Network & Tuner Functions
7.2ch AV Receiver: The Sony STR-DN1030 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 Surround Back/Front channels provide different amplifier configurations to suit your home AV
- 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 in Dolby Pro
Logic IIz mode. 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 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
- 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
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC): The Sony STR-DN1030
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. You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's
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
Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic: The Sony STR-DN1030 AV
receiver features Dolby Digital and DTS-HD decoding, as well as offers Dolby Pro
Logic audio processing.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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 preamp 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 the following HD-D.C.S modes -
Dynamic, Theater, Studio, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Club, Live Concert,
Stadium, Sports, Portable Audio.
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.
Headphone Modes: The receiver offers two distinct headphone
- 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
- HP Direct: Amplifies the source without any processing,
only the volume and front speaker balance adjustments are active.
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.
Auto Volume adjusts 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).
Equalizer: You can adjust the tonal quality (bass and treble
level) of the front speakers from -6dB to +6dB, in 1dB steps.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Sony STR-DN1030 offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs: The receiver has two optical digital inputs
and one coaxial digital input (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
- Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The receiver is
equipped with binding post speaker terminals for all speaker connections.
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted. The
receiver offers two distinct headphone sound modes.
7 HD Inputs: The Sony
STR-DN1030 is equipped with five HD inputs. Five HDMI v.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 five HDMI v.1.4
inputs for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components. All five 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 (1080i): 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) are
converted to digital, upscaled, and output via HDMI (up to 1080i), making one
cable connection from the receiver to your TV possible. 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-DN1030 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.
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 Player.
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
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.
Front A/V Input: The Sony AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel
A/V input which consists of a composite video input and stereo audio RCA input.
Network & Tuner Functions
Network Connection: The Sony STR-DN1030 A/V 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 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
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
DLNA Certified Media Player: By connecting the Sony
STR-DN1030 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-DN1030'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
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.
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 7/24/2012). The STR-DN1030
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 Genre, Location, Language, 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-DN1030 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 A/V receiver tested featured software version s9025.1035.0 (as of
7/24/2012). 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. The receiver will also
charge your Sony USB device while connected to the front-panel USB port (0.5A).
Note: See page 55 of the AV receiver's Operating
Instructions for compatible Sony USB devices
(Walkman/MicroVault/NWZ-series). Other USB devices cannot be used on this
iPod/iPhone/iPad Connection: The Sony STR-DN1030 supports
audio & video playback of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad through its front-panel USB
port and AV input.
- Audio Playback: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel
provides convenient connection for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The USB
connection means that the digital audio signal from your iPod, iPhone, or
iPad is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference
and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your Apple device.
This results in more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your
iPod/iPhone's music via the system's on-screen menu and remote control, or
continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse
your iPod/iPhone's music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle
information and Album Art will display on your connected TV. Your
iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged (max. 0.5A) while connected.
- Video Playback: The Sony STR-DN1030's front-panel USB
port and front-panel A/V input can be combined to watch
video from select iPods/iPhones/iPads through Apple's composite AV cable
(sold separately). 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.
AirPlay Compatible: 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-DN1030, over your home network
connection. By downloading
Apple's free "Remote" application 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).
Note: 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 4.2 or later
installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony STR-DN1030 AV receiver supports the following iPod/iPhone models and
functions (as of 1/14/2013):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||AirPlay||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info |
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
On-Screen Menu (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. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component
video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display
when changing settings.
Dual Zone: In addition to the main listening room, you can
also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room (Zone 2)
of your home using the receiver's Zone 2 Line Output. By using the Zone 2 line-level outputs on
the Sony STR-DN1030, 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.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony STR-DN1030 offers built-in Bluetooth
version 2.1 + EDR with support for A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
and AVRCP 1.3 (Audio Video Remote Control Profile). You can stream audio from
your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the Sony STR-DN1030 and control basic
playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Reverse,
Next/Previous Track) from the A/V receiver's remote control. Metadata
(song/artist information) is not transferred via Bluetooth. You can pair up to
9 Bluetooth devices with the STR-DN1030 (but 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 STR-DN1030.
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-AAP078) 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.
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
Note: The Media & Network Audio Remote apps require that the Sony
A/V 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.