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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for beginners, easy and plenty of features!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons

    This is a great receiver if you just getting into the home theater, plenty of features, 6 HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI inputs, 7 on-board amplifiers make it a great choice! Setup is extremely easy and detailed wiring instructions are available in the manual as well as on-screen guide, you could get it all setup in less than 30 minutes. There are the biggest advantages: 1) Great streaming capabilities - receiver supports Apple AirPlay, Google Chromecast Audio (it could be also controlled with Google Assistant) and Spotify (premium Spotify subscription is required). AirPlay support includes synchronous playback in multiple rooms. 2) Receiver supports all existing High Definition Audio formats - DSD, DTS-MA, Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X 3) Very easy automatic speaker setup and configuration. 4) 2 zones are supported, this receiver can power total of 7 speakers at the same time, so if you enable zone 2 - your 7.1 or 5.1.2 speaker configuration would become 5.1 5) great networking options - Ethernet or WiFi connections supported 6) Bluetooth could work in transmitter mode! This means that you can stream music from your receiver to the bluetooth speaker or headphones! Few negative points: 1) First and the biggest one - this receiver is not as powerful as many would like. First thing I do when I consider a new receiver - I flip it around and look at the power supply rating, this receiver states 240W. Let's assume 30W of power is needed for receiver itself and pre-amp, which leaves just 30W of power available per channel if all channels are driven. That is not enough if you have big tower speakers, however if you only using bookshelf speakers in the small room - it could work for you. User manual does not list power rating for 8Ohm speakers, only figure you see is for 6Ohm 2 channels driven at 0.09% THD and receiver would supply 100W per channel. But where are the figures for 8Ohm? This is not unique to Sony, most of the receiver manufacturers tend to over inflate power ratings. Ideally I would like to see power with 0.09% THD all channels driven into 8Ohm. 2) 4Ohm speakers won't work with this model 3) If you have a turntable - you will need to use it's own phono pre-amp or external phono pre-amp, this receiver does NOT have an internal PHONO pre-amp. 4) Manual EQ settings are almost non-existent - you get 2 sliders: Bass and Treble, no actual frequency bands. No EQ settings for the subwoofer channel at all. 5) Receiver is a little sluggish to react to it's own remote, there is a noticeable delay between button press and reaction. 6) No pre-amp outputs for the main channels, only for zone 2 and subwoofer 7) Included remote is fairly simple and central arrow keys seem to rattle. Overall: this Receiver would work great if you use it with small bookshelf speakers and you like things to get setup automatically for you. However advanced users may want to look at the different model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent AVR

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    With countless hours upon hours of research for the right AVR we decided to go with this unit. Perfect for our system. Does exactly what is expected from ease of use to excellent performance movie after movie!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hello Crazystranze,

      Thanks for sharing your experience so far with your new STRDN1080 7.2 ch. Dolby Atmos Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver. You’re now able to experience true home theater sound without limitations. Once you take advantage of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound, combined with 4K HDR and HDCP 2.2 support, there is no going back! Be sure to take advantage of the flexibility of 6- in/2-out HDMI and multi-room listening, plus voice control powered by Google Home. Don’t forget our Phantom rear surround channels can transform your five-channel system into a seven- channel system too!

      Thank you for choosing Sony!
      David Sony_US

  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sony 4K Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Price

