Summary: I purchased the Denon AVR-1612 previously and immediately after installing in a well ventilated area the unit would shut off for no apparent reason. I put a fan by it to see if it needed to be cooled down and it still would shut off. That unit was returned to Amazon and replaced with a new unit, same make and model. It worked a little better than the first one but then again this one also started shutting off after only several minutes of playing.
Summary: I'm satisfied with my Dennon reciever I recently purchased..I know I could have bought better but for the price I couldn't ask for more quality...very good quality and would recomend to anyone.
Summary: Using the included microphone to set all of the surround levels is super simple. The only additional adjustment I made was to increase the center channel a bit. The quality of the surround sound is excellent out of this receiver.
Summary: easy setup although manual was a bit confusing at first for a newbee, but after a few read threws made sense. having trouble with remote controlling other devices, but pretty sure I'll figure that out too. persavearance!
Summary: I used to own a Denon AVR-989 and this receiver seems to meet their usual high quality standards. The general consensus is that the AVR-1612 is a must buy over the bottom of the line AVR-1312. It includes Audyssey which automatically tunes your room to the best settings. I am happy with it so far. It is a full-size receiver so don't expect for it to be slim and sleek or anything.
Summary: Cannot begin to explain the ease of setup. You can place the speakers basicly anywhere and the auto setup makes the system setup professional and easy to whatever the listening positions are. Watching the Tigers and Football was amazing! Movies were great and at a push of a button you have access to any HDMI inputs, up two 5.
Summary: I got this as a refurb or used (sorry I forgot) deal from Warehouse Deals, Inc. I was VERY worried about what I would get. I got an email response assuring me that the product was in excellent condition but you never know. Well it arrived in a timely manner ... in PERFECT condition. I saved quite a bit on it. I went from an older Onkyo so this was an excellent upgrade.
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace a 15 year-old Sony that no longer is compatible with the digital connections of new equipment. I didn't want to spend too much, I didn't want excess bells and whistles. I only wanted 5.1 surround, average power, and a clean, simple interface. I've never owned a Denon product before. I am very pleased with the AVR-1612. The set-up is easy.