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Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver - STR-DN840

Abt Model: STRDN840 | UPC Code: 027242863019
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150W x 7/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ AirPlay/ Bluetooth/ 6 HD Inputs/ 4K Pass-Through/ Sound Optimizer/ HD Digital Cinema Sound And Front High Speakers/ On-Screen Graphical User Interface/ 3D Pass-Through/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ Audio Return Channel/ BRAVIA Sync Capable/ 24p True Cinema (Pass-Through)/ Black Finish
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Sony STR-DN840 - Sony Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver

Stream crisp, powerful audio with built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and Airplay®. With 7.2 channels and 150 watts of power, it’s legendary Sony sound that really connects. Featuring 4K resolution pass-through, 6 HD inputs and a graphical interface, this receiver brings out the best in your music, Blu-ray movies, games and more.

Features:

  • 7.2 Ch. Of Power
    150W per channel, this powerhouse envelopes you in a new level of sound performance. (150W x 7 @ 8ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD with 1 ch. driven)
  • Wi-Fi® Built-in
    Get connected to the Internet and your home network to access more music than you can imagine, including music stored on your computer, music services built-in or AirPlay®
  • Bluetooth® Built-in
    Play your music out loud - stream it from your smart phone or tablet to the receiver
  • AirPlay®
    Easily stream your music from your iPhone®/iPod touch®, iPad® or iTunes® along with compatible music Apps like Spotify and iHeart Radio. Simply, touch the AirPlay® logo when it appears and select the STR-DN840 to amplify your tunes
  • Network Services
    Music streaming at it’s very best. Navigate and enjoy the latest from Pandora®, Music Unlimited, Slacker and vTuner
  • 6 HDMI Inputs
    Get versatile HD connection options with six HDMI™ inputs (up to 4K capable) let you connect a Sony® PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray Disc™ player, any 4 other HDMI-capable devices, for high definition video and audio
  • 4K Pass-through
    Future-proof your system and take a quantum leap in video clarity. The STR-DN840 allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector
  • Sound Optimizer
    No longer do you have to miss out movies dynamic sound effects when you need to keep the volume low, the sound optimizer enables you to hear the smallest sound effect at low volumes. This dynamic feature gives you the best reproduction of sound effects while keeping the intended sound stage at high or low volume levels
  • HD Digital Cinema Sound and Front High Speakers
    Optimize your receiver to mimic the sound characteristics of movie theaters. Front Height mode enables vocal height and 3D effects for better positioning of effects giving added depth to visuals and concerts. Imagine as a helicopter comes from above and lands – you’ll hear the change in height as the effect unfolds on-screen
  • Control with your iPhone® or Android™ devices with free Apps
    Download the free Media Remote and Network Audio Remote apps from the iTunes® or Google® play app stores and use your iPhone® or Android™ devices to control volume, inputs and receiver function with the Media Remote and control your network music with the Network Audio Remote
  • On-screen graphical user interface
    Set-up and control the A/V receiver with intuitive on-screen graphical user interface. Change inputs, adjust settings and confirm volume levels on-screen
  • iPod®/iPhone® Music and Video playback via USB
    Listen to music and watch video stored on your iPod® or iPhone® while charging your device through the receivers front USB input
  • 3D Pass-through
    Compatible with Blu-ray 3D™ movies, video games and other 3D content
  • Advanced Blu-ray Disc™ Audio Decoding
    Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby® trueHD, ProLogic IIz and dts®-HD master audio codecs
  • Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - Quick Speaker Set Up
    Ensure you get the best sound experience from your A/V receiver and speakers. This advanced version offers auto phase matching. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers
  • Audio Return Channel
    Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI™ cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV
  • Standby pass-through of Audio & Video
    Conveniently access all your HDMI™ connected devices without having to power on the receiver
  • Assignable digital audio and video inputs
    Get the most out of each audio and video input with the ability to reassign inputs to support connected devices
  • BRAVIA® Sync Capable (HDMI CEC)
    Conveniently operate and control select Sony® BRAVIA® Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc™ Players, BRAVIA® HDTVs, Sony home theater products
  • 24p True Cinema™ (pass-through)
    Watch Blu-ray Disc™ movies in their native frame rate (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p HDTV and playback device like a Blu-ray Disc™ Player or PlayStation®3 gaming console via HDMI™ cable