    Sony STR-DN1080 7.2 Channel Home Theater AV Receiver The update to the well received Sony’s STR-1070 is here and I think it has been worth the wait. The big news here is the addition of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. So for those lucky home theater fans that can add the additional speakers, they now have an affordable Sony to drive their smiles. Like the 1070 the 1080 fully supports 4K HDR and a long list of music file types. Everything is here for a modern home theater experience for now and well into the future. From my time with the receiver everything has worked very well. I did find the sound a little on the bright side but there are plenty of sound options so you can shape the sound to be warmer if that is more to your liking. If you not familiar with the all of the features in the STR-1080 then you're in for a long list. Highlights to me is the full Chromecast music streaming, not new to the 1080 but glad it was retained. I can walk in the door and pull up my streaming app and have music playing without ever touching anything but my phone. Sony recommends you install their SongPal app which has been renamed the Sony Music Center. You will want install the app as it does help with some of the settings on the receiver. One big disappointment that is very important to how I use my music library is it seems the sleep timer in the app is broke. You can set a timeout on the receiver but its global and starts the timer once the receiver is on. You won’t find a dedicated sleep button on the included remote. I encourage Sony to keep development of this app and fix and add additional features. I would like to just use the Sony app for all my music but it’s basic focus is the receiver and then link to your separate music app. The possibility of whole house audio is here but you will have to spend sometime setting it up. As much as I like this receiver I was expecting a better onscreen interface. The build quality of the remote is poor at best and it is very limited in its functions. In this receiver class you should get a full featured remote but that’s not found here. The onscreen interface starts out in the Home screen which is a dedicated button on the remote. This will be your launching screen to change receiver inputs, streaming music and radio stations, custom presets, sound effects, 2nd receiver zone controls, access your local network and the advanced settings screen. It works well but the option to play from a network folder and the advanced settings screen look dated and out of place for a receiver released in 2017. I was finally hoping for a real music player to access my saved network music files but it is a limited folder search without the advanced playback options it should support. The receiver setup was quick and maybe easier than any I have done. Sony uses a stereo mic so when you run the speaker calibration you don’t have to place the mic all over the room. Just place it in the most common sitting area run the wizard. For me, most of the speaker setup was correct. I did however have to change my speakers from large to small. This is a common problem with most receiver calibration routines so I knew to check. It had no issues connecting to my network from both its wired and wireless options. I think for most users this receiver has all the options you would need. For the higher end home theatres a step up to more speaker support might be where this receiver is limited. The Sony only supports two ceiling speakers for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding. In a small room this can still bring the joy of the rain falling on your head. Larger home theaters might want to have more speaker support. Overall this is a very nice home theater receiver that brings excellent audio and enough connection options to keep the dedicated busy but still easy for the novice to match up to that new 4K TV and its growing content.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful, and nicely designed

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Signal

    This receiver features the latest features in a nicely designed package. The menus are simple to use and everything is clearly labeled. It has many features built in to provide a great audio experience. It's phantom surround feature simulates 7.1 for those with 5.1 setups, which works well. I have a 7.1 setup, and was excited to try out the new Dolby Atmos format. My previous receiver didn't support it, so it's nice to hear what it offers, and it doesn't disappoint. I haven't had the opportunity to try the DTS X format yet, but I'm satisfied knowing that with this receiver, I'm prepared for any new format. If you're looking for some quick Dolby Atmos demos, Dolby has a Windows 10 app you can download that has some short demo videos. They are pretty cool, and provide a nice glimpse of what's possible. If I had any complaints, I would like to have a couple more HDMI inputs. Also, it seems like it sometimes is a bit slow to show the video signal when switching inputs. Maybe this is just a software thing that can be addressed. It's not a huge problem, just something that could potentially be improved. Another nice feature, for me at least, is this receiver isn't as physically large as my previous receivers. The physical depth is quite a bit shallower than others I've owned. Pros: Future-proof with 4K, HDR, 3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS X support. Phantom surround (7.1 simulation for 5.1 setups), Nice interface. Smaller physically than previous receivers. Cons: Slower input switching, Wouldn't mind more HDMIs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Capable receiver for network audio and HDMI source

