The STR-DN1000 receiver features a new piano black gloss design ideal for matching with Sony’s new BDP-S360 and BDP-S560 Blu-ray Disc players. The 7.1 channel model (110 watts power per channel @ 8-Ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD) supports full HD 1080/60p and 24p video signals via HDMI, as well as the latest advanced audio codecs, including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio and LCPM.
Featuring four HDMI and three component inputs, it offers generous connectivity for multiple HD devices. Further, the receiver utilizes its analog connections (component, S-video and composite connection) to upscale all incoming sources to near HD quality when connected to an HDTV set.
The STR-DN1000 receiver also features wireless multi-room audio capabilities via Sony’s S-AIR technology. With the purchase of an S-AIR ready transmitter (model EZW-T100) and additional S-AIR speaker systems (model AIR-SA10), the high-end receiver can drive wireless audio up to 164 feet (signal and sound quality may vary) in up to 10 additional rooms of the home.
Additionally, the STR-DN1000 has an icon-driven menu system, allowing for simple device and content navigation. Sources including iPod and iPhone can be easily connected to the system via Sony’s Digital Media Port (DMP) input. (Compatible DMP accessories are required and sold separately.) The receiver also supports Sirius subscription radio service and is compatible with both Deep Color and x.v.Color.
The STR-DN1000 7.1 channel A/V receiver will be available this July for about $500. The EZW-T100 S-AIR transmitter and AIR-SA10 speaker systems are currently available for about $50 and $120, respectively.