Specifications:

Amplifier/Receiver

  • Amplifier
    • 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes (6 ohm)
    • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
    • AirPlay: Yes
    • Bi-AMP: Yes
    • DSP: Falcon2.0
    • Digital Legato Linear: Yes
    • Number of Amp channels: 7ch
    • Sound Optimizer: Yes
    • Speaker Impedance: 6-16ohms
  • Amplifier Power
    • 6Ohms, 1kHz, 1ch driven: 0.9%
    • 6Ohms, 1kHz, 2ch driven: 1%
  • CIS & Control
    • 2nd A: Line(Fixed)
  • DCAC
    • Automatic Phase Matching: Yes
    • Band: 6
    • DCAC: Advanced D.C.A.C.
    • Mic: Mono
  • Network
    • DLNA Party Streaming: Yes
    • Internet Music Service: Yes (vTuner/Slacker/Pandora)
    • Mobile Application: Network Audio Remote / TVC
    • Music Decoding Format for Network Client: WAV ( LPCM ), MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC
    • Network Client: Yes (Music)
    • Network Renderer: Yes
    • Sony Entertainment Network: Yes(up to Audio)

Audio

  • Decoding Format
    • 96kHz/24bit: Yes
    • DTS / DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 / Discrete6.1): Yes/Yes
    • DTS 96/24/ DTS Neo:6: Yes
    • DTS HD MA/ DTS HD HR: Yes/Yes
    • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Digital: Yes (Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital)
    • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
    • Dolby Prologic/II /IIx /IIz: Yes (Prologic, ii, iix, iiz)
    • Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital +: Yes (Dolby TruHD and Dolby Digital +)
    • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes(Yes/Yes/Yes)
  • Sound Field
    • 2ch: Yes
    • A.F.D. Auto: Yes
    • Analog Direct: Yes
    • Berlin Philharmonic Hall: Yes(SB/FH)
    • Headphone 2ch: Yes
    • Headphone Direct: Yes
    • Jazz Club: Yes(SB/FH)
    • Live Concert: Yes(SB/FH)
    • Multi Stereo: Yes(SB/FH)
    • Neo:6 Cinema: Yes
    • Neo:6 Music: Yes
    • PLII Movie: Yes
    • PLII Music: Yes
    • PLIIx Movie: Yes
    • PLIIx Music: Yes
    • PLIIz Height: Yes
    • Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
    • Pure Direct: Yes
    • Sound Field Link: Yes
  • Tuner
    • Auto Tuning: Yes
    • Direct Tuning: Yes(RM)
    • Preset Channel (FM/AM): 31 FM, 30 AM

General

  • Other
    • AC Outlet (Switched): 1
    • Auto Standby: Yes
    • Digital Input Assign: Yes
    • Display: 10 digit dot matrix
    • GUI: Yes (Simple)
    • GUI Blending Input (from Composite/Component/HDMI): Yes (HDMI)
    • GUI Blending Output (from Composite/Component/HDMI)(2): Yes (HDMI)
    • GUI Language: English, French, Spanish, German
    • Panel: New HIFI Design Low Height
    • Power Consumption: 240W
    • Power Consumption (Power Stand By): 0.3W
    • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
    • Sleep Timer: Yes (up to 2 hours)
    • iPod Browsing with System (via USB): Yes (Music)

Inputs and Outputs

  • Audio Inputs
    • Analog Audio In: 2 (not including AV in)
    • Coaxial: 1
    • Multi-ch In: Yes (FM and AM)
    • Optical In: 2
  • Audio Outputs
    • Headphone Out: Yes
    • Pre Out: 2
  • Other Inputs and Outputs
    • Bluetooth: Yes
    • Ethernet (Switching HUB): 1
    • Front Input: Yes (PCM)
  • Speaker Outputs
    • Center: Yes
    • Front (Bass/Treble): Yes
    • Front A (L/R): Yes
    • Front High (Bass/Treble): Yes
    • Front High (L/R): Yes
  • Video Inputs
    • AV In: Including Front AV: 2
    • HDMI In: 6
  • Video Outputs
    • Composite Video Out: Inc. Monitor Out: 1
    • HDMI Out: 1