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons

    This is the 2017 successor of the DN1070 (I'm upgrading from an STR-DN1040). The main improvement being support for Dolby Atmos. In Atmos format, instead of indicating which speaker the audio comes from, it contains the position where the sound comes from; the receiver is then calibrated with the speakers it has and dives them accordingly. This receiver supports various combinations of speakers from stereo to 7.2 (.2 is up to two subwoofers), and up to 7 main speakers, plus bi-amp. It also supports a second audio zone with stereo pre-amp and powered speakers. The second HDMI output can be configured as aither part of the primary or as a third zone (HDMI Zone). So two HDMI outputs, and six HDMI inputs. All the HDMI inputs are now in the back. All 6 HDMI 2.0a inputs support 4K, HDR, HDCP 2.2. Sound: I like the sound produced by this receiver. Sound is much more clear and crisp compared to older Sony units. Sound is very neutral and has extensive calibration options. It holds up well with either low volume or when playing loudly. Connectivity: Is where this receiver shines. Start with an audio processor that can decode any source up to 192 KHz and 24-bit, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, so it plays UHD discs, and audio sources like DSD, Wav, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, MP3, etc. It supports Bluetooth input and output, and can pair a phone or headset using NFC. It also supports the new LDAC BT codec for high-res audio over BT. Pressing a button on the remote can transmit audio to BT headphones instead of the speakers (ie for night listening), or to receive audio from a phone or tablet. Very nice. Network connectivity: - One of the few receivers to support Spotify Connect. - Apple Airplay (Audio) works nicely: Shows the song information and cover image on the TV (The name of the song is not displayed on the receiver's own display however) - The play controls on the remote also work on the receiver and volume can be controller from either iPhone or the receiver. - Google's Chromecast( audio only): Works very well. For example, listening ESPN radio from the TuneIn app, can close the app on the phone and still works through the receiver, so the audio goes straight to it. Also paired with no issues with our Google Home, which can also control the volume. It also supports grouping so multi devices can play the same chromecast source (Create a group on the Google Home app). Name of the song shows up on the TV and play/pause controls works with Chromecast sources, even when as part of a group. - DLNA: To complete the network sources, it supports DLNA, which also supports DLNA Party mode, which Sony calls SongPal. So using the SongPal app on a phone or tablet (Android and iOS), can link multiple DLNA devices together to play the same music, for whole home audio. There are two Android/iOS apps from Sony that work with the receiver: "Video & TV Sideview" is mostly for video sources, and can be used as a remote control (Over Wi-Fi). SongPal is for music and instead of a traditional remote control it's organized for streaming different audio sources to the receiver. It controls volume and other audio features. Interface: Same as Sony receivers for the past few years. Sony has the best interface with intuitive graphics and appropriate on-screen descriptions. The volume controls and other features show up on the screen (unlike other models that wouldn't display volume bars when playing a video). The task based interface is very intuitive. Power usage: Leaving HDMI CEC on but Network standby off, when the receiver is on standby, uses 0.1 Watts (So almost nothing). Older Sony receivers used a lot more power in standby so this is a great improvement. When Network standby is on, the receiver is never truly off, so it still uses an (excessive) 25 to 30 watts, so end up disabling network standby (which allows a Chromecast, Airplay or SongPal to 'wake up' the receiver. It's not clear on the screen menu that it will use so much power when this feature is on. My older STR-DN1040 used a lot more power when HDMI CEC was enabled, so Sony fixed this issue. When the unit is on, it varies from 50 Watts and up, depending on what it's doing. It also supports HDMI pass-through when the unit is off, but didn’t test it, since I'm using the receiver with a projector so I need the receiver on. I'd estimate it will need to draw more power when on standby if HDMI pass-through is on. Sony isn't forthcoming on power usage, so I'm using a P3 'Kill-a-watt' to measure. Analog inputs/outputs: There are three stereo inputs, one digital coax and one optical input. There are two analog (composite) video inputs and one output. Then there is a stereo output (Labeled TV) and another set for Zone 2. The analog inputs don't seem to be assignable but the coax and optical are assignable. Audio calibration is easy and comprehensive. It includes a stereo mic to auto-calibrate with far more accuracy than previous models. Minor Caveats: - No AM radio, only FM with no RDS. Just basic FM, and there is a detachable pigtail antenna on the back. - None of the HDMI ports support MHL (ie power over HDMI for some phones). - Not all the inputs are available through the remote control. Some inputs like Video1 require pressing Home or 'Watch' and navigating to the input. Harmony remotes don't have this issue and all the inputs are directly addressable, because Sony maintains the same remote codes through its line. In retrospect, having a few extra buttons on the remote would've been simpler. Just to make it clear, the receiver supports far more commands than what the remote has. An universal remote like Harmony can make use of all of the available IR codes. - 6 HDMI inputs is nice, but could use more. For example the 2014 version of this had 8 HDMI inputs. At least, moving all the HDMI ports to the back is more usable. - There are no pre-programmed sound fields. Older units had selectors for Stadium sound, concert halls, etc. Which would add extra echo to the sound. Since Sony is now concentrating on better sound and simplicity, it removed these somewhat gimmicky features. However it introduces 'Phantom Surround' that adjusts existing speakers to create the effects of having rear surround when using 5 speakers. Also note that it supports multi-channel output from stereo sources, so it can use all its speakers with stereo, or set it to use the front speakers only. - While Chromecast Audio, Airplay Audio, DLNA are useful and work very well on this, support for Chromecast video, Airplay video and Miracast would've been better. Overall, it's a great receiver, with clear, detailed sound, and will handle any HDMI or audio streaming source.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Receiver with features to suit any needs.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Features, Set up

