Sony STR-DN1080 Receiver Demo

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full demo of the sony STR DN one zero
eight zero receiver I want to show you
guys if this receiver is right for you
it has a power are just over 1,100 watts
let’s get started that’s what the bottom
looks like lots of heat vents this is
what the remote looks like nothing
special
pretty basic
now this is the top of the unit what’s a
she fence here which is good then all
the hot air flow out know the system
really important that through slaughter
bins for all the hot air to escape more
air vents
so this is what the back looks like this
system is for American 120 volts but you
can buy a converter transformer
converter step up to other countries to
210 to 240
so here’s your go sell an antenna for a
radio call axle video audio all your
HDMI ports your zone 2 audio connection
that can be played a different location
different room and these are your
ceiling speakers our breakfast around
town who’s your other who’s your flower
pollen channel surround sound inputs
here’s your IR Ramon this is the Wi-Fi
test this is your internet connection
for Wired it’s a demonstration of how
you should strip the wires 10
millimeters then you plug it in and
that’s what the back looks like in
subwoofer connection
now I’ll show you guys the front side
this for your headphones calibration mic
USB stick to these songs on your USB
stick the on button this turn your
speaker’s on and off Bluetooth
connection you know radio tuners
settings your audio settings this for
music to connect in the back there just
play ball it’s the zone settings this is
a changer inputs
your volume control the dimmer lookin
now the jerk pair button and that’s
everything on the front side let’s turn
on the device I have it hooked up on
hdmi 3a RCA connection
now let’s go to the main menu
now this is the main menu option we’re
gonna go scroll through it so this is
all your inputs your HDMI inputs and
when you press options you’re able to
edit these settings you can change the
icon
you can change the name if this watch or
listen device you can show an hi this
input
now this is your audio options I don’t
have a CD cassette player hooked up so I
can’t use this this is your radio once
you have here kind of hooked up you can
listen to your radio
use a stick option Bluetooth your home
network now this is your Comcast and
Spotify if you want to use that
now this is your custom preset options
so if you want to watch movie your audio
movie besetting may be different from
your music setting and from a party
setting it could be different from your
music setting this is just for you to
customize how you want your speakers to
be so I can want to edit this like
setting to show you what it looks like
so you have all these settings you can
change how you want
I saw your son effects options
now zone control you have the option to
have your sone two inputs to play
speakers in a narrow room with this
receiver only if your other room is
wired with speakers you can hook it up
to this receiver now your setup options
all of this was back for your home
screen where you can select this your
speaker calibration some more audio
settings from just like I showed you on
the home screen
you see this reform from the beginning
network setting
this how you set your Wi-Fi connection
your Bluetooth setting
you’re someone’s sitting system setting
you’re able to update your device
through the internet and that’s

Sony STR-DN1080 Receiver Specs

Channels7.2
Power Output per Channel2-Channel Driven:
100 W at 6 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.09% THD
120 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 1% THD
1-Channel Driven:
165 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 0.9% THD
Speaker Impedance6 to 16 Ohms
DTS CompatibilityDTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DTS-ES
Dolby CompatibilityDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Dual Mono, Dolby TrueHD
Auro 3D SupportNo
Upmixing TechnologyDolby Surround, DTS Neural:X
Supported File Formats2.8 MHz DSD, 5.6 MHz DSD, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
HDR CompatibilityHDR10
Pass-Through Support4K60p 4:4:4
Upscaling4K UHD
GUIYes
Rear A/V Inputs6 x HDMI
1 x Digital Coaxial
1 x Optical TOSLINK
2 x RCA Composite
4 x Stereo RCA
Rear A/V Outputs2 x HDMI
1 x RCA Composite
2 x RCA Subwoofer Pre-Out
1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2
Front I/O1 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
1 x USB Type-A
Other Rear I/O1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
1 x FM Antenna Terminal
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm (IR) Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm (IR) Output
Speaker Connectors9 x Binding Post Pairs
HDCP SupportVersion 2.2
HDMI Compression ModesNot Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDMI CECYes
Bi-Amp CapabilityYes
Wireless Audio ProtocolsAirPlay, Chromecast Built-In, DLNA
DLNA SupportYes
Virtual Assistant SupportGoogle Assistant
Tuner TypeFM
Number of Tuner Presets30 Stations
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power ConsumptionActive: 240 W
Standby: 0.4 W
Bluetooth Standby: 2.5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.0 x 6.2 x 13.1″ / 43.2 x 15.7 x 33.3 cm
Weight20.06 lb / 9.1 kg

