The STR-DN1030 AV Receiver is an impressive beast, immersing you in the full dynamic range of modern movie soundtracks with powerful, crystal clear audio to 7.2 channels, packing an impressive 110 watts per channel. This stylish and solid AV receiver fuses form and function, for the first time ever with built-in wireless connectivity, also five HDMI ports, and HD Digital Cinema Sound and Advanced Digital Cinema Auto Calibration technologies to deliver a powerful, precise cinematic sound.
Sony Europe said in their press release that they wanted "to create true cinematic sound... so you can hear movies exactly as the director intended". Also adding that "Sony Pictures have won 12 Academy Awards for Best Picture, so they know about creating amazing quality sound for the movies" - but all we heard was "Toot, toot".
Still though, being able to effortlessly stream songs from your iOS device, Android, PC or laptop is a pretty sweet deal plus you'll have access to on demand entertainment through the Sony Entertainment Network, featuring more than 15 million songs, and internet radio from thousands of stations around the world.
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The SonySTR-DN1030 Home Cinema AV Receiver comes in at a RRP of €559.