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Sony STR-DN1040 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Built-in Wi-fi & Bluetooth)

3.9 out of 5 stars 322 customer reviews
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  • Delivering 7.2 channels of powerful sound (165W x 7 @ 8ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD with 1 ch. driven), the STR-DN1040 sports a truly modern user interface with crisp, high-definition graphics and sound quality
  • Includes built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay support to wirelessly stream audio from smartphones and tablets
  • Built-in Wi-fi enables integrated networking features without a wired Ethernet connection, including DLNA, firmware updates, and streaming services such as Pandora, Slacker, Sony Music Unlimited, and Internet radio
  • 8 HDMI inputs (up to 4K capable) on the back panel and a front-panel input that's MHL compatible; 2 component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility
  • On-screen wizard for easy step-by-step set-up guide; Control the A/V receiver with a redesigned intuitive on-screen display user-interface - change inputs, adjust settings and confirm volume levels on-screen
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Technical Details

  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built-in AirPlay
  • On-screen wizard
  • 3D Pass-through
  • Firmware update

Product Description

Product Description

Stream crisp, powerful audio with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Airplay. With 7.2 channels and 150 watts8 of power, it’s legendary Sony sound that really connects. Featuring 4K resolution pass-through, 6 HD inputs and a graphical interface, this receiver brings out the best in your music, Blu-ray movies, games and more.

From the Manufacturer

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Enjoy superior sound while easily steaming music with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay. With 7.2 channels and 165 watts8 of power, driven by the largest capacitors and transformer in its class, its legendary Sony sound that really connects. Featuring 4K resolution pass-through and upscaling, 10 HD inputs and a redesigned menu system with easy setup wizard, this receiver is the ultimate high resolution sound stage for your music, Blu-ray movies, games and more.
7.2 Ch. Of Power
165W per channel, this powerhouse envelopes you in a new level of sound performance. (165W x 7 @ 8ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD with 1 ch. driven)
Wi-Fi Built-in
Get connected to the Internet and your home network to access more music than you can imagine, including music stored on your computer, music services built-in or AirPlay.
Bluetooth Built-in
Play your music out loud – stream it from your smart phone or tablet to the receiver. Bluetooth streaming can even wake the receiver from standby mode.
Easily stream your music from your iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad or iTunes along with compatible music Apps like Spotify and iHeart Radio.  Simply touch the AirPlay logo when it appears and select the STR-DN1040 to amplify your tunes.  AirPlay can even wake your receiver from standby mode.
Network Services
Music streaming at its very best. Navigate and enjoy the latest from Pandora, Music Unlimited, Slacker and vTuner.
10 HD Inputs
Get versatile HD connection options with 10 HD inputs. Eight HDMI inputs (up to 4K capable) let you connect a Sony PlayStation3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc player, any 6 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio6. Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.

Additional Features
Explore the full range of features and options below.

New Advanced on-screen display user interface
Set-up and control the A/V receiver with a redesigned intuitive on-screen display user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings and confirm volume levels on-screen.

Easy set-up wizard
Easily set-up the DN1040 with an easy to follow on-screen wizard. Get connected to the Internet, set up your speakers and get ready for action.

Sound Optimizer
No longer do you have to miss out movies dynamic sound effects when you need to keep the volume low, the sound optimizer enables you to hear the smallest sound effect at low volumes. This dynamic feature gives you the best reproduction of sound effects while keeping the intended sound stage at high or low volume levels.

Up convert/Upscales Video signal to 4K via HDMI
Improve image quality non-4K connected devices to near HD3. Analog connected device signals are converted to digital and output via HDMI, making one cable connection from the receiver to the HDMI-enabled TV possible.

HD Digital Cinema Sound and Front High Speakers
Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of movie theaters. Front Height mode enables vocal height and 3D effects for better positioning of effects giving added depth to visuals and concerts. Imagine as a helicopter comes from above and lands – you’ll hear the change in height as the effect unfolds on-screen.

Control with your iPhone or Android devices with free Apps
Download the free Media Remote and Network Audio Remote apps from the iTunes or Google play app stores and use your iPhone or Android devices to control volume, inputs and receiver function with the Media Remote and control your network music with the Network Audio Remote.

iPod/iPhone Music and Video playback via USB5
Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod or iPhone while charging your device through the receivers front USB input5.

3D Pass-through
Compatible with Blu-ray 3D movies, video games and other 3D content1.

Advanced Blu-ray Disc Audio Decoding
Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby trueHD, ProLogic IIz and dts-HD master audio codecs2.

Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Set Up
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your A/V receiver and speakers. This advanced version offers auto phase matching. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.

Audio Return Channel
Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV7.

Standby pass-through of
Audio & Video

Conveniently access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.

Assignable digital audio
and video inputs

Get the most out of each audio and video input with the ability to reassign inputs to support connected devices.

BRAVIA Sync Capable (HDMI CEC)
Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products4.

24p True Cinema (pass-through)
Watch Blu-ray Disc movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation3 gaming console via HDMI cable6.

1. Requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D glasses and HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps).

