Connection: The Sony STR-DN1020 A/V receiver
features a rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45) port which allows you to connect the
receiver to your home network. By connecting the A/V receiver to your home
network you are able to stream select Internet Radio services and audio/video
media stored on your window-based PC to your home audio system. The Sony A/V
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
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.
- LAN Cable (CAT5): A LAN cable (CAT5) is required for
Music Services: You can listen to select music services offered on the
internet with this receiver. You'll be able to enjoy the web's most popular internet radio services from
Slacker, vTuner, and many more - from this ever growing list of content providers
(as of June 2011). The STR-DN1020 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.
- 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 Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites.
- Slacker: Slacker is a free, personalized Internet radio service
that lets you choose the music you want to listen to. You can choose
Internet radio stations by genre, or create custom stations by Artist name
or Song title.
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.
DLNA Certified Media Player: By connecting the Sony STR-DN120 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-DN1020's media player function
supports Windows-based PCs only. If you have a Windows 7-based
computer, use the Windows Media Player 12 bundled with Windows 7. If you have a
Windows XP or Windows Vista-based computer, install Windows Media Player 11
software. The receiver supports the following media files.
|Linear PCM ||Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz, |
|MP3 ||Sampling Rate: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
Bit Rate: 32-320 kbps
|WMA ||Sampling Rate: up to 48 kHz |
Bit Rate: up to 385 kbps
|AAC ||Sampling Rate: 8, 11.025, 12, 16,
22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
Bit Rate: up to 576 kbps
Party Streaming: You can play music in other rooms
simultaneously by connecting Sony products which are compatible with DLNA and
the Party Streaming function.
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
A/V receiver tested featured software version 1.05 (as of June 2011).
Note: Visit the
Sony eSuport website for the latest software updates.
Sony Compatible USB Port: You can enjoy music from
select Sony USB devices (Walkman/MicroVault/NWZ-series) by connecting the device
to the receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) port. The Sony USB device must be
formatted with FAT16 or FAT32. You can playback the following
music files - MP3 (32-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), and AAC (48-320 kbps). The receiver can recognize up to 100 folders
and 100 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 46 of the AV receiver's Operating Instructions for
compatible Sony USB devices (Walkman/MicroVault/NWZ-series). Other USB
devices cannot be used on this receiver.
iPod/iPhone AV Dock: The Sony STR-DN1020 includes an iPod/iPhone dock
(TDM-iP30) which allows you to playback music and videos stored on your iPod/iPhone
through the Sony AV receiver. The iPod/iPhone dock connects to the receiver's
front-panel USB port and front-panel composite video input. The iPod/iPhone is controlled by the receiver's
remote, or you can continue to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or
touchscreen. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while docked (when
receiver is On).
- Music Playback: Using the included iPod/iPhone dock, you can
listen to music stored on your Apple iPod/iPhone through the Sony AV
receiver. The USB connection bypasses your iPod/iPhone's DAC and uses the
receiver's built-in DACs for better sound quality. Song/artist information
and elapsed time are displayed on the receiver's front-panel LCD or your
connected TV screen (via HDMI). You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's music
using the on-screen menu and remote control by Playlist, Artist, Album Genre,
Song, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You also have access to Repeat
(One/All/Off) and Shuffle (Songs/Albums/Off) functions.
- Video Playback: The included iPod/iPhone dock also lets you watch
videos stored on your iPod/iPhone through the AV
receiver and your connected TV (via HDMI). Your
iPod/iPhone's video will be upconverted from the receiver's front-panel
composite video input to the receiver HDMI output to your connected TV. You can access
Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, and Rented Movies stored on your
iPod/iPhone using the receiver's on-screen menu and IR remote control
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: Using the included iPod/iPhone dock,
the Sony STR-DN1020 AV receiver supports the following iPod/iPhone models and
functions (as of March 2011).
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video Out || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.01 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || 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 receiver and your iPod/iPhone to
regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert
to the older software version or wait until a newer software update
Dual Zone: In addition to the main listening room, you can
also enjoy audio/video playback from a different source in another room (Zone 2) of
your home using the receiver's Zone 2 Line Output.
Zone 2 Line Output: The receiver's Zone 2 Line Output consists of a
composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks. By using the line-level outputs on
the Sony STR-DN1020, you can connect an external receiver or integrated
amplifier, and video monitor in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1ch
surround in the main room and 2ch stereo playback of a different audio/video
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 (audio/video)input
sources are processed through Zone 2.
Note: You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for your
main room and Zone 2.
Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital, HDMI, Network, and
USB audio sources are not output to Zone 2.
AM/FM Tuner: The STR-DN1020 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.
SIRIUS Satellite Ready (optional): The optional
SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit (item number
220SCH2P, both sold separately) allows you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio
through the receiver, you can search Sirius radio stations by channel number,
category, or direct tuning; you can also choose to display the channel name,
channel number, category, artist name, song title, or composer. You can store up
to 30 Sirius channels as presets.
On-Screen Display: You can set-up and control the A/V
receiver with its intuitive on-screen graphical user interface (GUI). The OSD
will output through the receiver's HDMI output.
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.
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 30 minutes when you do not operate the receiver or when
there is no signal input to the receiver.
Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote (RM-AAP063) 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. You can also
change the initial settings of the input buttons on the remote control to suit
the components in your system.
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
- 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.
iPod touch/iPhone Remote Control: Download the free "AV
Receiver Remote" app to your iPhone® or iPod touch® and turn it into a versatile
remote - control the receiver, access music, search entertainment and more.
Note: Application must be downloaded from the iTunes application
store. Requires that the AV Receiver and the iPhone or iPod touch be
connected to the same home network with the iPhone or iPod touch 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.
Bravia Widget Control: You can connect the Sony STR-DN1020 to select
Sony 2011 televisions and experience an integrated user interface on-screen;
enabling on-screen feedback and control function.
Note: Can be used only when receiver is connected to a Sony EX620, EX630, EX720, EX820, EX830, NX830, HX820, HX830, or HX930 series
Bravia HDTV via HDMI cable (sold separately).