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: Bought this unit on sale after my old Sony receiver quit on me. This model is a couple of years old now, but it still offers top quality sound, runs all my home entertainment gear through it. The interface on my monitor is basic, not very polished, but once the unit is set up I hardly ever see it.
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: 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.