    The first thing I noticed was how heavy this thing is. The box itself weighs about 21 pounds, so Id guess the receiver alone is easily 20 pounds. It has a ton of ports and inputs as well. It has 6 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs, 4 auxiliary inputs, 1 USB port, 14 speaker connection terminals, coaxial, antenna, a headphone jack, and more. Its total power is 1155 watts and 7.2 channels. Its dimensions are 16.9” wide, 13” depth, and 6” high. It also looks awesome. It has a nice finish of black and brushed metal. It will easily blend and compliment any entertainment system. The setup for my use was very easy. I connected my PS4 to the HDMI “game” port, and my XBOX One to the Video 1 input. Then connected the receiver to my TV via one of the two HDMI outputs. Powered on the receiver and it went right into the setup which was very simple. Just choose your language, then there are 2 optional setups for setting up the speaker calibration, then a setup of a Chromecast if you are using one. That was it. From there it was to the Home screen. The home screen is a very simple layout of tiles for choosing your inputs, or getting further into settings where you can tweak your settings for the more experienced, (Me being a novice I appreciated the simplicity of the initial set up). I chose the Game option and went it outputted my PS4 video and audio to my speakers. I also set it up to output the audio to my surround headset as well via the optical output on the receiver. The sound was excellent. And the receiver always displayed the audio format on the display so you can confirm your settings. The receiver supports surround formats such as DTS X and Dolby Atmos. It has built in Wi-Fi, 4K pass through and is compatible with HDCP 2.2. It has content support for Youtube, Napster, Pandora, Spotify and others. The remote is your basic remote with all the buttons you need. Its very simple and doesnt have so many buttons that it would get confusing. There are just enough shortcut buttons for easy use. This is an amazing and powerful receiver with a ton of features for your entertainment system needs. Highly recommended. Thanks for reading.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome AV Receiver

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    This Receiver is one of the Best Receivers out there for a 7.2 Channel with Hi-Res Audio Capable with 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos and DTS-X Compatible what more do you want

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great receiver at a great price

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    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Price, Set up

    I have been wanting to purchase a Sony receiver for a while now and I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I went all out and bought all Sony speakers, subwoofer and the receiver for a 7.1 surround system. The set up is really easy and the included setup microphone calibrates your surround sound based off your speaker locations. The UI is one of the better ones I have seen on surround receivers. There are 6 4K HDR compatible HDMI inputs and 2 output with ARC built in. If you are needing more ports than what your tv will provide, this receiver will be of great use. Make sure you upgrade to HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 to assure all your 4k devices work properly. You will need the higher bandwidth for 4k HDR, Dolby vision, ARC, etc. Sound quality is great. Apple Airplay, Spotify, and Chromecast are all built in. Make sure you buy high-quality speaker wire and banana plugs. All of the latest surround formats are supported including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Each speaker supports up to 165W for a total of 1155 watts. Wifi and Ethernet are both available for network connectivity Lastly, if you are a huge Sony fan, this is a must addition to your Sony entertainment system. The design is what I have come to expect from Sony. PS. There are many more features built into this receiver that I haven't mentioned. Please check out best buy and Sony's website for all the awesome features of this affordable high-end receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent 4K Reciever

