Rated 5 out of 5 by Rory Excellent Product deserving the Good Reviews
I had problems during setting up which I would like to share.
1. The box in which the unit came stated "4K TV required". I waited a week after purchase before opening the box trying to find out if it worked with a regular HD TV in case I needed to return it. It does of course work with a regular HD TV.
2. I connected my Blu-ray player to the BD HDMI input. Inexplicably after a few weeks I could no longer hear DVDs through the speakers connected to the unit unless I also turned on the TV. I solved the problem by connecting the player to the SAT/CATV HDMI input instead.
3. I would appreciate information in the Operating Instructions about connecting a computer via HDMI. What should have been a simple task caused hours of anguish. The HDMI cable I had used without any problems with my previous receiver did not work properly. By chance I used a different HDMI cable and everything was perfect. If a specific type of HDMI cable is needed, it would be helpful to have the specifications in the Instructions. I use the BD HDMI input for my computer connection.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beluga As advertised
I love this receiver! It takes a while to get through the set up but exploring and experimenting with the on screen menus is fun. I love that it connects so easily to my iphone to play music on Spotify, the TV does not have to be on for that. I programmed my Dish remopte to handle most of the basic functions of the Sony remote too.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheManAgain Awesome Receiver
Made the music-loving wife happy. WIFI and Bluetooth are fantastic! Wizards enable a quick setup and everything worked as advertised. My non-tech savy wife loves it.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pageone69 The STR-DN840 A/V Receiver that has it all!!!
First things first, I did a lot of research before purchasing this receiver. With all the rave reviews this product received it was a no brainer for me. Setup is easy and the sound quality is unmistakably the best I have heard for this price.
I am using this as a 7.1 system, the system includes the following:
2 - JBL - Studio 530 - Front Right and Left
1 - JBL - Studio 520C - Center Speaker
2 - JBL - Studio 530 - Surrounds
2 - JBL Studio 210 - Back Left and Right
1 - Rythmik Audio - FV15HP
This receiver includes:
6 - HDMI Inputs
AND MUCH MORE!!
When I initially received this product my sound during normal television (through satellite) viewing would cut out at times, so needless to say it was a little frustrating. Sony updated the software recently and now it seems to have disappeared, to say now that I am totally enthusiastic about this receiver is an understatement.
In short this is an excellent receiver for the price range and would recommend this to anyone who likes getting a lot for a little.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jd6martin Awesome!
Great equipment for the price!!!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiburon Pretty Good
This receiver may not be the top of the line but it sure has all the features that I was mostly interested in and it performs great! Would definitely recommend it.... :)
September 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mechwarriordaddy absolutely hideous
This piece of equipment comes with a 126 page manual. That should be the first clue. Operating this unit is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. If you want to change the balance on a simple two speaker set up, you will spend half an hour with the manual trying to figure out how. This equipment is not for anyone who wants to be able to turn on a unit and make minor adjustments. You have to be a glutton for punishment to wade through the poorly phrased English on 126 pages to do anything. Also, it is capable of blowing out your speakers entirely if you make a mistake with the settings. The tuner is nothing special, as well. I am so sorry I bought this thing. If you want something useable by you and your family forget this receiver. The only thing you will receive is grief.
May 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tige Trouble bluetooth dongles and wifi connectivity
The unit plays beautifully off of my Droid Razr phone Bluetooth.
When it comes to playing music off my computer, I have now purchased 2 Bluetooth dongles and neither works without deleting the Bluetooth connection to the receiver and reinstalling the connection each time.
When you reconnect, the Bluetooth connection is restablished and the computer can locate the receiver again.
I have tried 20 times to connect to my WEP-enabled WiFi and have been unable to do so. Upon entering the password and requesting connection, the receiver never connects to the Wifi. I cannot download firmware updates, etc.
I am disappointed at the difficulty it seems to have with the connections I desire.
May 5, 2014