Sony - 1155W 7.2-Ch. Hi-Res Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black
- Model: STRDN1080
- SKU: 5761206
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- Sony - 1155W 7.2-Ch. Hi-Res Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black
- Sony 1155W 7.2-Ch. Hi-Res Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver
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Transfers 4K video and audio signals from your set-top devices to the TV via the AV receiver.
Passes through 3D content from a variety of devices through your AV receiver to your TV or projector.
For powerful sound.
Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.
Via built-in Wi-Fi for access to YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, Napster, NPR, Spotify, TuneIn, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, TIDAL, Qobuz, Chromecast and 7Digital.
Include Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for crystal surround sound.
Support distributed audio playback in another room, so you can enjoy music throughout your home.
Produce vibrant hues for a lifelike picture.
Lets you enjoy high-quality audio playback via LAN, USB, Bluetooth.
Lets you control the receiver from afar.
Lets you listen to your favorite stations.
Enables private listening.
Enables simple connection of a variety of USB-enabled devices.
Makes it easy to connect a variety of devices.
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.
Lets you stream music from your Apple® iPod®, iPhone® or iPad®.
Supports simple wireless music streaming via compatible devices. Advanced music optimizer technology promotes quality sound when streaming audio.
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Capable receiver for network audio and HDMI sourceMay 1, 2017
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
Great for beginners, easy and plenty of features!April 28, 2017
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
Best Receiver I've Ever Used!August 9, 2017
I have a Samsung KS8000 TV (55" in.), and when we moved into our new house, we decided to go with a surround sound setup. Initially, we went with a Yamaha TSR-7810 receiver from Costco (an $850 receiver for only $490). However, the setup was a pain, the user interface was terrible and slow; and worst of all, every time the receiver was turned on, it would go through 2 minutes of nonstop flickering, regardless of the input. However, when it did work, it was an excellent receiver, with great sound and a TON of features. Regardless, we decided to return the Yamaha receiver back to Costco. After doing a lot of research on receivers, I went with this Sony STR-DN1080 over Onkyo and Denon. This was rated far better than the competing brands, and I've always had excellent customer support from Sony; whereas Onkyo's customer support has been a pain in the past. Once hooked up, the receiver immediately booted up quickly and went straight into the Easy Setup menu. I was honestly blown away how well it was working with my Samsung TV. The Easy Setup is very user-friendly, and explained each feature briefly; whereas in Yamaha, I had to Google the many features just to understand them. Once I finished the Easy Setup, I was genuinely impressed with just about everything with this receiver. The sound quality was superb! The bass from Klipsch subwoofer was punching harder and deeper than it did with the Yamaha. Not to mention, no more flickering issues at all! The receiver boots up quick and immediately opens up the main menu, which is very easy to navigate, and you can easily switch between the HDMI inputs from there (or from the remote). It may not have all of the features like the Yamaha had, nor it may not have an Android app like the Yamaha, but overall, this is honestly just the best receiver I've ever used or have even come across. TLDR: Easy to setup; very user-friendly; excellent sound quality (with better bass); excellent picture quality; and no issues thus far! Sony did right with this one.
I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent 4K RecieverApril 28, 2017
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
Good Receiver but Serious Audio IssuesSeptember 14, 2017
I decided to consolidate my system into all Sony products. My HDR Sony TV and Sony Blu-Ray are connected to this Sony receiver. The receiver will NOT stay locked in an audio output format. Select "Dolby Surround" or 'DTS X", and if a commercial comes along in some kind of different audio format, the unit automatically switches back to some default mode. It needs then to be manually reset. Sony has been told but no fix has been forthcoming. It's annoying and disqualifies this as a quality audio product.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
- Brand ResponseSeptember 14, 2017
Hi ChiTownDude, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph
Great Audio, But Video not as goodApril 28, 2017
Sorry, but even though I gave this 4 stars, I have to start with the negatives first. I got the Sony STR-DN1080 to replace a 4 year old Yamaha RX-V773. I wanted to get some newer features such as Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth and Chromecast, which my old receiver did not have. I would rate the Yamaha and this Sony as top of the mid range of A/V receivers. However, as soon as I watched my first video I realized I had taken a step back. For 4 years I had watched every program on my cable box in upscaled 1080p. Most cable boxes, including mine, broadcast shows in 1080i, 720p, or even 480p. And, you can see the difference immediately. The Sony does not have any upscaling, just pass through. It seems like Sony concentrated on the A and forgot the V in an A/V receiver. This would normally be a 2 star deduction, however, Sony was clear in their product decription, so I only decucted 1 star. Other problems were minor. The auto calibration would not work. It kept stating that my front surround speakers were not set up properly, but they were. Several attempts were all fruitless. I finally calibrated manually which was easy enough. I have a small room with a 5.1 setup. Finally, the remote looks and feels cheap. There is no button for instant access to the Video 1 and Video 2 hdmi inputs. There is also no button for information on the screen of the receiver. It basically just displays the name of the input that you are watching. The audio format information will briefly flash when you start but you can't bring it back up. Now for the good. Other than the auto calibration this receiver is pretty easy to setup. It is relatively compact, looks and feels solid, stays fairly cool and the screen is easy to read. The user interface is easy to understand and explanations are offered for settings that you might not understand. I connected to my network via Ethernet so I cannot comment on the wireless connectivity, however, there are 2 antenna on the back of the unit. The highlight is definitely the clarity of the sound. I can clearly hear all of the dialogue in every scene. Sony did a wonderful job in filling the room with sound while keeping the dialogue clear. All of the latest audio formats are supported, as well as Bluetooth and Chromecast. The last 2 speaker channels can be used for Atmos, a second Zone or to bi-amp the front surround speakers. Sony also has a Phantom setting for Atmos if you don't have those speakers. However, I tried it out several times and , at least in my setup, I could not hear any difference in the sound. So, overall I was very happy with the audio, but disappointed in the lack of video upscaling. This was specifically a problem for the cable box as Netflix, Amazon and BluRay looked great..If this doesn't bother you or if all of your video is of very high quality, then I would recommend this receiver.
I would recommend this to a friend
Amazing Receiver with features to suit any needs.April 27, 2017
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
Great sound and easy to useJune 16, 2017
I have 3 center speakers and 2 rear speakers built in to the ceiling... that specific configuration option does not appear to be in the EasySetup so I ended up configuring it all manually through the menus. Still a great experience. Not sure if I can get my Sony TV to talk to it so I don't have to have separate remotes, but I love the receiver and use Bluetooth via my phone for music, Apple TV and a Sony blue ray player. All simple to switch to and from.
I would recommend this to a friend
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