Sony - 1015W 7.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black

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This Sony audio-video receiver lets you enjoy room-filling Dolby surround sound and wireless streaming from apps with Bluetooth. Control playlists and volume right from your phone or tablet and automatically charge your phone while enjoying the entertainment. Set up complex sequences with the one-touch NFC connectivity for a seamless connection with this Sony audio-video receiver.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony 1015W 7.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver
  • Remote control
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • FM wire antenna
  • Calibration microphone
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2015 out of 2170)

Features


1015W total power

RMS Rating of 145W x 7 @ 6 ohms, 1kHz, 0.9% THD.

Surround sound decoders

Include DTS HD, Dolby TruHD, Dolby Digital+, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1/Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, Dolby Prologic, Dolby Prologic II/IIx, Dolby Dual Mono, 96k/24 bit PCM.

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration

During setup, place the included microphone where you will be seated and wait as the settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, placement of your speakers.

FM digital tuner

30 station presets lets you program your favorites for simple one-touch recall.

4 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output
HDMI cable not included.
High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full high-definition experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.

BRAVIA® Sync™

Lets you link compatible home theater components for simplified use.

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Overall customer rating

4.5
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Users guide horrible Very unfriendly Speaker wire almost impossible to Install Optical option did not work Returned and updated to a entry level pioneer elitmuch happierBlanco
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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Posted
    Kevin

    I have horrible experience with Sony product which I would like to share with you. I brought an AV centre (STRDH740) from Futureshop about 1.5 years ago. It functions well and I did not use it all the time. Few months back, the unit goes to protection and shuts down by itself. I took every connection in the back of the unit off and then tried again to ensure is not some other electronic equipment that was short. It is confirm that the unit is shutdown by itself. I phoned the Sony Customer Information Service Centre (1-800-222-7669) and informed that is the unit is broken. They send me to one of the authorized repair centre in our city which only 2 authorized repair centre for the whole Canada. During our conversion to the Customer Information Service representative, I asked do I need to confirm with the authorized repair centre and the representative said no need to do it. After I arrived the repair centre and they said they do not get any Sony product for last 5 years and they will not do any repair for Sony. I had to travel back to home without any repair and waste an hour of my time. I phoned to the Sony Customer Information Service again and informed the representative this is the case. They said they have to talk to manager and get back to me next day. Next day, no one call me at all. After 2 days later, representative called and informed me to mail the unit to Ontario and they will pay for the shipping. I asked for a box to protect the unit and they said they do not send box out. I make a box with some protection and mailed it out. After more than 3 weeks later, Representative from Sony called to let me know the unit was damage physically and he let me know that the USB port was damage. They are responsible to fix the USB. I told him to just fix the unit as much as you can and representative told me that Sony will fix the unit as much as he can under the warranty but he will email me the phone number for the authorized repair centre; but the representative never email me the phone number. I was very busy with my other stuff so I just wait for them to call me back. 2 weeks ago (Oct 2016) the repair centre called me and asked that they need me to determine is the USB getting fix or not. He said that it charge $45 to open the case and additional to get the USB fix. I told him I do not used USB at all, so just fix what is in the warranty and mail it back. He said he will mail it out right away. Last week, I got it back with nothing being fixed at all. I phoned the Sony Customer Information Service again for the third time; the representative said the warranty is void because it is damage. I told him that has not physical damage when I mailed it out in the first place and also the damage is not caused by physical and you should at least fix “goes to protection and shuts down”. I also told him that I asked for the box which you did not provided and the postal of the unit was provided by you. He told me the unit will not be fixing by Sony at all. I asked for address to mail complaint, he told me that he is logging the complaint as now and will not give me the address. Sony used to be a good company with good product but this experience taught me not to buy Sony at all. I just want to share my experience with everyone and please do not buy Sony with OK product but not care Customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Kevin,
      Please send us more details about your concern at socialsupport@am.sony.com so we can further assist you.
      Thanks,
      >Joffrey sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Confusing setup

