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Denon-avr-1609.29064849
6.0 out of 10

Denon AVR-1609

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Reviews and Problems with Denon AVR-1609

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Overall 6
6.0

Nice receiver for the price.

raf1541, Ebay
11 June 2011
  • Summary: Nice receiver for the price. Two zones. Speakers A & B. However, my first one went out three years after purchase. Bought another refurbished one from ebay. Work's great, for now. Hopefully, the first one was a fluke.
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow shipping

LaSha Hull, Amazon
15 June 2009
  • Summary: Ordered this product the same day as my speaker selector, received this product 4 days late. Called the seller several times and never was able to reach anyone. Product arrived several days late. Won't buy from this seller again if I'm in a rush to receive my merchandise.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound, horrible interface

Michael Thompson, Amazon
3 January 2009
  • Summary: I have been using this receiver for a few weeks. I love the sound, which is far better than my previous Onkyo when used with my BA speakers for music (I don't use the 7.1). However, my big complaint is that the interface is a train wreck. If I had 3 or fewer inputs (including radio) the 'Quick' 1-3 buttons might be OK once configured -- though I'd prefer a UI that allowed me to label them for my wife's sake if not my own -- but as is it's a pain.
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Overall 6
6.0

No Audio with HDMI

Mark Tacchi, Amazon
19 October 2008
  • Summary: If you plan on using HDMI with this receiver, you should note that this receiver doesn't pass the HDMI audio through to the external speakers. I have a Sony 46" Bravia, a Tivo HD XL, and a Playstation 3 that I connected to the Denon with HDMI. I had to hook up an optical audio cable between the PS3 and the Denon, and RCA cables for the Tivo.
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