Sony STR-DN1030 3D 7.2 Channel A/V Receiver - STRDN1030

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Great sound...until you "push it"...AMP overheats

by DT on 10/1/2012

I eagerly received this Sony STR-DN1030 with much anticipation. It was to replace my aged, yet very reliable Sony 5.1 receiver (model # not recalled) which finally was put to death by a lightning strike. Within 1 hour of unpacking and plugging everything in, my happiness was removed when to my dismay the receiver shut down repeatedly while playing just music via 2ch for about 30 minutes at a setting approximately 50 on the display. Unfortunately this trend has gotten worse, with shutdowns in 5 minutes occuring now. However, if I watch a movie, which is usually set at approximately "40" in volume, the unit will run for hours without shutting down. According to a friend of mine who bought this unit about a month before me, his has the same problem and it's been about 3 weeks and they won't replace the unit and are waiting on parts which are not yet available. I like Sony but I say beware on this unit until they fix these issues.

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Crank up the volume on superior sound with a 7.2 channel 1015W A/V receiver (145W x 7 @ 8 ohms 1kHz 0.09% THDch. driven). Access countless internet music services like Pandora®, Spotify® and more via Wi-Fi with ease. Stream music from your iPhone/iPad, iTunes or compatible Apps with AirPlay®. Built-in Bluetooth for music streaming from your smart phone or tablet means you'll have more devices to stream from then ever before. Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs (5 HDMI™, 2 component). Five HDMI inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect your PS3™ console, a Blu-ray Disc™ player and still leave room to hook up 2 other HDMI-capable devices.6 Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# STRDN1030
SKU 233976323
UPC 027242837515
UPC 14 00027242837515
Product Guide Click here for the Sony Superstore
Sound System Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Pro Logic IIz / DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS / DTS-ES / DTS-ES Discrete / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-ES Matrix / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Dual Mono
Audio Channels 7.2
iPod Supported Yes
Number of Analog Audio Inputs 10
Number of Digital Coaxial Inputs 1
Number of Digital Optical Inputs 2
Number of HDMI Inputs 5
Number of HDMI Outputs 1
Product Type A/V Receiver
Manufacturer Part Number STRDN1030
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Model STR-DN1030
Product Name 7.2-Ch Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver
Brand Name Sony
Package Contents 7.2-Ch Wi-Fi Network A/V ReceiverOperating Instructions1 x Quick Setup Guide1 x GUI Menu List1 x FM Wire Antenna (Aerial)1 x AM Loop Antenna (Aerial)1 x Remote Control2 x R6 (Size AA) Batteries1 x Optimizer Microphone
Country of Origin Malaysia
DLNA Certified Yes
Ethernet Yes
Wireless LAN Yes
Weight (Approximate) 19.30 lb
Color Black
Height 6.2"
Width 16.9"
Depth 12.7"
Operating Power Consumption 240 W
Impedance 8 Ohm
Minimum Frequency Response 20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response 20 kHz
Internet Streaming Yes
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.1%
Multizone Yes
Streaming Service AirPlay / Pandora / Spotify / iTunes / iRadio / Slacker / vTuner
3D Type 3D
Upscale Scan Format 1080p
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Frequency Band AM / FM
Product Attributes
Color Black
Color Class Black
Height 6.2
Number of Audio Inputs 8
Number of Component Inputs 2
Number of HDMI Inputs 5
Subwoofer Outputs Yes
Supported Channels 7.2
Width 16.9
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