Sony STR-DN1030 A/V Receiver Specs

Audio Decoding:
Dolby: TrueHD, Digital Plus, Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic II/IIx/IIz
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 5.1, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: HD-D.C.S., 6 DSP modes, AAC, Linear PCM, 96/24 PCM
3D: Yes
THX Certified: No
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Rated Power (Watts Per Channel): 100 watts into 8 ohms, two channels driven
Specified Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 100 kHz, +0.5/–2 dB
Video Processing: Faroudja DCDi Edge
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Proprietary
Dimensions (W x H x D, Inches): 17 x 6.25 x 12.75
Weight (Pounds): 19.4
Price: $500

Inputs: Video: HDMI 1.4a (5), component video (2), composite video (3)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (2), stereo analog (5)
Additional: USB (1), Ethernet (1), Wi-Fi antenna (1), AM (1), FM (1) IR remote (1)
Outputs: Video: HDMI 1.4a (1), component video (1), composite video (2)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (2), sub (2)
Additional: IR remote (1)

Company Info
Sony Electronics
(877) 865-SONY

Sony Electronics
(877) 865-SONY

byanrabeu's picture

I recently purchased the Bose CineMate Series II Digital Home Speaker System. It hooks up to my receiver using Red and White Audio Cables. It works fine with the TV and Auxiliary Jack for my Android.

HOWEVER when I connect through Bluetooth, the STR-DN1030 only powers the wired speakers and NOT the Bose connected with the Audio Cables. Any Suggestions as to what is going on here?

jebbj19's picture

Yes, I was seriously laying prostrate when replacing my older Sony 5200 ES with this less expensive hidden treasure. This had more modern up to date interface (namely five hdmi inputs, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, air-play and room correction) all in one receiver. I love that it has room for dual subwoofer outputs which help to extend my bass to present true home theater with a definite drive and punch to the sound. After connecting my seven in wall speakers (polk sr-80's, two martin-logan subs, two Blu-ray players one panny and another sony 400 disc changer) it became apparent that in my opinion this was a great move especially since it can all be controlled with an I-pad app. Thanks Sony will move to the 1040 when I incorporate 4K into the setting.

byanrabeu's picture

For anyone that is wondering in regards to my previous post; many new home theater systems connect through Audio Cables. The Bluetooth function does not pick up "Zone 2" audio cables. Bluetooth will only work on output to your wired speakers. The only way your connected Audio Cables for a home theater system will work is if you have audio cables going into the receiver as well from whatever source (auxiliary jack or tv). I plan to try hooking up a Belkin bluetooth with audio jacks to feed into it. I will provide feedback if it works.

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Thank you for your review of the Sony DN1030. I bought it a couple of months ago when I replaced my ancient Sony 4:3 XBR 250-pounder with a Panasonic TC-P60ST60. The plasma is mostly dialed in and it is stunning. The receiver is OK, with the exceptions you noted. The remote is a bit retarded, and you cannot listen as you adjust audio settings ... ARGH!@#$

My first color TV was an RCA CT-100, with a low serial number, so I'm old as dirt.

My input components include:

Sony 300-CD changer - optical output.
A new Panasonic Blu-ray player DMP-BDT220 - HDMI output
DISH Network HD DVR - HDMI output.

I never thought to check to see if the receiver had audio level adjustments for each input device. As far as I can tell it doesn't. Is that normal? What am I missing? Does the industry view HDMI audio levels as all meeting a standard like "line level"? I can tell you the levels are wildly different, and there doesn't appear to be a way to adjust them either at each input device or on the receiver.

An educational primer on HDMI or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.