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[Electronique Hi Fi] Sony STR-DN1080 7.2 A/V Receiver

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Sony STR-DN1080 7.2 A/V Receiver

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$550
Savings:
$348
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Electronique Hi Fi
Long story short. They lowered the price of the receiver to their "cost" due to my complaint about my order from Walmart marketplace they canceled. Had bought it for $248 but was apparently a "glitch". Good price on a very highly reviewed receiver though. He lowered the price specifically for my purchase only. Was never returned to the regular price afterwards as it was supposed to be.

Seller is located in Montreal. Staff i dealt with seemed very polite, knowledgeable and professional.

Specs below

https://www.sony.ca/en/electronics/av-r ... str-dn1080
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That's good to know. I'll gladly buy from them again in the future.
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Great receiver, if HDMI 2.1 is not something you care about, which in its current state on most receivers it shouldn't be Winking Face
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CFRTim wrote: Great receiver, if HDMI 2.1 is not something you care about, which in its current state on most receivers it shouldn't be Winking Face
Indeed. I'm waiting for the 2.1 issues to get resolved because I need a new receiver to handle the switching for my XSX and PS5 to my LG CX. Frustrating that there aren't any options that I know of.
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OP can you please put the price in the title
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I think someone from that store reads RFD posts. I went to check a few reviews and then returned to the store page to order at this reduced price and the price had just gone up to $898.

The current price is the same as the Costco price and with their warranty and returns I’d order there I think. I’m not that willing to spend out nearly $900 on a three year old receiver though.
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Lush78 wrote: Indeed. I'm waiting for the 2.1 issues to get resolved because I need a new receiver to handle the switching for my XSX and PS5 to my LG CX. Frustrating that there aren't any options that I know of.
You could run those to the CX, then eARC to the receiver, but obviously some drawbacks here as well.
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AstonM wrote: You could run those to the CX, then eARC to the receiver, but obviously some drawbacks here as well.
I currently have a Denon 4300 with arc (4400 introduced earc). Tried it and audio delays through the few configurations I've tried, and no Atmos. Plus all my components are in an AV rack and TV is wall mounted. Need a new proper AVR and the silence/ignorance to the problem from manufacturers is concerning.
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Lush78 wrote: I currently have a Denon 4300 with arc (4400 introduced earc). Tried it and audio delays through the few configurations I've tried, and no Atmos. Plus all my components are in an AV rack and TV is wall mounted. Need a new proper AVR and the silence/ignorance to the problem from manufacturers is concerning.
Yeah, probably 6+ months until you will get a solution. I know folks on AVS were buying a splitter of some sort, but obviously that's just added cost that will be redundant. I am also in the waiting game with you.
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AstonM wrote: Yeah, probably 6+ months until you will get a solution. I know folks on AVS were buying a splitter of some sort, but obviously that's just added cost that will be redundant. I am also in the waiting game with you.
Yeah, you're referring to this Sharc unit. Unfortunately, you mostly likely will not be able to use your AVR output to your TV for the rest of the components connected to the AVR because it creates a loop problem. This is a decent solution if only using a couple components in a simple configuration but I have 8 HDMI devices connected and used on my AVR (Cable, 2019 Shield Pro, XSX, PS5, PS4 Pro for homebrew, Nintendo Switch, Chromecast Ultra, and X360 for Goldeneye Remastered right now).

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I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask but it'll be a quick answer since I can seem to find it. I got six ceiling speakers in this house we moved into so would I need to a receiver that says 7.1 or higher in order to power these 6 speakers? It just feels crazy having to spend more than $600 on a receiver just to power these.
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Clocksmith25 wrote: I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask but it'll be a quick answer since I can seem to find it. I got six ceiling speakers in this house we moved into so would I need to a receiver that says 7.1 or higher in order to power these 6 speakers? It just feels crazy having to spend more than $600 on a receiver just to power these.
Front LR, rear LR and front or rear upper LR? Yes you’ll need 7.1 and a centre channel speaker too and probably a subwoofer if you want the full effect. I learned a long time ago that receivers for home theatre are expensive. The good news is my last one lasted 10 years before becoming outdated and going haywire due to a power surge.

Edit: I reread....6 ceiling? All in the same room?
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Clocksmith25 wrote: I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask but it'll be a quick answer since I can seem to find it. I got six ceiling speakers in this house we moved into so would I need to a receiver that says 7.1 or higher in order to power these 6 speakers? It just feels crazy having to spend more than $600 on a receiver just to power these.
I would personally add LF, C, RF, SL, SR speakers and a subwoofer to create a full Atmos 7.1.4 setup if the layout works.
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JC69 wrote: I think someone from that store reads RFD posts. I went to check a few reviews and then returned to the store page to order at this reduced price and the price had just gone up to $898.

The current price is the same as the Costco price and with their warranty and returns I’d order there I think. I’m not that willing to spend out nearly $900 on a three year old receiver though.
Very true.
Although this is a nice receiver, not worth it at this price
Lush78 wrote:
Yeah, you're referring to this Sharc unit. Unfortunately, you mostly likely will not be able to use your AVR output to your TV for the rest of the components connected to the AVR because it creates a loop problem. This is a decent solution if only using a couple components in a simple configuration but I have 8 HDMI devices connected and used on my AVR (Cable, 2019 Shield Pro, XSX, PS5, PS4 Pro for homebrew, Nintendo Switch, Chromecast Ultra, and X360 for Goldeneye Remastered right now).
https://www.thenaudio.com/
Interesting, I just recently hooked up my 360 again. I heard about it, how and where you got it?
Clocksmith25 wrote: I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask but it'll be a quick answer since I can seem to find it. I got six ceiling speakers in this house we moved into so would I need to a receiver that says 7.1 or higher in order to power these 6 speakers? It just feels crazy having to spend more than $600 on a receiver just to power these.
This is a good place to ask about it.

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I got it the moment it leaked. It should be easy enough to find and load if you have a JTAG/RGH X360 or use Xenia emulator on PC... I can't give anymore than that... The game is called Bean/Project Bean
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JC69 wrote: Front LR, rear LR and front or rear upper LR? Yes you’ll need 7.1 and a centre channel speaker too and probably a subwoofer if you want the full effect. I learned a long time ago that receivers for home theatre are expensive. The good news is my last one lasted 10 years before becoming outdated and going haywire due to a power surge.

Edit: I reread....6 ceiling? All in the same room?
Yeah I got 6 ceiling speakers all in the basement
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Is this really a deal? Or does it not go on sale regularly anymore?

Amazon, BB, Costco always have this thing at 450 on sale (I got it from Costco.ca).

Regular price in the 800s is wack.
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ChippewaBarr wrote: Is this really a deal? Or does it not go on sale regularly anymore?

Amazon, BB, Costco always have this thing at 450 on sale (I got it from Costco.ca).

Regular price in the 800s is wack.
Unfortunately, this year it is a deal. It's disappointing that a three year old receiver still sells for so much. Supply and demand during global pandemic.

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