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. I thought the manual was pretty much junk. It skips around: Turn to page 27 and then turn to page 15, etc. I called Denon yesterday and the guy said, "Just send it back".