Sony STR-DN1080 User Review

  • Otisburg
    Great sound, but....
    Review of Sony STR-DN1080 AV Receiver by Otisburg, Apr 8, 2018.
    I upgraded to this from an Onkyo receiver after reading all the positive reviews.

    The receiver sounds amazing, but I’m having doubts about it’s passthrough capabilities.

    After hooking up my PS4 pro to the receiver, I’ve been experiencing intermittent “snow” or “static” dancing around the image. It comes and goes and is sometimes less noticeable, but it’s always there.

    This did not occur with my Onkyo and when I bypass the receiver and plug directly into the TV, the snow is gone.

    I’m wondering if the unit is defective or if it just can’t handle the 4K signal from my PS4 Pro.

    This is upsetting as I really love the sound quality on the strdn1080, but I can’t sanction the poor video connectivity.
    This item was purchased for $6.99 (CAD) from Best Buy in 2018. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound
    • Good interface

    Cons

    • Snow when using PS4 Pro
    • Vague instruction manual

    Sound Quality

    10

    Features

    9

    Connectivity

    4

    Build Quality

    4

    Value For Money

    4

    Verdict

    5
    1. Hydrochlonic likes this.
    • SunnyIntervals
      I recently bought a Pro too and experienced the "snow" when I closed an HDR game. I've upgraded my HDMI cable to one that supports up to 18Gbps and I've not seen the effect since.

      I do agree that the amp is slow to switch inputs which often results on the tv showing static or advising that no inputs are available. I can't understand why the amp takes so long to switch from one input to another.
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