Summary: I am very disappointed with the Denon AVR-1609. First disappointment, no sound with HDMI. 2nd disappointment, Dynamic Volume Control doesn't reduce volume spikes when commercials come on as stated.
Summary: This is the most user unfriendly device ever manufactured. It takes forever for it to do anything if you can figure out how to get it to operate at all. I wanted to SLEDGE mine but decided to give it to someone else to test their frustration level F---
Summary: I purchased the 1609 after reading the reviews on Amazon. Nearly all the reviews were favorable and I had heard good things about Denon so when my old Kenwood bit the dust I purchased this receiver. It doesn't work. I am somewhat of an audiophile so setting it up wasn't too difficult.