Sony STR-DN1020 reviews

10 customer reviews

This receiver is a good all rounder.

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7.5 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
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Tom, Plymouth Mr Average

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Sony do sound well, and, as an Amplifier, this is as good as it gets for this price range.
Bad points:
Outdated, cumbersome, feature poor on-screen interface. DNLA feature all but useless. Internet radio and networking feature not user friendly
I had previously owned a Sony STR-DN820, and took, what I thought was an advantage, of a good deal from a well known retailer to upgrade to this machine, as I have most of my music on a server and am an avid listener of Internet Radio. I thought I could retire my Network Music Player/Radio. The Sony STR-DN1020 does not deserve to be described as a network enabled machine, as the interface is just too cumbersome and difficult ot use. (My Frontier Silicon based Network Player is miles ahead in operational capability). Sony really ought to have looked around and produced a machine that was more user friendly. To paraphrase an old saying: "Purchase in Haste, Repent at Leasure". I would not recommend this player to anyone
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 3.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Dec 2012

willson, Essex

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Easy setup
Bad points:
Power off is a pain amp doesn't come standby when I want it too part from that good amp
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2011

Mark, Thame Gadget Collector!

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bravia Link, ease of set up, sound quality, amount of features
Bad points:
a little slow to swap between modes, not enough HDMI ports, should have HDMI on front as well as USB
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Oct 2011

Nick, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great sound and functions, including ipod doc
Bad points:
No wireless internet connection
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2011

Product Features

Sound channels 7.1 surround sound
Power (W) 210
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Remote control Yes

Also known as: Sony STR-DN1020, Sony STRDN1020


Manufacturer's Description

7.1ch amplifier, 3D Ready, BRAVIA® Sync, 4x HDMI®, DCAC, HD-Digital Cinema Sound

  • Connect your iPod/iPhone via USB
  • Hear movies come to life in HD
  • Explore online music and radio.


7.1 channel amplifier – Stunning digital cinema surround sound with amplification for seven speakers – feel the impact of explosive action films
iPod/iPhone playback – Connect your iPod or iPhone to the receiver via USB, and playback video and music content direct
Video upscaling – Faroudja DCDi corrects image jaggedness, reduces block noise and reproduces colours true to the original
DLNA audio – Set up a DLNA network to share music, films or photos from your PC
Network music – Search thousands of online radio stations for more listening choice
On screen user interface – Simplifies operation with easy to use icons and blending to guide you through settings
Media remote – Use a smartphone as a TV remote control or second display screen for online video with Media Remote (firmware upgrade needed)
Sound Optimizer – Automatically adjusts audio depending on volume, loud or quiet, for the best listening experience
Video Full Assignable – Fully assignable video inputs between composite, component and HDMI™
HD audio formats – Hear your movies come to life with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding formats.

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