Summary: Setup is quite easy, and the extra network/apple airplay features are nice. This is my first receiver, so I can't really compare it to anything else, but it's a great starter for someone who is just getting into this sort of thing.
Summary: I have looked everywhere for a solution and cannot find out if they ever fixed the issue, most blogs say it is a Pandora issue not Denon. Simple fact it wont play my Pandora One which I never really listen to regular radio because I hace enough commercials/ advertising in my life.
Summary: this is a fine product.. really a winner in its class .. you can read on and on about specs but in the end its how it sounds and how it works sounds... like pretty much every other receiver in its class.. i like denon so it sounds great to me.. (I should say that i am pickey and have a sony and a yamaha both only months old in the garage waiting to go on ebay because they are not as good) before connecting this unit get some beer..
Summary: There are a lot of good things about this Denon AVR-1613 receiver that have been covered well. The audio quality and fit and finish stands out. There is really not much to criticize except for the lack of optical out to support the Astro MixAmp wireless dolby headphone system I use with my PS3, but like to use for watching late night movies as well, forcing me to plug it directly to the gaming console.
Good sound field but limited video and audio options
123-A "GWUD", Amazon
17 May 2013
Summary: This receiver replaced a Sony 830 and sounded noticeably richer. I particularly was impressed with the multipoint audessey sound calibration. It significantly improved sound distribution across my 2 bed room apartment. The remote is also very easy and straight forward in use. The reciever is slightly smaller in dimension (good in my perspective) and a clean uncluttered front panel. The interface isnt great in graphics but was intuititve and straight forward.
Summary: I ordered this receiver after ordering both the yamaha rx-v373 and v475. Both yamaha's had significant interference vs static through my HDMI out to tv. Everything was a mess on both receivers despite multiple chords and rewiring. Needles to say they went back. So out of sheer desperation I ordered the Denon 1613. Great receiver to hook up. Easy as they come. Network super easy set up. It is now the true Hub of entertainment for my Apple driven network.
Does everything that I wanted and expected -- software could use some minor refinements
6 May 2013
Summary: I upgraded to this from a Yamaha RX-467 to go along with the JBL CS6100BG High-Performance Complete 6-Piece Home Theater Speaker System. With the Yamaha RX-467 receiver, I was having trouble getting the right balance between highs from the satellites and lows from the subwoofer. Denon's sound calibration software (Audyssey MultiEQ) equalized the speakers (not subwoofer on this model) and it made a huge difference -- not only does the balance between satellites and the...
Summary: I'm gonna be 100% honest, the three things the average person should be looking for in a receiver: 1: Has enough channels for all your speakers. (if you have a 5.1 system, don't buy a stereo receiver) 2: Has enough/right kinds of inputs for your equipment (If you need 5 HDMI ports, don't buy a receiver with only 4) 3: Has a system whereupon you plug in a microphone and the receiver automatically sets EQ. This receiver fills all these needs for me.
Summary: Good sound but I had trouble syncing the receiver to a win 7 64 bit machine even though it worked fine on 32 bit win 7. Also have to raise the volume really high before feeling the great sound, otherwise the sound becomes average.
Summary: First, my accolades to Amazon on my order!!! I ordered this unit and a subwoofer (Polk PSW10, very nice). The next day, Thanksgiving day, I noticed a significant drop in price on both units. I went on-line in a web chat with customer support and explained the price difference. Without any fuss they credited my credit card the difference!!! Now that's what customer service should be!!!