Video

  • A/V Sync
    • A/V SYNC: Yes(Variable)
    • A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 192kHz
    • A/V Sync Time (msec): 0-300msec
    • A/V Sync auto mode: Yes
  • HDMI™
    • 3D over HDMI: Yes
    • Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • Audio Widget: Yes
    • BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control): Yes (One-Touch Play, System Audio Control, System Power Off, Theater Mode(No button on RM))
      DSD: Yes
    • HDMI Version: 1.4a
    • HDMI(tm) video output capability: 4K, 1080p, 1080/24p Deep Color (up to 36 bit) x.v.Color (xvYCC)
    • Power Off Pass Through: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.14"
  • Width: 16.93"
  • Depth: 12.97"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 18.74 lbs
  • Shipping: 22 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

Footnotes:

  1. Requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D glasses and HDMI® cable (at least 10.2 Gbps)
  2. Requires HDMI® cable and LPCM capable receiver
  3. Requires HDTV with equivalent display and HDMI cable sold sep
  4. Syncs with BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ products
  5. iPod® support is limited to the following players: iPod touch®, iPod classic®, iPod nano® 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation, iPod® 4th& 5th generation & iPod mini and iPhone 3G, 3Gs and 4G models
  6. Requires HDMI® cable sold sep
  7. Requires HDTV and HDMI® cable sold sep
  8. 1050 Watts Total System power (150W x 7 @ 6 ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD 1ch. driven)
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Air PlayYes
ColorBlack
Channels7.2
Watts Per Channel150
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Optical, USB
Output ConnectorsHeadphone, Preout, Composite Video, HDMI
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs1
USB Ports1
Height6.14
Width16.93
Depth12.97
Weight (lbs)18.74
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
 
3.9

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Interfaces well with TV (5)
  • Intuitive controls (4)
  • Powerful bass (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Surround sound solution (7)
  • Movies (6)
  • Television shows (6)
  • Living room (5)
  • Large rooms (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (6), Movie enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't beat this for the price

This is one of the only "low-end" receivers out there that doesn't use those push-style speaker connections for all the speaker terminals! It has strong audio output, but definitely needs some...Read complete review

This is one of the only "low-end" receivers out there that doesn't use those push-style speaker connections for all the speaker terminals! It has strong audio output, but definitely needs some fine tuning... Out of the box, the sub-woofer pre-out is somewhat muddy, need to mess with the filter settings to fix this (I like how there are two sub channels though). Don't use the auto-calibration microphone... it only samples the room from one position with a low quality mic and unless you have a super-treated room, the chances of it calibrating itself properly are low! Overall it's a good future-proof buy for those looking to not spend $500+ on an A/V receiver. Would reccomend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but Not Great

This receiver was to replace my old Kenwood VR-6060 receiver. The setup was mostly straight forward. Some of the translations in the manual; front upper, vs surround, vs rear surround were...Read complete review

This receiver was to replace my old Kenwood VR-6060 receiver. The setup was mostly straight forward. Some of the translations in the manual; front upper, vs surround, vs rear surround were not always clear. But when auto-calibrate wouldn't work, that was enough of a clue that the surround was not properly formatted in the receiver.
I enjoy the digital processing, definitely a step up from the Kenwood. The onscreen display is hokey, but now that it is set up, who cares.
There are two issues that greatly disappoint me though. First, the system protection kicks in at only 20-30 Watts output. This is not what I expected from Sony and a receiver rated at between 95 and 160 W/ch. I've double checked wires and connectors with no improvment. Anything beyond a fairly subdued volume is going to trigger the system protection after a few minutes, do not try to rock out in 2-channel stereo. The second disappointment, is what I would consider a mis-characterization of the receiver's capabilities by Sony. I thought with the internet connectivity, I would be able to stream content like Pandora from the internet. Sony calls this capability SEN or Sony Entertainment Network. The manual says that the user "may" have to register to use this feature. The reality is you have to "subscribe", for a monthly fee, to access whatever the SEN offers.
Others have mentioned the setup menu coming on every time you start the amp. I don't know why it keeps going back to this menu, even after you complete the setup. About the time I was thinking about boxing the amp up, it just quit. I don't know why.
I do like the flexability and mix of HDMI, optical, coax and analog inputs. The Bluetooth linked to my phone flawlessly. I do wish the Sony BRAVIA worked with Panasonic's VESA.... oh well.
I think I'll upgrade some other componenets and then move this receiver to a smaller room, so the limited power output isn't an issue.

