Summary: The denon AVR-1609 is a great A/V reciever. Some people do not like the fact that the audio HDMI portion is just a pass-thru but I like it because I only use fiber optic for my audio(the 1609 has 2).
Summary: After purchasing this item, I read the reviews. I can tell you that after reading them I tried to cancel this item through Amazon on-line before it shipped. I was truly dissappointed that I could not cancel through Amazon but only through the shipper "Crutchfield".
Summary: Was just looking for a basic receiver to replace an old one that died. It was just for some speakers I have outside & in a formal dining area. I've already got 2 pretty nice Denon's for the 2 home theater areas in my house, and love them.
Summary: I would like to challenge anyone in finding a better AVR in this price category. I purchased the Denon AVR-1609 two days ago for under two hundred and am absolutely amazed that they can sell such a nice product for so little and make a profit. I hooked this up with a 6.1 speaker setup...
Summary: After many hours spent reviewing current recievers I settled on the denon avr-1609. My purchase was driven by the price and many good reviews. I have not been disappointed. as others have said the set-up is a little confusing, but the printed literature is good.
Summary: The primary reason that I selected this product was the automatic sound leveling. It does that job very well. There are so many options that it is a little difficult to setup but once done, it works flawlessly. I am very satisfied with it.