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Sony STR-DN1080

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  • Very good
    5 days ago
    Affordable, very good sound and features! Works well with comhems Android tv box with hdmi and arc, smooth that when you start the box, the receiver and the TV start automatically. The only negative is that you can't get 2.1 when using the built-in Spotify connect, solved with a chrome cast audio!
  • Decent
    1 month ago
    Good sound, but generally tough, both in menus and functions.

    If I used the HDMI input on the amplifier (a computer connected) and chose the amplifier as the source on the TV, the signal was first dropped and then after a while came the home menu, and I had to press OK on the amplifier's remote to remove it . Then it took a few seconds before I got a picture from the computer. So about 20 seconds before I got a picture every time.

    Generally tough and a bit complicated. For example, it takes several minutes after starting the amplifier before I manage to stream music through chromecast.

    No howling or anything from mine. But it got very hot. Even with only two channels powered. Or just on. Without anything being played. Haven't had any amplifier that gets so hot without "doing something".

    Very plastic construction quality.

    Wanted to like it but it went back.
  • Perfect
    1 month ago
    Very good sound for the money (3990 SEK). Upgraded from a STR-DN860 (which was also very good for their money), but wanted better 4K support as well as Dolby Atmos. No problems with either the HOME menu, CRC or toughness in the menus.
  • Excellent
    2 months ago
    Updated: 2 months ago
    Coming from Onkyo. Am impressed with the sound of movie with this receiver. Dynamic, powerful and very detailed sound. For music nothing special, sounds like most others. Room correction works well, but as usual I get to increase the sub, but it's probably more I than the receiver's fault.
    Has many features including Chromecast Audio, Google home and Spotify connect. Supports all modern formats of picture and sound that can be pressed into HDMI 2.0. CEC works perfectly, so the remote control for this unit can be left in the carton.
    If you want to listen to FM radio, it may be worth noting that this does not have a coaxial antenna connection.
    Have no problems with the Home screen being displayed in time and time, howling sounds or other problems, some of which seem to be affected. The interface is not the flashiest, and it's a pity you can't bring up the current audio format in OSD if you have Sonyn hidden so you don't see the display.
    The minus is that it does not have wake on lan or we can wake up Chromecast or Google Home, and that it does not support Sonos. On the other hand, it starts via CEC if you have any other connected device that can be raised via, for example, Google Home, and so it starts.
    This also has eARC if you have a TV that supports it.
    Must be the most affordable receiver on the market.
  • Very good
    2 months ago
    Very pleasantly surprised!
    Sony's STR-DN1080 had to replace my Onkyo TX-NR747 as this constant jitter with "HDMI handshake" which resulted in lost image.

    + Clearly more powerful and detailed in sound than Onkyon
    + User-friendly menus
    + Good and clear self-calibration
    + Spotify-connect and chrome cast audio

    - Unclear that it was only Chrome Cast Audio and not full Chrome Cast.
    - Slow interface

    Klatt affordable home receiver for 4K, HDR, ATMOS and DTS-X.
  • Barely acceptable
    2 months ago
    Got one for € 3990 on the Elgigantens sale and really wanted to like it, and make it work with my arrangement at home. Unfortunately, it did not work out so I had to return it.

    + Nice user interface, I liked the HOME menu
    + Good sound (when it works)
    + Good price, at least 3990: - it seemed worth it

    - User interface, it's a bit tough actually
    - Sound (when not working)
    - Sony support

    My old all-in-one system quit so I was thinking of replacing it with separate parts, and as an amplifier this Sony had the best price, with the requirements I had, and it was about wanting two HDMI outputs.
    I have a TV and a projector and now wanted both connected without having to flip with HDMI cables when I changed the output. So because of the lowered price, the choice fell on DN1080, and I really wanted to make it work.
    I'm not a real audio file and my old system was much simpler, so everything would be a big step up for me.

