STR-DN1010 7.1 - Affordable Home Theater Receivers

This is an affordable home theater receiver option for those Sony fans out there.  I thought I would check this out due to the large number of  page views and sheer popularity I've seen with the lower model the STR-DH810(you can see it here)

On screen menu
The STR-DN1010 is a 7.1-channel A/V receiver.  It appears to be essentially the same product as the STR-DH810 but adds 10 watts of power per channel giving it 110 WPC.  Enjoy 3D images while hearing sound closer to the way it was captured, plus improve image quality of non-HD video sources to HD using one convenient cable. Offering plenty of connectivity options for your expanding lifestyle, this A/V receiver features 4 HDMI inputs, 3 component inputs and is SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready. You can also share your music in multiple rooms with wireless 2nd zone technology.   The on screen menu doesn't look bad either.
On screen interface-not bad...
  • 7.1-channel A/V receiver with 110 watts per channel
  • 3D HDMI pass-through
  • 7 HD video inputs (4 HDMI, 3 component)
  • Upconvert/Upscale from analog to 1080p via HDMI
  • On-screen graphical user interface for ease of use
Now the STR-DN1010 has 4 HDMI inputs, although many competitors offer six, including the Pioneer VSX-1020-K, Onkyo TX-SR608 and Yamaha RX-V667. The rest of its analog video connectivity is better than average, but that's less of a concern to us now that nearly every home theater gadget features HDMI. Altogether the STR-DN1010 can switch between seven HD devices at a time, it still needs more HDMI ports.   The STR-HD1010 allows you to enjoy frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when paired with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation 3 gaming console.

Not only does it support 3D video but the STR-DN1010 also allows full compatibility with HD Audio.  With Linear PCM support, when you connect via HDMI a Blu-ray Disc player / PS3 that can decode the latest high definition audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio5, Prologic IIz, Pro Logic IIx,  you can experience sound closer to the way it was captured.
This receiver does have an impressive array of features for the price.