    Posted
    DavidH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Recently we got a new 4K television. I had all my devices connected to that television just as I did my old Samsung HDTV and then the sound was fed to my old Sony 5.1 receiver via an optical audio cable. It sounded good, however every 4-5 minutes the audio would cut out and then come back on – the receiver would display a message about DTS/PCM. It didn’t matter if we were watching DirecTV, using an app on the TV (Netflix/Hulu/YouTube) or playing Xbox – regardless of the source of the video, the sound would cut in and out. After doing some research I found that the signal from the TV to the receiver was somewhat of a mismatch. The receiver didn’t have any HDMI ports on it – so the only way to get audio to it was by way of an optical audio cable. So, as we upgraded our TV, we didn’t plan on it but were pretty much forced to upgrade our receiver too. As my old Sony unit was about 15 years old and going strong, I opted to go with another Sony receiver. I will say, that when I first got everything hooked up and plugged in – turned it on, the sound was horrible. I was extremely disappointed. I spent some time going through the on screen (TV) settings menu, and found an ‘Easy setup’ menu. I plugged in the microphone that’s supposed to optimize the sound and ran through that wizard. When it was finished, it still sounded horrible. I then started going through the manual which was all but useless cause it doesn’t explain ANYTHING about the advanced settings. I found a menu to which I can change the decibel level of each speaker (2 fronts, center, 2 rears, and subwoofer) as well as manually enter an estimated distance from the optimal seat in our living room. After about 45 minutes of tinkering with this I finally have it sounding close to what my old Sony receiver sounded like. What I absolutely hate about this receiver is there is no bass/treble adjustments for the satellite speakers as there was on my old receiver. There also is no balance, however to combat this you just adjust the decibel level of each speaker. Don’t let my review steer you away cause it does sound good, but coming from an old Sony receiver to this one – you’re going to be extremely frustrated. There were a few times where I just wanted to box it up and take it back. What is severely lacking here is some sort of documentation on how to manually adjust the sound settings. Would I recommend this to a friend? If my friend was patient and somewhat tech savvy, yeah. Would I recommend this to my mom? Not a chance in the world – she would never be able to figure it out and would just settle for very bad sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi DavidH,
      We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you.
      >Joffrey sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    truly awesome near fully featured best bang 4 buck

    Posted
    Mako
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've had this for about 6 months now, I've used it every single day. i many use it in 5.1 with the 2016 Sony speaker line, but not the towers. I only have the satellite speakers, and use 4 of them for front A&B and back A&Bm, with an older Sony center speaker (unmarked, cannot find online) but from what I've heard, the matching center speaker is excellent. my subwoofer is the 8 inch Yamaha 2016 model, I paired it with satellite speakers because of room restrictions. its cable of 7 speakers and two subwoofers all at once, and the surround sound truly is awesome AND the easiest to use I've ever seen. it comes with a microphone that you plug in the front, and run a 30 second program while holding the microphone in your hand (I do it holding it close to my head) and the speakers play a tune that the microphone picks up, and judges the placement of the speakers and the distance from the microphone - automatically calibrating the surround. I've tested this, and put has always been within 6 inches of its measurement; Example - receiver said my rear rights surround speaker was 7' 8" from the microphone(my sitting position), and it was actually 7' 9". its quite accurate, and most of all its simple and fast. plenty of inputs - 4 hdmi in and 1 hdmi out, all of them 2.2 and capable of 4k HDR and 3D passthrough, with the receiver turned on or off. 2x component inputs and 1 output that is just a simple passthrough - no hd upscaling at all which I prefer(most new tvs do upscaling already). theres also 1 coaxial, and 1 optical input. I have tested all of them, and they all work perfectly every time. theres is a 1/4" headphone out jack not he front, a USB out for maintenance, and the calibration microphone I mentioned earlier. the sound of course is the most important, and boy does it sound awesome. I have yet to turn it up past 65(I don't know how high it goes) and 65 was only to test how loud it got and it was way, way too loud for any normal situation. it was loud, VERY loud, but there was literally zero noticeable distortion. with the speakers I mentioned and the subwoofer, there was zero detectable distortion even at super high volume. the surround sound setting are awesome, and they do exactly what they are supposed to and do it well. I personally think surround sound has a long way to go, but thats not the receiver thats dolby and company. the receiver receives signals, and interprets them as well as you would expect and it has never malfunctioned in 6 months of daily use(8-12 hours daily). one stereo mode 2.1, it sounds absolutely amazing. bass(very adjustable, to the point I think you can even subtract bass from the source or amplify it 50x). mids are solid, nothing is missing. trebles are crisp and clear, and don't miss a beat. all of it sounds awesome, especially at this price point. the build quality is outstanding, and solid. of course, its shell is aluminum I think so its not exactly superman strength but it is just a stereo - you place it, set it up and leave it. the case is very solid for what it is though, and the inputs/outputsd are VERY durable. I have for years obsessed over flimsy, cheaply made power cords and the way the cords like to wiggle loose over time(often not much time at all) and sap working. for example, you buy a tablet in 2010 and three months later it won't charge anymore because the power port is loose. that is not the case here, these ports are beastly. I'm careful, but even if I wasn't I think it could withstand quite a bit of mishandling. don't worry about build quality here, Sony outdid themselves in that department. Remote is okay. there are a ton, and I mean a TON of things this remote can do but the problem is they don't do a great job explaining it. its in the instructions yes, but I think they missed a huge opportunity here. when you calibrate the surround sound, you do it by connecting the receiver to your video source using an hdmi cable. you have to change the channel on your video source to the input you have your receiver connected to, so you can go through the menu and calibrate it. the problem here is this - thats the only thing this menu allows you to do, is calibrate it. they could have added the full, entire receiver menu to this screen and you could scroll through it like a computer, adjusting what you want to adjust without searching for it with the remote on the receivers LCD screen one line at a time. the little LCD screen is pretty small, some of the letters are 1/8" so you have to get up to it to read it. why not keep that there, but ALSO allow you to adjust things on the video source screen on the same menu as calibration? it would have made adjusting its 1000 settings easier. there are tons of sound modes, dolby and dts being the main ones; but its all of the little settings that I wish I could change easier. you can manually adjust the bass, mids, and treble on each speaker as well as increase or decrease its overall volume, or 'distance' from the listener. eq's, hdmi settings etc between all of it, to be able to use a bigger screen to adjust would have made this a 5 star product. overall, this is an outstanding value. I got it on black Friday 2016 for 199.99, which makes it an absolute steal. for 349.99, Id still say its worth it in fact I was coming to the page to buy it at full price(after hearing it at my dads) when I saw it was almost HALF PRICE. you can believe it was a thoughtless decision, one that makes every single day better with tis awesome performance. oh yeah, it does bluetooth input too. my setup is this and the speakers mentioned, Samsung ku6300 40", ps4 pro, sennheiser rs 195 on a rs 175 base with rs 185 ear cups (the best combination), and a MacBook Air latest model. these things do literally every thing I need entertainment wise, at home anyway. don't hesitate, this is an excellent receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Mako,
      We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I'll pass what you've said onto the proper department. Thank you for choosing Sony.
      >Joffrey sony_US

