Sony offers the widest selection of wireless technologies, including Bluetooth, Spotify and AirPlay. This device also has one of the most convenient and simple control systems that similar devices of comparable cost can offer. See other Sony STR-DN1050 specs and facts in this Sony STR-DN1050 review.
Sony STR-DN1050 has a configuration of 7.2, develops an output power of 165 watts per channel (6 ohms) and is equipped with decoders for all common surround sound formats, with the exception of Dolby Atmos. Receiver STR-DN1050 brings the image quality of video and TV programs in Full HD to 4K Ultra HD. With a resolution four times that of Full HD, the 4K Ultra HD format makes any image realistic.
Despite the rather sophisticated design of the top Sony models, and receivers of some other even more exotic brands, in the home theater industry it is customary for the AV receiver to be a black rectangular box with a display crossing its front panel. That is exactly the Sony STR-DN1050, which is very similar to the previous model of the company, 1040. On the front panel of this device there is a minimal set of control buttons, and the frontal location of USB and HDMI connectors is very convenient.
Although the previous model, the STR-1040, had eight HDMI inputs, the new STR-DN1050 reduced their number to six. Well, you have to be more modest, says Sony. The device is still equipped with three HDMI outputs (A, B and Zone), as well as two component and three composite inputs. The audio inputs are represented by four analog, two optical and one coaxial.
The STR-DN1050, like all the Sony receivers I've tested recently, is equipped with the Sony Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) auto-tuning feature. To use it, just mix the microphone in the place where the listeners will be, and turn on the sequence of test signals that are alternately played by all the speakers and the subwoofer. The system works very quickly, and the whole setup takes about a minute.