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PainMaestro "WinoFino", Amazon
24 January 2012
Summary: I've had this unit for 3 years now. I'm posting the review in the hopes of helping anyone having the same problem I've had (and solved- thanks to Denon's responsive support forums!!). First, the unit has been reliable and great for me. I've got a very asymmetric room with 7.1 speakers set up, and the Denon system using the microphone worked out an excellent balance for my off-center seating situation.
Summary: First things first, I just bought this receiver on Amazon for $298 from 6ave. Now with that said, if your looking for a receiver with a good amount of A/V hookups and great sound this is for you. The Denon AVR 1908 has a lot going for it. With a lot of built in decoders including true HDMI audio playback (meaning when you hook up the HDMI cable to the receiver the audio is sent to the speakers instead of the TV).
Summary: After 3 months I can say the Denon receiver 1908 is a great product. Matched well with my Athena speakers. The sound is warm and pleasant compared to the Yamaha receiver its replacing. You can listen for hours and not tire. Setup was easy for me. First I used the automatic setup with the provided audyssey mic. This discovers the distance & sizes of your speakers and sets up the sounds. Next I fine tuned the sound via the manual setup.
Summary: I was excited to hook this up with my 5.1 system and worked patiently with Denon customer service. After all the trials, it turned out the receiver was faulty and Denon guys asked me to return it. I'm going to buy the same receiver (since I have heard raving reviews about this particular one) and try if that will work out. Keeping fingers crossed!
Excerpt: Den här förstärkaren har riktigt bra ljud och många inkopplingsmöjligheter för både bild och ljud-enheter med en mängd inställningsmöjligheter, men den är krånglig att använda och har usel instruktionsbok. När man först kopplar in den så sätter man upp en mikrofon i rummet och kör en självtest. Då ställer förstärkaren in sig efter bästa tänkbara inställning efter vilka högtalare man har och rummets utseende. Det fungerar väldigt bra.
Pros: Ljud, många inkopplingsmöjligheter, HDMI in och ut .