Summary: So this was one of the few that had a zone 2 output and supported pandora and the like. The new features of the Denons are great, especially controlling internet music from your tablet. The zone 2 output is RCA's but this will work for me as zone 2 will actually be another receiver controlling 4 sones. Otherwise it has plenty of HDMI's and finally nice visal menues.
Summary: I'm definitely not electronically inclined. I have not used this product for much more than television at this point so cannot speak to the overall quality. I had two instillation questions which I submitted online. Both questions were answered quickly and correctly. Only thing I am not thrilled about that was not well published is that zone 2 must have powered speakers or another amp.
Summary: I have researched many receivers and this was the one that I settled on. I have been using this unit for 7-months so far and I really like it. With the right Blu-rays, the surround sound sounds amazing. Also, the built-in Audyssey technology made equalizing the surround sound really easy. In addition, the receiver has plenty of options such as Internet radio and a USB input for your iPhone. I only have 2 complaints. 1) Sometimes the HDMI inputs act a little wonky.
Summary: I had.a denon receive for 10 years This one is also great. It automatically does all that I want done. I did not rate it 5 stars Because I am using my same speakers and the is similar . The speaker set up was easy.
Summary: The receiver itself is phenomenal. For the money, It is an outstanding piece of hardware. I love the abundant HDMI ports and full size binding posts. The sound is perfect at every volume, and I couldn't be happier with this device. Even the onscreen menu is easy to operate. However, like many receivers, the remote is lacking. It is easy enough to use, but Denons in I've owned in the past had remotes with more capabilities.
Summary: Denon made a winner here. If you've seen my review for the Cambridge Audio S30 speakers you know what receiver I am using to power them. This delivers ample power and clean warm sound. The setup with the receiver is easy and almost fool proof. I have a Yamaha and Pioneer receiver to compare to and I'd rank them in overall quality, sound quality, and overall ease of use: Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer.
Summary: The receiver does everything it is supposed to do. Other reviews are quite right about that, however, when playing music with iPhone, the unit only plays in stereo mode with no subwoofer. I was expecting that I could use a similar feature such as Yamaha does, emulating a 7ch stereo and having all speakers (including the sub), but I was not lucky. If anyone knows how to make it, I will rate it 5 stars, even if it plays 2ch stereo and the sub.