The STR-DN1000 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver delivers Full HD 1080 experience, 7 HD inputs including 4 HDMI inputs and compatible with 24p True Cinema technology video signals. Also allows you to share your music wirelessly throughout your home via the optional S-Air transmitter and AirStation client.
You Cant beat this receiver for this price.1/7/2010
I used this with the take 5 surround speakers and the 8" C series sub woofer from Energy Sound. That worked our great and sounds fantastic. A set of speakers, subwoofer and AV receiver for $620 that sound this good is really a steal. I saw people says this unit does not pass thru 1080p. It certainly does connected to a Sony 52" XRB9 it looks and sounds outstanding. The only con I have is the GUI does not have all the settings and only does the most common settings and not all of them. Also the speaker auto calibration set the speakers to large and not small. Once that tweak was done. WOW it popped.
Latest, Greatest, But.....12/15/2009
This Sony meets or exceeds all of my expectations except one thing. It does not pass-thru 1080P video on the HDMI ports. I cannot believe it. All of the Blu-ray audio codecs are supported, but not 1080P. This means my Blu-ray will connect via HDMI cable directly to the flat-screen and the audio will have to run via digital optical cable from the Blu-Ray into the Sony receiver. Ah well, it was a really good buy and I will let you know after I use it for a while whether or not I can recommend this to friends/family.