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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Set up, Sound quality

    I have two Sony 4K TV's in the house and have quite a few 4K UHD Blu-Ray titles and so I'm always looking for ways to improve the experience of watching movies in 4K. If you want to get the most out of your 4K TV then you'll want to invest in a good set of speakers and use a 4K receiver such as the Sony STR-DN1080. The STR-DN1080 provides support for the standard 7.2 speaker setup although more expensive receivers can provide support for additional speakers. The receiver provides 165W of power per channel which should be more than enough for the average user and it supports several of the most recent advances in audio such as Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X. On the rear of the Sony STR-DN1080 you'll find a well designed set of inputs and outputs as well as the antennas for Bluetooth devices. There are six HDMI inputs as well as two HDMI outputs. On the audio side there are outputs for the front, center, surround, surround back, subwoofer and zone 2 speakers . The optical input also comes in handy and I personally use that for audio from a nearby desktop PC too. The reciever sounds awesome and was tested with some premium speakers in a 5.1 configuration. This reciever will certainly not disappoint. The only criticism I might have would be the remote control. It does what you need but it won't win any design awards. If it were slightly rounded it might feel better in the hand. I'd add a picture of that but unfortunately I'm limited to uploading two pictures and I figure most people would be more concerned with the reciever itself. If you want to see the remote control you can search online for the RMT-AA320U.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent High End Receiver

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    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Set up, Sound quality

    This is the best A/V receiver I have ever used. What I liked most was the ease of the set-up process. The user interface for this process made things so easy compared to previous experiences. It walked me through ideal speaker positioning, but went a step further and let me choose my exact speaker set-up for specific calibration. You can select how many speakers you are using (such as zero, 1, or 2 rear speakers) as well as whether or not a sub-woofer is being used. Another feature that I loved was the audio source auto-detection. When switching from watching a live broadcast program to using an app on my TV, the receiver identifies where the audio is coming from and switches to that input automatically. The built in Chromecast support made it easy for me to play music from my phone or tablet. I also appreciated the multiple zones this receiver allows for. I can play audio from any source inside, on my back porch, or in both locations at the same time. Sticking with their reputation for audio products, this Sony receiver was top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent choice for 4k HDR content

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    Set up, Sound quality

    This receiver is excellent and meets all my 4k HDR needs. I have a Sony 4k blu-ray player, a Playstation 4pro and a 4k HDR supported TV. This receiver allows me to pass through all the content to my TV so I only need 1 hdmi going to the TV. Incredible user interface makes it easy to set up and get the best sound no matter what speaker configuration. It also has built-in Bluetooth and wifi to access an abundance of other media. I highly recommend this receiver to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    extraordinary

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    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Set up, Sound quality

    The store did not have the 1080 in stock, however delivered to my home next day. ( a day earlier than promised) the set up of this unit was easy. I love the bi amp feature, made my JBL E90’s come alive. The onscreen programming is exceptional and sound is as good as it gets. If you’re in need of an a/v receiver this is the best option out there. Best Buy’s interest free financing made this purchase pain free. Very happy customer

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Sound

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I’m m really enjoying this system. Great quality sound. Im very pleased with this purchase.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Lowdown,

      Thank you for the 5-star rating! We are so pleased that STRDN1080 suits your needs. You’re now able to experience true home theater sound without limitations. Once you take advantage of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound, combined with 4K HDR and HDCP 2.2 support, there is no going back! Be sure to take advantage of the flexibility of 6- in/2-out HDMI and multi-room listening, plus voice control powered by Google Home. Don’t forget our Phantom rear surround channels can transform your five-channel system into a seven- channel system too! Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      David Sony_US

