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Sony STR-DN1030

Sony STR-DN1030
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Onkyo TX-NR616

Onkyo TX-NR616
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Price $495 at 1 store $469 to $729 at 2 stores $419 to $449 at 2 stores
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    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews 2.0 stars out of 10 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date June 19, 2012 February 13, 2012 February 13, 2012
The Bottom Line The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year. The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Surround System Class 7.2 channel
7.2 channel
7.2 channel
THX certified Info unavailable Yes (THX Select 2 Plus)
Info unavailable
Internet Streaming Services vTuner
Pandora
Slacker
Music Unlimited
Spotify
Last.fm
Rhapsody
vTuner
MP3Tunes
Aupeo!
Pandora
Spotify
Last.fm
Rhapsody
SiriusXM internet radio
vTuner
Aupeo!
Slacker Personal Radio
Pandora
Surround Sound Effects HD Digital Cinema Sound
Audyssey DSX
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Network Player AAC
WMA
WAV
FLAC
MP3
AAC
WMA
WAV
FLAC
MP3
AAC
WMA
WAV
FLAC
MP3
Digital Player (Recorder) WMA
AAC
MP3
LPCM
WMA
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
AAC
WAV
MP3
LPCM
WMA
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
AAC
WAV
MP3
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Radio Radio tuner - AM/FM - 60 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Product Type Home Theater Network Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Optical Digital Input Yes
Yes
Yes
Connectivity Protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Wi-Fi ready, adapter sold separately
Wi-Fi ready, adapter sold separately
Ethernet
HDMI Switching Yes
Yes
Yes
Enclosure Color Black
Black
Black
Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES decoder
Dolby Digital EX
DSD decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
DTS Express
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES decoder
Dolby Digital EX
DSD decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
DTS Express
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Weight 19.4 lbs
24.3 lbs
19.8 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Full contract period 2 years
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Service included Parts and labor
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Service & support details type Limited warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Description Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN1030
Home Theater Network Receiver
Onkyo TX NR616 - 7.2 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Onkyo TX NR515
Power AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable 5 - 100000 Hz
5 - 100000 Hz
Remote Control Included
Infrared
Universal remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control - Infrared
Output Power 1015 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Microphone 2
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video Conversion/Scaling Analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.9 in x 12.7 in x 6.2 in
17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.9 in
17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.9 in
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
Yes
Yes
Amplifier signal-to-noise ratio Info unavailable 106 dB
100 dB
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