Sony STR-DN1080 Receivers

Experience true home entertainment without limits with the powerful 7.2-channel audio receiver with Dolby Atmos 3D & DTS: X sound, object-based surround audio and 4K HDR for superior audio quality. Enjoy the versatility of 6-in / 2-out HDMI only and multi-room audio output powered by Google Home. All in a compact chassis that easily fits in even more locations. The latest version of Google’s Cardboard-style mobile phone is the slimmer design of the Google Play(R) Mobile with an elegant, futuristic design. The slim design makes it easy to slip into your pocket or purse, so it’s perfect for any occasion. The stylish, futuristic design of the Google Play(R) Mobile allows you to bring your music and video experience to life wherever you go.

The Google Play(R) Mobile with its powerful receiver features two optical outputs with HDMI for high definition video and audio, as well as USB for connection to your Android smartphone. On the front of the unit are stereo speakers with a subwoofer for even more intense sound. The speaker channels work independently with the included remote control, so you can easily find the right sound for the moment. Two stereo speakers ensure that you get maximum sound quality.

With the Sony STR-DN1080 receiver, you get ultimate home entertainment with true home cinema sound quality. Enjoy your movie or game in the main room with front zone 2 speakers, while the left and right zones serve as zones for playing different video games. The dual zone front speakers let you enjoy your favorite movies and gaming in the convenience of your very own home entertainment room. Enjoy your video games at home with surround sound, all through the same receiver. And with the built-in speaker system, you can even have superior audio quality with the built-in speaker connectors.

In the living room, the Sony STR-DN1080 offers you two separate receivers with Dolby Atmos technology for incredible sound effects and an amazing sense of realism. Dolby Digital is a leading provider of high quality sound to today’s home cinema enthusiasts. The front zone is designed to be the perfect place to watch your favorite movies and games. With a high definition digital screen and built-in speakers, this receiver gives you a clear and natural feel while watching your favorite movies.

The two HDMI ports that this receiver offers also allows you to connect your home theater system and your android phone, which means that you can easily transfer video between devices. This receiver has two HDMI outputs that support the latest HDTV formats so you can enjoy flawless video quality from all your favorite sources. One HDMI output carries the audio and video from the main source to the TV. The second HDMI port is connected to an android phone with a USB input signal so you can easily transfer video from your phone to the television using its touch screen.

Some of the features of this receiver are Super Bright LED technology, Auto Power On, Full Array Decoding, High Definition Audio, Light Emitting Diodes (LED), and Automatic Switching between the Front & rear HDMI outputs. The Sony STR-DN1080 has been designed to work flawlessly with the latest televisions and high-end home theater devices. It has two optical input options which allow it to support DVI, VGA, and HDMI sources. It also offers two headphone outputs that are designed to work flawlessly with top-of-the-line audio systems. This receiver is guaranteed to give you all the performance that you need for your premium home entertainment system.

Last update on 2021-07-30 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

3 verified buyer reviews
  1. I like that it appears to be simple enough to set up in order to get good sound, but the menus and interfaces for different configurations are too cluttered and distracting for me to manage. I liked my older Onkyo DS595, but I decided to upgrade to HDMI.

    Even, when streaming, if you press the pause button, an extremely piercing crack/snap sound comes out of all the speakers for a millisecond. It just happens once in a while, but it’s terrible and I can’t imagine it’s nice for my speakers. When I called Sony support about it, they were unable to assist me. In any case, the sound is fine, but the rest is something I would avoid, particularly at this price.

