Summary: I bought this Denon a little over 2 years ago. I must say while it was working, it sounded great. After about 18 months it started to have intermittent problems with the video signal. The sound would work fine but it wouldn't have any video signal. If I turned the receiver off and then back on the video signal would work. The problem persisted until about a month ago. At that time the video signal went out and did not come back on.
Summary: Everything has worked well for me on this receiver. The remote is easy to program and the layout is pretty straight forward as it is for most AV receivers. There is nothing too fancy here with internet connectivity but if you're like me I already have a smart TV, Playstation, Apple TV, etc already hooked up so already enough connectivity is there.
Summary: Remote can be set up to not only choose the HDMI device to use, but can also turn it on or off. Comes with a microphone to set up the speaker balance too. Includes FM antenna. Only requires 5.1 speakers.
Summary: I had this delivered on 7/06/2012 and a little over a year after it started to turn off by itself. Prior to this my HDMI inputs began to fail one by one. The cables were fine it was the amplifier.
Summary: I replaced a Denon AVR-1602 Receiver because I wanted HDMI capabilities that the AVR 1612 has. It is very clean and quiet even at max for this price. Quality stuff in there. The setup for the AVR-1612 was fairly straightforward but your set up might be more or less complicated. The instructions are easy to follow. This receiver comes alive with the Dolby Surround and DTS. I will continue buying Denon as long they continue to produce excellent products at a fair price.
Summary: I know Denon is a good product. It is well priced and works great for my home theater. I have the Energy Take 5.1 speakers made my Klispch and it is a great match for this A/V system. Love the features for the HDMI isolation and the way you can make 1 dominate while off. no need to set the other settings. easy buttons on the remote to chose your input. great product!