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Old 03-06-2017, 01:48 AM   #1
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I've been reading up on the STR-DN1080. Looks very similar to the STR-DN1070 with the addition of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X functionality. I'm in the beginning stages of selecting my home theater components and I am thinking this may be a wise choice as a beginner with limited initial install (either 3.0 or 3.1) but with future-proofing and ability for expansion built in.

Anyone else considering this receiver or have any thoughts or comments?

https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-str-dn1080/preview/
https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-str-dn1080/specs/
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:48 PM   #2
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I have it in my cart on Amazon. I think Ill get it and the Polk 350 watt powered sub. Not sure what speakers to go for on the 2 Atmos. Any suggestions?

I have the XBOX S so it outputs ATMOS bitstream DTS X bitstream. It has 4k but Im still to far in love with my projection big screen to downsize. There's just to much magic watching older movies this way Imo.

Maybe Ill get a 4k LG or Sony for the living room someday.

This looks like a great reciever for a medium size bedroom for years to come. So I think Im in.
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Cnet review is up, I think I'm gonna update my 1050
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Waiting to see if this gets back in stock on Amazon. Looks sold out everywhere....
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:48 PM   #5
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Cnet review is up, I think I'm gonna update my 1050
I have a year old Pioneer VSX90 but this is really an upgrade and all positive reviews on it.
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So I'm finally pulling the trigger on this.

I'm planning on getting the STR-DN1080 receiver with the following speakers:

Fronts: Polk RTi A5
Centre: Polk CSi A6
Subwoofer: Polk PSW 125

I would love any feedback on the compatibility of this system, both electrically and for sound quality.

Look forward to any feedback and it is very appreciated!
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Congrats on the new gear, I hope you like it as much as your hoping to.

IMO, this looks to be a real winner in regards to features vs cost. As long as it sounds decent, and works as advertised, then I don't think you could go wrong with it.

Honestly, I too, am looking at this exact same receiver, after doing a bit of research. I was looking to find some real world usage impressions, and that led me to this thread.

Please come back and give us your impressions of it, once you have had the time to put it through its paces. I am sure there are others who will be looking forward to your feedback as well.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:08 PM   #8
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I used to LOATHE Sony non-ES A/V receivers, but I have to admit those new ones have a design aesthetic that's VERY pleasing...nice "milled aluminum"-esque thick faceplates, right-to-the-point appearances...

Reminds me of what Onkyo USED to be in terms of design characteristics.
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:26 PM   #9
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So I'm finally pulling the trigger on this.

I'm planning on getting the STR-DN1080 receiver with the following speakers:

Fronts: Polk RTi A5
Centre: Polk CSi A6
Subwoofer: Polk PSW 125

I would love any feedback on the compatibility of this system, both electrically and for sound quality.

Look forward to any feedback and it is very appreciated!
I have almost the exact same speakers, looking to replace my Onkyo SR805 with the Sony 1080. Did you end up getting it?
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:13 PM   #10
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I'm looking at upgrading my Denon AVR-S710W to something with 2 HDMI outputs and was looking at the 1080. Any feedback from those that recently purchased it?
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:56 AM   #11
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Got this. So far so good.
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Wondering if anyone can help with this.
I have a multitrack recorder connected up to my Sony STR-dn1080, via the Video 1 line in. Does anyone know if there is a way to select Video 1 from the remote? I'm having a pain in the arse having to get up and over to turn the selection wheel to pick it. There is nothing i can see on the remote that should let me pick video1.
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I've been considering this unit since I've yet to cross into Atmos territory but am torn between getting this 7.1 or a 9.1. reciever I will have atmos enabled speakers since I'm in a rental home and cannot place them in the ceiling.

your suggestions on which to go with would be great.

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:03 AM   #14
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If you can drill into walls, your best be is to get brackets with decent pivot, put them at the tops of the rear wall and angle them downwards for direct or upwards for refection.

I have the Sony 1080, and this works perfectly for me.

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Wondering if anyone can help with this.
I have a multitrack recorder connected up to my Sony STR-dn1080, via the Video 1 line in. Does anyone know if there is a way to select Video 1 from the remote? I'm having a pain in the arse having to get up and over to turn the selection wheel to pick it. There is nothing i can see on the remote that should let me pick video1.
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I was wondering about that myself, but after going through Sony's interactive manual, it seems as though you can't do it, which is bloody stupid.

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I was wondering about that myself, but after going through Sony's interactive manual, it seems as though you can't do it, which is bloody stupid.
Its pretty poor that you can't do something as simple as change all sources via the remote.
I think you might be able to select it through the home menu on screen, but considering what i am using the connection for i don't need to turn on my projector, so it means i have to get up and manually switch over anytime i have to, which is several times a day/hour.

I can't imagine this is something that can be fixed with a firmware update either.
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I can't imagine this is something that can be fixed with a firmware update either.
It's entirely possible they could, as it's all digital, but there's bugger-all chance they they would.
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Wondering if anyone can help with this.
I have a multitrack recorder connected up to my Sony STR-dn1080, via the Video 1 line in. Does anyone know if there is a way to select Video 1 from the remote? I'm having a pain in the arse having to get up and over to turn the selection wheel to pick it. There is nothing i can see on the remote that should let me pick video1.
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In the configuration you can designate the keys for its functions, I have the same equipment and for example change the video 1 with the SA-CD key
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