  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Replaced an Old Sony Receiver - Better Sound

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    I replaced an older model Sony surround sound receiver with this newer model. I needed to pass through HDR and Dolby Vision content to a new TV, which this is capable of. I didn't expect the sound to be so much better, but the processing is incredible, even with only 5.1 channels. Looking into adding 2 ceiling speakers to get Atmos effects now. The only downside is the receiver won't stay in Auto Direct mode, it wants to switch automatically to "Multi St." or "Dolby Surround". I much prefer less processing, so I have to keep switching it to direct for 5.1 channel sources. 5 stars if not for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Receiver works well with Sony TV

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    Major flaw is when you use headphones, it shuts off the main audio for others to hear. Also cannot use my wireless speakers due to transmitter must be plugged into headphone's outlet. When using wireless speakers you lose the use of the main sound system.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Lived up to my expectations.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I have been deciding and checking reviews for a year and finally decided on the str-dn 1080. it will help with future proofing when tech becomes more affordable and widely used. Also waited till it went on sale for $399.99 which is the lowest I've seen it priced.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cannot play audio from video source on 2nd zone

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    I bought this Sony Receiver because of its features and the good reviews. Generally it performs well but I have two issues with it: 1.) There are 2 zones that you can play independent audio on each. However you can only play audio & video on zone 1, but cannot play that same audio on zone 2. So, during football season when I have friends over and have a game on in the great room, I want to at have the audio for the game also play on my 2nd zone which is out on the lanai. However, the Sony engineers decided to save a few cents and not add another multiplexor circuit to allow the audio from the video source being played on the 1st zone to also be selected and played on the 2nd zone at the same time. 2.) Issue 2 - when initially starting to play any audio on the 2nd zone, if the volume is down below a level of 12-15 only the amplifier on the 2nd zone for the left speaker activates and plays, no sounds comes out of the 2nd (right) speaker unless I first crack the sound up to a volume level to over 20-22. Then the sound for the 2nd speaker kicks in (which is too loud). I can then reduce the volume back down to the 12-15 level and the sound stays on for both speakers. I have to do that every time.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    not the best remote

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    it doesn't work the best with the song Pal app that's not that great at all you can't get to all the inputs from the remote the user interface is a hassle I've had it for 5 months now and if I had the money I'd buy a different receiver

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best one to me

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    I tried the Denon 950 and 650 as well and the Sony just sounded the best to my ears for movies, gaming and music. And it was easy to set up and use. So I returned the other 2 and I love the Sony so far. I did tweet it a bit to make it sound like I wanted (versus just going w/ the auto calibration) but this one was the easiest of the 3 to adjust manually to me as well.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi mustelid,

      That's awesome! You’re now able to experience true home theater sound without limitations. Once you take advantage of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound, combined with 4K HDR and HDCP 2.2 support, there is no going back! Be sure to take advantage of the flexibility of 6- in/2-out HDMI and multi-room listening, plus voice control powered by Google Home. Don’t forget our Phantom rear surround channels can transform your five-channel system into a seven- channel system too!

      Thank you for choosing Sony!
      David Sony_US

  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    1st receiver

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This is my first receiver so don’t really know what to expect - the on screen menu can be glitchy - sometimes it wants to work and sometimes doesn’t. Biggest complaint is the radio antenna - don’t get a great signal and Sony uses a proprietary connection making it more difficult to extend the wire or connect to a coaxial cable antenna. Overall I think it is a good unit.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi TechIT,

      We appreciate the feedback regarding the STRDN1080. Update the software of your AV receiver. A firmware update improves the functionality and features of your device. It can provide fixes to any performance issues that may occur. If you need further assistance, please email us at socialsupport@am.sony.com with the following details:

      Name:
      Best Buy Username:
      Model Number:
      Issue:
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      Happy to help,
      David Sony_US

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