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5.0

Great Receiver

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from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

After researching receiver for almost two months, this one appeared to be the best for the money. Overall it has many great features, such as 3D and 4K pass through, tons of ports and other extras like blutooth connection. The only downfall is not being able to pass through music from one source and video from another without needing to use an optical cable for the audio. The blutooth is clear and with a better/newer phone works for a great distance. I am very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend.

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2.0

Not User Friendly

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from Vancouver, Washington

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

I found the instruction booklet and the remote to be very unfriendly to the user (me). Still haven't been able to hook up to my local lan network. When I get to the screen for the WPA Key (Generally this is the password for the wi-fi secured network, it will only let me enter 5 characters. My password is 8 characters. It took me a while to figure out how to use the alpha numeric keys. A very cumbersome method. Not at all pleased with the convoluted system.

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5.0

Great Receiver

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from Temecula, California

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

Great Receiver, I have it hooked up to a Sony Bravia TV so they "talk" to each other very well. I love that it hooks up to my home network. The only issue Ive had is the AirPlay only passes audio, but that could be me not figuring it out yet, or just a limitation of the device. All in all, great receiver!

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5.0

Satisfied

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from Bakersfield ca

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

Works just like its suppose to. Easy set up feature for speakers is nice. I was able to adjust back speakers a little higher.

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3.0

It works

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from Midway, UT

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

Not being of the techie generation, this unit is much too complicated for me. Be warned, this isn't a 'plug and play' piece of equipment - it has to be programmed first. The logic is confusing, particularly with the speaker setup. The instructions, as with most electronics, are useless and don't explain anything. I finally just got it to where it works, and gave up on the fine tuning. I will never use, and never understand, all the features. Would rather just go back to my old receiver with buttons for speaker A, speaker B, etc. But that would be much too simple.

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2.0

540 Receiver

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from deerfield Beach Florida

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

I have had many problems with this unit. It has been sent to Lorado Tx when it can back it was working . I put in a DVD last night an d it didn't work Called Sony and she told me to change HDMI cable and it worked . This morning it .didn't wor The unit is flawed

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1.0

absolutely hideous

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from NY

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

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.

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2.0

Not great

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from Burbank

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

I bought this unit for price/features and because I have had another sony receiver for 21 years. It still works great but wont connect to anything new! This receiver: 1) On screen user interface is terrible & looks like a nintendo from 1990. Really disappointing. It is 2014, correct? Firmware update didnt help 2) Remote is terrible - it has incredibly small keys, it is not back-lit, entering alpha-numeric information is incredibly difficult using this remote (your only option). Sound field setting is one of the main remote inputs - what for??? Should be channel selection. Really stupid 3) Occasionally the system wont pass through the TV signal while it is off. You have to hit the home key on the remote to get it to reset. Why? 4) Airplay wont pass through video, only audio. Works ok but comes with the nintendo display. No artwork 5) Bluetooth is a good feature. Works ok with the phone/ipod but you really have to turn up the volume. Wont display artwork 6) Wireless is a good feature 7) Lots of HDMI 8) Speaker wire connectors are hard to thread. More work than it should be! I hope I dont have to move the receiver anytime soon 9) Receiver display i'snt good either -but this was somewhat obvious from the product photos If I was to do it over, I would get something else. Maybe the 1040 or a more expensive Denon or Onkyo

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5.0

The STR-DN840 A/V Receiver that has it all!!!

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from Los Alamos, NM

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

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: 7.2 channel Bluetooth Technology 6 - HDMI Inputs Auto Tuning WiFi Air Play 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.

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4.0

pretty solid receiver

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from white bear lake, mn

Comments about Sony STR-DN840 Black 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver:

Good receiver, plent of power for my application. Love the 2nd subwoofer addition. 4 stars because the auto speaker setup wouldnt word for me, microphone couldnt locate front speakers so i had to adjust sound manually. Ipod screen is plain text, kinda bland and no wifi. But i think i only paid $175 for it, so i cant ask for all the bells and whistles. Overall good for the money.

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