Summary: I just wanted to share my experience with my Denon AVR-1909. I bought it September 2008 for $649.00. As of a few weeks ago, the Denon would shut itself down to a flashing ½ second red light around the power button. Pressing the power button would turn the flashing red light into a solid red light. Pressing it yet again, powered up the receiver with a green light. It wouldn't be long (minutes) before it would happen again.
Summary: This stereo receiver replaced an older Sony unit, while it takes a while longer to setup the unit performs beyond my expectation. Anyone purchasing this unit, set aside some time, read the manual and enjoy the fantastic sound.
Summary: I have to say that Denon = Demon. Before buying this receiver, i did tons of research and finally made up my mind to buy HK 254 due to its looks and awsome sound. But i quickly changed my mind due to a lot of bugs in the receiver. I bought HK 254 couple months ago, used it for a week and was pleasantly surprised of the audio quality. Also, i had no bugs but for some strange reason my receiver would heat up to a point i couldn't touch it. so i returned it.
Summary: I purchased this receiver as part of a new home theater system. I matched it with a Polk RM10 5.1 speaker package and a Polk PSW 10 subwoofer (both reviewed separately). The entire system works and sounds great. I shopped for several months looking for good quality surround receiver that fit into my budget. After reading some of the forums ([...]) and audio/video reviews on-line, I narrowed down my search to two brands: Denon and Yamaha.
Summary: I bought this to replace a Harmon-Kardon AVR330. I loved the HK, but after getting a Sony BDP-S350 Blu-Ray player, I couldn't live without lossless audio support, nor without HDMI switching. I first bought a Sony STR-DG820 - long story short, audio quality paled in comparison to the sound I was used to from the HK, so I returned it. The 1909 really shines in home theater use. It has a very precise sound.
Summary: Looking at the back of the unit, I wasn't at all intimidated by the number of inputs and connections. I rate pretty high in geek-factor, so I had no fear. But sadly, the manual is more "technical reference manual" than instruction manual, so getting the inputs set up took hours. Though I have just a few inputs (DVD, iPod, Satellite TV, and 2 game systems), assigning the inputs took several iterations and connector swaps; sometimes I had only sound, sometimes I had only...
Summary: I purchased a new Samusung 52" LCD set (52A650) a few months ago to pair with my Playstation 3. I love to watch movies, especially on Blu ray, and I wanted a great set to maximize the video quality. Well, needless to say, I love the Samsung's picture quality. The problem was, as a self-proclaimed techno-geek, I wanted the audio (lossless) to match.