    I connected the speakers from my old system, and the TV and projector on the outputs. Started the calibration of the speakers and I had to run 4-5 laps before it was approved. Don't know why, I haven't touched the speakers between the sessions yet I got different error messages after each attempt.
    In the end, it was just an error message about moving my center closer, so I was satisfied.
    I actually liked the look and functionality of the HOME menu, it didn't feel old or so, but yes, it was actually a bit stale. One began to think, "did I press the button properly or not," before anything happened.
    But my big problem, on the other hand, was how the sound was handled from the amplifier when I had my projector, a Sony projector, running. As soon as I had the projector running, and it was mainly the one I wanted to use for my home theater, the sound completely disappeared.
    I had to go into the settings and change the existing selection, whether it was amplifier or amplifier + TV didn't matter, and switch over to the second choice. Then the sound came back and I could switch to the setting I had before and the sound was there.
    Until I stopped playing from the blu-ray player. When I started again, the sound was gone again, and I had to repeat the same procedure.
    Also, the sound that came was only PCM 2.0 so no real surround sound was handled. This only happened with the projector, not if I chose TV as the output.
    But since I wanted the projector as the main output, it stopped.
    I have been in contact with Sony support for several weeks, without getting any sensible help. The proposals were all about restarting, upgrading firmware, or disconnecting everything and restarting. And when all this was exhausted, I began to get the same proposal again.
    And when Sony itself writes that they don't know much about my projector, an HW65ES, one of Sony's best-selling home theater projectors, then you get a little dark.

    So I gave up, returned this, and bought a Pioneer VSX-934 that worked without a problem, out of the box. All audio formats are now handled correctly, because I was obviously thinking about if my blu-ray player was wrong.
    That said, a little boring, because when it worked I felt that it had the right nice sound.
  • Perfect
    2 months ago
    Think it's good for a novice. Maybe I'm lucky to have a Sony TV and run with the arc. Also has an nvidia shield and it feels like everything works fine after 1 week of use.
  • Perfect
    2 months ago
    Updated: 2 months ago
    A lot of complaints here, I disagree.
    Upgraded from DN860, got to be one here on sale.
    First of all, yes, the EU has destroyed Wake By Lan, which means Spotify Connect became relatively useless, BUT, this can be solved in two ways. Either by just turning off auto-standby and turning it on 24/7, which is not harmful to the amplifier, or by turning on ZON 2, (buttons over the little knob). If Zone 2 is on, it can go into partial standby without turning off Spotify Connect!
    This obviously means higher consumption, which is, ironically ... But the European Union is the European Union so what does one do for free trade ..

    Next problem "HOME opens all the time".
    Smart TV was one of the worse inventions, but you have to live with it. Turn off E-ARC if it's too hard! Bonus is that you can play music without the TV turning on hi wild, in addition, others in the house can not make a "rick roll" via your Chromecast when the TV is off ..

    "UI Laggar", it is not super fast and I usually use the menu via the amplifier as it is faster and can be used while watching. Again, this with Smart TV ... Anyway! BE HAPPY, glad that when the budget for this amplifier was made, the sound was prioritized before a shitty smart TV function ..
    You could have put in something faster and raised the price but, I'm just glad I put the smallest possible on "Smart TV".

    "It cries," advertises, shit happens. Mine is silent.

    Now, for the price of 5000 SEK, you get a really awesome amplifier who actually dare to express himself. My previous worse DN860 was a big lift from both Yamaha and Pioneer in the same price range. A lot has to do with "Dynamics". Especially Yamaha can feel very cowardly and "trapped" due to lack of dynamics.
    If you open the DN1080 you will notice the ridiculous set of powerful transistors.
    For 5000 you not only get good sound, you get 2 zones, dolby atmos, a wonderful lack of "junk audio format" (looking at you yamaha ... pfft "rock" & "concert" mode ..)
    You will also find 2 hdmi out, a lot of inputs, important functions, hdmi passthrough, Bluetooth TRANSMIT OR RECEIVE, and banana contacts on all outputs.

