I just bought an STR-DN1040 Internet enabled amplifier. I figured that since it was on the network, I'd try and hit it with my web browser and sure enough, it responded. Unfortunately, the web interface only allows you to change the name of the unit, modify TCI/IP settings, and initiate an update.
With the complexity of this amplifier, a nice web interface would really improve the user experience. Naming inputs and radio station names would be much easier with a computer keyboard, and changing settings through a web page would be so much more user friendly.
Using the web browser as a remote interface for the amp would be a seriously fun feature. Any wifi tablet or phone could be used to control it.
I got two SA-NS300 homeshare speakers with my STR-DN1020 Reciver in 2010. Worked ok, firmware and app was shaky at first but improved with time. A year later I got two SA-NS500 speakers. I used all 5 devices in homeshare party mode every time I'm home working around the house. It worked great for internet radio and content stored on QNAP server. Never had a problem. I want to buy more speakers but in typical sony fashion they cut and run, the homeshare speaker line was discontinued after only 3 years. Why Sony, Why?
1) Please bring back the homeshare speakers line. You mean to tell me samsung and sonos have a better product? And sony can't compete?
2) Add the homeshare feature to the STR-DN1050. I upgraded from STR-DN1020 because of the XBR-900B 4K TV.
3) It would be nice to have a clock radio with homeshare too. I was waiting for something like this when homeshare came out or at least create a dock that uses the clock app (needs alarms).
As of now, I'm fishing on ebay for 2 more SA-NS500.
Please add this feature to the DN1050 A/V receiver to make it a even better product. It would be nice to have even work in the second zone; treat the main and second as two party stream devices. Don't need a GUI or new remote to control, I've always used my iPhone or ipad to control, which was fine.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;This feature was in all receivers since the DN1020 which I have. Upgraded to DN1050 to find the party streaming was missing. I use HomeShare/party stream every time I'm home working or cleaning around the house. I have 2 sans500 and 2 sans300, along with the dn1020. Was going to get another sans500 from eBay to include my basement/laundry room.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;PLEASE add this feature back and it would be nice to bring back the speakers. A sans500 with Bluetooth included would have been nice also then I could took it out of house where there is no WIFI.
Device that I could connect to my TV with HDMI and synchronzie it with my tablet or smartphone via NFC. In order to play games, music, movies, view photos on a bigger screen. It shouldn't be big, just small plug-in powered from TV or maybe USB.
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I have a client that wanted to purchase the vpl-1100 and be the first on his block to have it. He paid a huge premum to get it before Christmas. He was then told it was delayed and to get the 1000es and Sony would upgrade within 2-3 weeks so he did. It is now the end of Febuary, we got the upgrade kit two weeks ago and I can not get a return call to schedule the upgrade kit install (have made 7 attempts). He now wants me to refund his 20k+ due to your horrible customer service. Our company is new to selling the Sony custom line, is this really how you treat custom installers that sell the highest end home theater projector you sell? The only reason I am blogging here is because I can not get a call back from anyone there. Any help would be appreciated as now I own a 20K projector that as we speak is loosing value.