Summary: I've had this product for about a month now and overall I am pleased with the purchase. A great unit for the price. Very easy on-screen setup, excellent sound quality though my Bose speakers. The only drawback might be that I can't use my cable remote to turn the unit on and off.
Much better than its price would suggest -- with reservations.
Joe Riehl, Amazon
10 September 2012
Summary: Update: After a few days experience with this unit, I have to downgrade it to four stars. 1) I have had the same overheating/cutting out problem that others have reported. I could not get through a complete Beethoven 9th without the amp shutting down multiple times.
Summary: I've had my Denon receiver hooked up for over a week now and I'm very VERY pleased with it. I'm the type who researches products inside and out before purchasing. From what I've found, the AVR-1312 has the most features for the price. The sound quality is awesome and the setup was a snap.
Summary: As a low end product Denon came out with a solid offering. The receiver has quick select which is useful as well as the AUX inputs on the front which also help. The dial is click based so it doesn't feel like an infinity dial.
Summary: Cannot beat this receiver for the price; however, tech support confirmed that this receiver CANNOT drive 4 ohm speakers. I will simply be using it with Klipsch in-wall speakers to enhance the TV experience so not to worry.
Summary: Purchased the Denon 1312 refurbished, but my thoughts are it would not matter new, refurbished or otherwise. In a little more than a year, it suffered the same power failure reported across the Web. It easily overheats and shuts down. Complete piece of junk.
Summary: I bought this a few weeks ago to replace an old stereo amplifier mainly so that I can tidy up the mess of cables going from a DVD player, TIVO, PC and Apple TV to the Plasma TV. This Denon allows me to route all the HDMI cables from the sources back to the amplifier and then only have one HDMI cable...
Summary: Arrived in perfect shape and in a reasonable time frame. Unpacked and read manual (what there is of it) then drug out an old back up computer to view cd on and went to work setting it up. Took about a week off and on to get things to where I liked it.