    What I actually think is a bit bad is the ridiculously simple remote control, not even possible to cycle between hdmi but you have to go via "HOME", completely unacceptable.
    A second problem is that ZON 2 only works with analog inputs, have fun with interference ... ZON 2 is always on, if you want, and it's not too hard to turn on / off (most easily done on the amplifier) , but as I said, analog inputs only ask to create a constant noise
  • Decent
    2 years ago
    Updated: 3 months ago
    I have nothing negative Write about this very good apps for the phone to control it with a minus get the English menu system. It hangs on it for a year, Replacing an Ok onkyo 686
  • Very Poor
    4 months ago
    Bought the amplifier from the electricity giant on a campaign for SEK 3990
    First impression was good, the interface looked good and it was easy to configure.

    When I would change some settings in the evening, I notice that there is a high frequency sound in the room I go to the speakers and hear that the sound comes from all the speakers. If I turn off the amplifier then the sound disappeared and I turn it on, the sound came back. I checked all the cables, I reset the amplifier but the sound was there all the time. So I unpacked it and returned it and bought an Onkyo 696.

    It gets a star for the interface being nice.
  • Barely acceptable
    1 year ago
    Updated: 5 months ago
    (Update: Removed two stars due to problems with the HOME page, see below)

    As Willtonic writes, casting to built-in chromecast or spotify connect doesn't work when the amplifier is in standby, which is, to say the least, annoying. The reason is that power consumption in stand-by mode would be greater than what is allowed in the EU. Not quite Sony's fault then. You can wake up the amplifier with remote control or bluetooth first. Of course, it is also possible to wake the amplifier automatically through HDMI via connected devices (eg TV, Chromecast Ultra, or gaming console).

    + Powerful, good sound
    + Support for Dolby Atmos, works well with my LG TV
    + Chromecast Audio, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth
    + Good with connections (incl. Network socket)
    + Stylish (both look and interface)

    - (Update) Very annoying (!) That the HOME page opens a few seconds after switching source on TV (connected via ARC). This page should never be displayed unless you press HOME. Now you have to use the remote control every time, completely unnecessary. In addition, it takes a long time to display this menu. Searching Google shows that many people have this problem, but Sony ignores us.
    - Cannot cast to it when it is in standby
    - Paper manual in too many languages, but not English. The Swedish manual contains errors, rather use
  • Perfect
    8 months ago
    Updated: 5 months ago
    Have had it for a while good and simple drives my system super got bought a new one at Elgiganten so now you do not let the sound from it
  • Very good
    5 months ago
    Some have written about a beeping sound. Sony must have fixed it for my piper nothing in standby mode or at all.
  • Barely acceptable
    7 months ago
    Would discourage people from buying any of the current amplifiers that Sony has to offer. Initially, they have smaller features than previous models (Where did Advanded Auto Volume go?), But then they also use cheap components that sound unbearably in standby, which you can read in several reviews below. This is not just the case for their amplifiers, but many of Sony's TVs are sounding the same way.
  • Perfect
    7 months ago
    A very good amplifier that does its job very well.
  • Barely acceptable
    10 months ago
    This one has nice sound but is miserable to switch between inputs. Gets black screen all the time and needs to enter and exit the menu to connect with devices
  • Decent
    11 months ago
    Don't understand why everyone is so happy with this. Thinking most is very disturbing in how it behaves .. The home menu comes up several times if you change source to lots of other shit .. Well with the firmware update to eArc compatible to do but sony doesn't seem to care about fixing.
    Reason for buying this was hdr to 4k .. Not worth it so far from it.
  • Very good
    1 year ago
    Have had this surround receiver for a week now, after previously running on Onkyo and Yamaha.

    I like the interface, it's nice with a little more visual and I recognize some parts of the design from Sony's consoles, bluray players, etc. The only thing that I think is a bit of a shame is that, as with their older bluray players, it becomes obvious that it does not have so much processor (?) To handle the interface, there will be some thinking time that is really in-country problem to complain about .. But it is still a little disturbing.