2. Requires HDMI cable and LPCM capable receiver.

3. Requires HDTV with equivalent display and HDMI cable sold separately.

4. Syncs with BRAVIA Sync or Theatre Sync products.

5. iPod support is limited to the following players: iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation, iPod 4th& 5th generation & iPod mini and iPhone 3G, 3Gs and 4G models.

6. Requires HDMI cable sold separately.

7. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.

8. 1050 Watts Total System power (150W x 7 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD 1ch. driven)

Product Information

Product Dimensions 19.6 x 15.7 x 10.5 inches
Item Weight 22 pounds
Shipping Weight 25.9 pounds
Manufacturer Sony
Item model number STR-DN1040
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 322 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #130 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#189 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
#876 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Date first available at Amazon.com April 25, 2013

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I purchased the 1040 directly from Sony but I felt obligated to pen a review of this receiver based on my experience and reading other reviews here as well. I should have read the reviews here before I bought. For those that want the cliff notes version, here it is: Do not buy this receiver. I, too, had incredible amount of video issues that centered around the receiver's inability to process correctly the HDMI signal between my cable box and my TV. This was self evident to at least me as the only way to restore "normal" TV viewing...even for a short time...was to hard reset the receiver. Unplugging cables, cable boxes, TVs all did not solve the issue. To top it all off, Sony did everything they could to blame anything they could on anything else except their product. First it was HDMI cable. Nope...I changed out the cable and still had issues. I used those cables on another set up upstairs and it works fine. Next it was the cable box. Nope. I switched out the cable box 3 times. Using the one upstairs as well as asking the cable company to switch. Still had problems. Next it was the firmware. Nope, mine's up to date. Then it was the TV's turn. Sorry, TV works fine and I brought down another TV from upstairs and the problem persisted. I would then connect the cable box directly into the TV and bypass this receiver and all would be fine with no issues. You know what Sony blamed next? the HDMI cables touching the power cables. This was the last straw really...an asinine reason for the problem. Now in *theory* is there interference? Sure but by this logic, ALL receivers should be having video issues not just this model and we all know that this is not widespread to every receiver owner regardless of the brand that they own.

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If I could have rated this a ZERO, I would have.

I also purchased this receiver direct from SONY expecting great things. I researched and thought the negative reviews were most likely people that either didn't know how to use it, or received a LEMON of a unit. Anxiously looked forward to setting the unit up and listening / watching. Got it set-up and used it for about 6 hours. Turned the unit off and went to dinner. Came back after a few hours and no picture displayed while using the unit in pass thru mode (the receiver) was not turned on. Before contacting SONY, I double checked my connections and didn't find the problem. After contacting SONY using live chat, and the next day using their on-line forum, (there are 38 pages of complaints concerning this very problem on the forum under 2 topics). Their recommendations to me were to first turn the receiver off, unplug the power cord to reset the device and low and behold it worked. However, I never got an answer to my on-line chat question , "What caused this to happen?" The next day I went to the forum where you can receive some timely assistance from SONY Tech's. I was advised that the problem sounded like a loose or bad HDMI cable...not the culprit. I was then advised change out the cable box (sorry, but no), change the HDMI cables (I did), complete a firmware update (I did), re-route the HDMI cable (I did), turn the Samsung TV on and let it warm up first (10 minutes)..(pretty hard to do with the HDMI cable running as pass thru) then turn the unit on. SONY Techs say the problem is only with SAMSUNG Smart TV's. I was then advised to turn off the ANYTIME function on the TV. I did, and they also recommend turning off the Smart TV feature. I spent over $60 changing out the HDMI cables hoping the 1040 would work. It didn't.
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Updated 6/16/2013 original post 6/3/2013
Great news first you can stream your music files on Android Phone over wifi(like Airplay though not as good) using AirTwist(from DoubleTwist for 5$). More on this below in the File Steaming section.

I am a first time buyer of A/V receiver. I researched a lot about the receivers for about a few weeks i was actually looking at the DN1030 and I had the following wishlist of features in the order of priorities.

1. Builtin/Cheap Wifi(~20$)
2. Stream Audio from Android/Airplay
3. USB In front for FlashDrive with Charge Power >500ma
5. 2 Digital Audio In
6. MHL in front(powered HDMI in other words)
7. ARC(Audio Return Channel)
8. Passthrough Input Change while in Standby
9. Preout (totally optional as I know it adds to price significantly. NOT available on DN1040)
10. High HDMI Count

Due to price and desired features limitation my research was focused mostly on Sony, Onkyo and Yamaha. The top contenders were Onkyo and Sony with Onkyo leading with its TX-NR616 ($349 + 25$ Wifi Dongle) and Sony DN1030 was next.

DN1040 sounded good but it was too expensive that I did not even consider it in the features matrix. Luckily last week I saw a deal on Rakuten.com (formerly Buy.com) that was only 449 for DN1040. I checked my feature list and all the top 8 parameters as well as number 10 were a go on this one and added Bluetooth which was not even in my feature list. So I pulled the trigger immediately. And boy am I glad that I did!
(Add 6/10) One other important reason why i bought this is because the STR-DN1030 came out on the top in the mid range receivers in the CNET Review last yr and many other websites recommend it.
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