    Few things to mention:
    1. The Auto-calibration function is actually a nice feature that should be listed as a plus.
    2. There are issues with the built-in Chromecast. It operated intermittently, but its usefulness dwindled over time until it no longer Chromecasts. When I called Sony support (forget it), they were unhelpful, rude, and it was a total waste of time going through repetitive troubleshooting measures that just wasted time. Other casting devices in our house work fine; only this Sony does not. They also tried to blame the problem on Google, Android, Mac OS, Windows, and iOS. I contacted Google Chromecast support, who held a conference call with Sony support and me to confirm the issue was with the Sony receiver. Sony said that a Sony Engineer will contact me within 24-48 hours. That window has passed with no response from Sony. I’m completely astounded that a business like SONY’s customer service might be so bad. Google support (which, by the way, did not sell me anything) was extremely helpful. Anyway, just a word of caution: don’t buy this receiver or deal with Sony because they have zero customer service.

  2. First and foremost, I’d like to state that this device replaced my previously satisfied Sony STR-DN1040. The only reason I replaced the 1040 was because it did not support HDR and 4K content looked extremely dark on it. With the STR-DN1080, 4K HDR is now stunning, and sound quality remains excellent.

    I’m not having the “home screen problem” that many people are reporting with this AVR with earc and cec. I should mention that my TV is also a Sony (XBR55850G), and I still have bravia sync enabled (Sony’s version of CEC), so I’m not sure if that’s why I don’t have the home screen issue. I often make use of a Harmony One remote control. There were no problems at all.

    I used the easy-to-use auto calibration. I should mention that the auto calibration set my speakers to be big (I have Polk S15 fronts and Polk S35 center speakers). I manually reduced the size of the fronts and reduced the crossover frequency from 120 to 80. I used very small Polk Audio TL 1 Satellite Speakers for the rear surrounds and left the crossover settings on those the same as the auto mode (140). I have a vintage Sony subwoofer (about 15 years old but still sounds good to me). I’m very pleased with the sound I’m getting from movies, television, and music played via Airplay (aiff files) from my laptop (set to multi channel). That’s fantastic. I haven’t used any of the music streaming software.

    The only nitpick I have is the same minor problem I had with the 1040. On the back, there are two rows of speaker connectors. This, in my opinion, makes connecting the wires to the bottom terminals more difficult. Some receivers have a single long row that makes connecting the cables a little easier.

    This is a minor critique. Some people complained about the remote, but I don’t mind because I use a Harmony remote.

    I know this avr is on the lower end of the price spectrum, but I believe the output and features are on par with a middle-of-the-road unit. I highly recommend this unit and hope that everyone who buys it has the same positive experience that I did.

  3. I purchased this to replace a relatively new Denon X2100 for two main reasons. 1) The very simple Bluetooth performance, since my wife is a night owl and having to use an add-on bluetooth transmitter on the Denon was a hassle. This one is activated by a simple remote button, connects almost instantly, and has excellent sound quality. 2) In order to play 4k video on my new LG OLED TV, HDCP 2.2 is needed. Denon (and several other brands) duped me by specifying 4K passthrough without getting 2,2 – not going to happen.

    Although I gained the new features I needed, I also lost some, and I am still adjusting to the Denon vs. Sony way of working. Spotify is the only streaming option, whereas the Denon had Pandora, my primary station, and SiriusXM. I’ll have to go to the OPPO BluRay store to get those. The Setup function for relabeling the inputs differs slightly from what they are called on the remote – no big deal. However, a real annoyance is not getting any of the inputs on the remote while having certain keys that are rarely used. The calibration cable is a bit short (15′ or so), and the L/R mike array is very oddly shaped. It’s shaped like a boomerang, and the only way to support it is to grip it with your hand. The calibration is much quicker than that of the Denon, and the precision has yet to be determined by actual sound. For unexplained reasons, some menu items are extremely slow to respond to their choices. As I turned on the amp for the first time, it performed a software upgrade, which luckily did not destroy the amp. So, for the time being, I’m mostly pleased with my decision, even though I prefer many of the Denon features.

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