    When I'm still on the track with time ... Compared to my Onkyo, communication between the digital receiver and receiver takes longer. It does not matter if I sit with a ps4 because it does not change so much, but the digital box changes audio format, resolution etc hi wild. So all of a sudden it takes time to zap. Sad - but that said really no giant problem really.

    The sound picture in Sony I have always experienced as a bit special. From a fairly old stereo to this receiver, I feel that Sony wants a clear treble and a lot of bass. In addition, they want to move the sound image backwards, so that it surrounds the listener neutrally instead of coming from the front. Since my fronts are of a much better quality than my surround speakers (which, although not bad, but it differentiates a zero in price range ...) it ends with that I do not use Sony's preset variants straight off, but tweak something to get what I like from my facility. A little more pill than with previous receivers I had before I was satisfied.

    Otherwise, I like most things. Little disappointment though, when I realized that chromecast to the receiver only supports audio and not picture. This means that after all, I have to keep my chromecast plugged behind, which I had hoped for a short while. Have also realized how rarely I just listen to music in that particular room: /

    But now I have listed some specific details that I am more or less satisfied with. To sum up the whole, I generally like it. I think it is easy to set up, and it does a good job with sound and picture. Looking forward to continued testing, and should my experience change, I will of course update the review here :) But so far this is in my opinion the best in the price range.
  • Barely acceptable
    1 year ago
    Wake-up networks are not supported on the European version, but you have to wake it up with remote or possibly bluetooth.
  • Acceptable
    1 year ago
    Sent back mine. Wrong interface, get audio programs, no phono input. Unable to "wake up" the amplifier via the mobile phone, but you must use the remote. The sound there is nothing wrong with but Sony was not for me. It will be to get a Yamaha again.
  • Perfect
    1 year ago
    Sick affordable! Lots of function & quality for money.
  • Perfect
    1 year ago
    Updated: 1 year ago
    Perfect budget receiver, fits most of the time. Easy and manage and install.
  • Very good
    2 years ago
    Updated: 2 years ago
    Do their job really well and at an excellent price. Easy-configured and really good with included microphone for calibration of speaker spacing.

    The big minus is, as mentioned, the speed of the user interface. Fortunately, you only need to use it when you configure the device. However, the interface is really nice but as said terribly silly.

    The remote control is plastic but again, I do not use it daily as I control the volume through other controls and it selects the correct source automatically.
  • Perfect
    2 years ago
    Updated: 2 years ago
    Tested for a couple of months now and considering the price it is full pot. Really good sound! DTS HD-MA sounds amazing and Dolby Atmos and DTS: X sound even better! Replace from Pioneer Vsx-921 and do not experience menus etc as especially slow compared to it. My heavy-duty B & W 683 sounds really good with this amplifier!

    The Music Center app works beyond expectations.
  • Good
    2 years ago
    Updated: 2 years ago
    Kait's review is "spot on" - does the job well, but stops at some points. Purchased this for hdcp support as well as Atmos 5.1.2.

    Sounds better than the Yamaha RX-V781, hdcp supports all inputs as well as an HDMI input more which made me return Yamahan.

    Had I had a bigger budget I had chosen the Yamaha RX-A870 when I previously owned the A810, which I was extremely pleased with.
  • Good
    2 years ago
    Updated: 2 years ago
    In short, it sounds good, nothing to complain about. Users who sign up for this price range will not be disappointed. Plenty of connections and finally, a receiver with an interface that appears to be from this page of the millennium change. Very easy to install and configure. Other Manufacturers: What do you do?

    Then we come to the big minus, it's really fun in the menus. Pressing the remote control may take a few seconds before anything happens. Here Sony has a tremendously under-dimensioned hardware. Another minus is the remote control, a plastic history and far behind the competitors when it comes to quality.