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    Posted
    Rmfalche

    I had high expectations for this product given the brand, specs and price point of this receiver. I have been highly dissastified with it's performance. When it was functioning as it should, it was decent quality, but unfortunately that wasn't often enough. During the first couple months it would turn off unexpectedly while watching a program or listening to a record. Which is extremely inconvenient when hosting and entertaining. Then after a little while longer the HDMI board just went down and I couldn't even connect to the TV anymore. So I sent it in for repair. Apparently there is only one tech shop for Sony and it's on the east coast. Since I live on the west coast, it took a week to get there and a week to get back plus repair time. This was the only option. So on a Saturday I had to box it up and send it out. When I received the item back, despite the sheet taped to the hardware which said everything had been replaced, it stopped functioning again in the same exact way mere weeks later. When I called back Sony was extremely apathetic and wanted to do nothing to offset the inconvenience, just offered to have it sent in again. So I'm sending it in for the second time within a couple of months. The reason this is so longwinded is because I want to review this as a Sony product as well and all that's entailed with owning a sony product. Their customer service department isn't helpful and are not quick to take reviews just want to band aid their products like they did with this product for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality control and bad parts

    Posted
    Eyemeasure
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been using this receiver since 11/24/17. From the first moment that I plugged it in, there is a noticeable hum coming from the top of the unit. You can heat it 5 feet away. My entire family hears it. I tried all of the solutions from Sony support. I even disconnected it from all the wires and plugged it in at different levels of my house. The noise is still there. It is probably coming from the power supply. It was a big mistake on my part not to have returned it to Best Buy. When I called Sony support the first time, the tech told me that it was normal. What was strange was that he did not ask for any information like they normally do. It was a big mistake to listen to this tech. I missed the 2 week return window. I just sent it for service yesterday. I could not take the hum noise anymore. I actually went to another Best Buy and plugged in the display unit. It was totally quiet. I am going to pursue this until I get my unit fixed or one that is quiet. The hum is unacceptable. I just hooked up my 25 year old Yamaha a/v received which works fine and make no noise. It is a pleasure to use it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Eyemeasure, We are sorry to hear this issue with this receiver. Our apologies for the inconvenience that this may have caused. We will forward this feedback to the right department. In this kind of issue, you can perform initial troubleshooting steps from this link to isolate this kind of issue:
      https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00028883
      https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00024757
      Regards, -Jay sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound...Not Great Picture

