Summary: When I purchased this receiver, I was BRAND NEW to the receiver world. I had some HTIAB (home theater in a box) setups in the past but I was ready to go to the next step. WOW, I am glad I went with the Denon AVR1610!!!!!!!! The sound quality is excellent, setup was a BREEZE, and setup couldn't have been easier!! Just plug and play! The automatic speaker calibration takes care of EVERYTHING for you!!!! Just an amazing receiver for the price.
Summary: I recent bought this receiver with the Klipsch HD500 speaker set. The combo deal was great. I like all the features and the auto setup with the included mic was a breeze. I'm not an audiophile so take my review with a grain of salt. It sounds a ton better than my old system. It would have gotten 5 stars except the remote quit working a month into owning it. It is extremely annoying not having a remote. But at least it is pushing me to finally pick up a harmony remote.
Summary: don't even think about reading and using the manual that comes with the receiver from denon. look up "badpigs" translation on the avs forum and save yourself some headaches. the receiver works as it should. still tweeking the settings. the audyssey setup works very well and is a good starting point for the settings. I am only using 3.1 as I have not yet hooked up the rear suround sound speakers but it sounds great.
Summary: This is a well positioned device with many desirable features one might expect for an upper-end receiver. As such, it is a great value. Set up requires patience and the willingness to read the instructions before you begin. This receiver is complex enough not to be intuitive because it has features that are new enough not to be familiar.
Very good product, but not intuitive menus/documentation
David "Desmo", Amazon
17 September 2009
Summary: I've got this receiver set up between a Mac Mini and a Samsung 52" LCD TV. The quality of the image and sound is excellent and I'm very happy with the end product. My only criticism is the relatively poor documentation that ships with the product. Getting the settings right was mostly trial and error and a lot of switching between menus looking for the right configuration.
Summary: Based on a sub-$400 budget, I focused on this and the Yamaha 465. In researching it, a toss-up really emerged and the decision was made in talking to a very knowledgeable guy at Crutchfield. Having set it up last night and having played with it the better part of today, I am very content with my purchase. I fired up some Blu Ray's with both PCM and DTS-MA/ True HD and was very pleased with the upgrade over standard DD/DTS. The soundstage was just bigger.
Excerpt: Hallo liebe Community, habe gerade gesehen, dass für den Denon AV-Receiver noch kein Erfahrungsbericht vorliegt. Daher mache ich mich mal daran. Jetzt sollte man meinen können, so ein Gerät sei schwer zu konfigurieren. Ich muss sagen Jein... Der 1610 gibt ein On-Screen-Menü auf den TV aus, so kann man sich relativ bequem durch die Ebenen bewegen. Einige Einstellmöglichkeiten sind aber verschachtelt bzw. ergeben sich nicht aus dem Kontext. Ein Blick in die ca.
Pros: Guter Klang, vielfältige Einstell - und Anschlussmöglichkeiten, Preis
Cons: Menüführung teilweise umständlich, Anleitung verschachtelt
Summary: Der Denon AVR 1610 ist einer der günstigsten einstiegs AVR´s die schon die neuen Tonformate wie "Dolby Pro Logic IIz" unterstützen. Der unterschied bei dem neuen Tonformat liegt im gegensatz zu den üblichen 5.1 oder 7.1 Konfigurationen darin, das man über den Front Lautsprechern noch einmal 2 Lautsprecher hängen hat. Das soll für einen besseren Raumklang dienen.