Sony just released the 7.2-channel STR-DN1030 Network A/V Receiver with built-in Wi-Fi, Airplay and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming from Pandora, Spotify or any other internet music app you like from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with no need for wires. Wi-Fi also makes it easy to access the music library on your computer or all the songs on your iPhone/iPod touch, iPad or iTunes via AirPlay. It also works with DLNA enabled PCs and connects to wireless networked multi-room audio speakers, such as Sony's HomeShare line.
The STR-DN1030 receiver delivers class-leading performance for the home with 7.2 Channel 1015 Watts (145 W x 7) of power and seven HD inputs (5 x HDMI). Even at low sound levels, features such as Sound Optimizer maintain the nuances of the complete sound field, perfect for watching effects-laden motion pictures. Sony's innovative High Definition Digital Cinema Sound (HD DCS) adds auditory depth for dramatic cinematic sound that faithfully reproduces the movie theater experience. Spectacular sound is further produced through support of Dolby TrueHD, Pro Logic IIz and dts HD enhanced audio codecs. Sony's expert sound engineers recommend using Front Height mode (using two extra front speakers) to enable vocal height and 3D effects that have the power to make action sequences, concerts and movies even more immersive.
For outstanding picture performance, analog video signals are converted to 1080i via HDMI (Faroudia DCDi Edge). The receiver also offers 3D pass-through, audio return channel, and standby pass-through. Users can operate the full feature set with the free Media Remote app available for both iPhones and Android phones.