    Posted
    BiggestDTFanEver
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased a top of the line Sony 4k Ultra HD TV with 240hz refresh and High Dynamic Range so I decided to revamp my entire theater system. I love Sony and already have an older Sony theater system so I decided to upgrade to this receiver and use my already installed Sony speaker system. I was pleasantly surprised in some areas and also disappointed in other areas. Here are my breakdowns: Happy- The system is easy to use once set up. You can easily flip through your inputs without much confusion (TV, Cable, Blu Ray, etc). Disappointed- It's not easy to set up mainly because the speaker wire inputs in the back are difficult to access. It definitely took me longer than usual to get everything plugged in because of the layout. Happy- Sound quality is what you would expect from Sony. The thing cranks and maintains the integrity of the sound without distortion. Disappointed- The sub-woofer out is not powered. My speaker system does not have a powered sub-woofer because it was powered from the DVD player receiver that came with the system. I have to purchase a separate powered sub-woofer to go with this. Happy- The range of sound options exceeded my expectations. Whether I'm watching football, a movie, Netflix, or just music from my phone, I can find a great setting for fantastic sound. Disappointed- The video pass through is not true 4k Ultra HD. When watching a 4K UHD movie I couldn't tell any difference between 4k and standard HD. I thought this whole 4k thing was a crock. Then I decided to plug my Blu Ray player directly into my TV and just run the sound separately to the receiver and...wow! 4k is amazing! The same was the case for watching TV. The picture was much better when I ran my cable box directly to my TV and just sent the sound to the receiver. Optimal set up is to use this receiver for just that...a sound receiver and not to pass through video. My overall take on this receiver is if you are looking for a great 7.1 channel receiver that is easy to use, has great sound, and cranks volume...you can't beat it for the price and I certainly recommend it! If you are insistent on running the video pass thru with your receiver I would keep looking for a more expensive rig.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful receiver, great features and great price

    Posted
    Kinkoman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have never owned a receiver before so I can only give my opinion based on this product. This receiver has been amazing. I have been researching receivers for years and always talked myself out of purchasing any that I have looked at until this one. Everyone that comes over to my house has complimented me on the sound. Watching movies has been amazing. I use the 2 surround speakers in bi-amp mode to power a separate room. If something were to ever happen to this receiver, I could never use one without Bluetooth. I use Bluetooth headphones during the day, then connect with Bluetooth in the car for the drive home, and when I get home, I connect to the receiver with Bluetooth which powers the unit on, the SongPal app automatically opens, and when I open my music app, it automatically changes the input to my phone. Beautiful. The mic for auto setting the speaker levels works very well. I have my own preferences though so I tweaked it a little further. Honestly, once the cables were hooked up (which took the longest amount of time), I was up and running in under 15 minutes. That included not only initial setup but naming the inputs, tweaking the sound, and starting a movie. Super simple. The amp menu is very nice for being able to adjust settings while watching something else. I can easily disable the surround backs that are setup in a different room so it doesn't bother my wife while she's there and I'm in the main room behind the TV. I'm not someone that needs all the apps built into the receiver or on a smart TV. That's what the Xbox and phone are for. All and all, this is a wonderful receiver that's very easy to use, sounds amazing, and does all that I need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I'm still not sure what happened.

    Posted
    Manatee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this after upgrading my aged-out home entertainment stuff to 4K. I've owned two other Sony receivers over 17 years and they worked flawlessly...the only reason I parted with either was to upgrade. This one went two months without a problem when, out of the blue, it stopped letting a consistent signal from my PS3 pass through (no video or sound). After hours of troubleshooting I took it to Best Buy and they confirmed the issue. It was sent off for repairs but the repair facility could not duplicate the problem. They sent it back after a fresh factory data reset but when I got it back the problem remained. Sent it back a second time but, once again, the repair facility said they could not find anything wrong with it. I just don't understand what happened. I tried everything: factory reset of my TV, complete reformat of the PS3, different cable and bypass combinations, I even bought a new receiver of a different brand which I still have and is working beautifully. Everything pointed to an issue with this receiver but there was no obvious cause. I parted with the Sony and kept the other one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Manatee,
      Please send us more details about your concern at socialsupport@am.sony.com so we can further assist you.
      Thanks,
      >Joffrey sony_US





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