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: Every now and then the picture and sound just go off, for about a second. Its been going on ever since I got this product. I have called customer service several times. I would give some of their customer service agents a 0 star and some 2 star and one a 3 star. Issue has not really been resolved. Perhaps I need to work harder to get this fixed or perhaps I should buy another receiver. Also denon offers another model (without the Dj or whatever feature) for $50 less.
Summary: THIS IS MY SECOND DENON RECEIVER. IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME SOUNDING AND FEATURED UNIT. IT DOES NOT OVERHEAT, OR HAVE HDMI CONNECT PROBS REPORTED ON COMPETING UNITS. HOWEVER, THE SETUP IS A ROYAL P.I.T.A. MANUAL NOT CLEAR ENOUGH TO HELP, NOT VERY INTUITIVE. PREVIOUS DENON EXPERIENCE HELPED ME BUMBLE THROUGH IT, WORTH THE TRIP BECAUSE THIS UNIT PAIRED WITH INFINITY SPEAKERS IS AWESOME IN SURROUND FOR MOVIES AND ON STEREO FOR FM OR CDs.
Summary: I ordered this receiver in the first week of January. It did not work and after talking to tech support, they advise that it be returned. The supplier, Electronics Expo, received the receiver back on 1/29/10. I have left one voice mail and sent two emails asking them when they would resend a good machine. I have had no reply. This service is miserable!!!!
Summary: The nuts-n-bolts of this product have already been adequately covered. Denon is guilty as charged for having Tech. Writers imported from the planet Valtar, but there is a work around that will solve all your issues with installation. BATPIG'S DENON-TO-ENGLISH DICTIONARY Denon manuals are terrible. Thankfully, batpig is here! Get help setting up your new Denon AVR, running Audyssey auto setup, and ... [...
Summary: This is the list of equipment I used to make my system. Acoustic Audio HD515 In Wall Ceiling 5.1 Home Theater Stereo Speakers. Dayton SA70 70W Subwoofer Amplifier. DLO Home Deluxe Ipod Dock. (Not that happy with it, it has some software hangups). Logiteck 1100 remote control. (See my report on this remote) Any HD TV with HDMI input. Any DVD/CD player with a HDMI output. Use any 12awg or 14awg wire to connect the speakers.
Summary: Receiver died only after ten (10) months of average usage. Spent $30 to return unit to Denon for warranty repair. Three (3) to four (4) weeks turn around time. This is a MAJOR inconvenience since this receiver is the cornerstone of my entertainment system. All the reviews indicated that Denon makes quality receivers with great sound. The sound is incredible but the quality is disappointing for such an expensive unit.
Summary: The setup on this beast is complicated and I consider myself very competent when it comes to electronics. I still can't get anything but fm radio to the 2nd zone. I have everything setup running through this receiver and it sounds fantastic powering my klipsch 5.1 speakers. I still highly recommend this or a Onkyo - onkyo is way easier to configure.
Summary: In short, I have had THE MOST negative experience of my life with both DENON customer service representative D&M HOLDINGS, as well as my brand new AVR-1909. After purchasing my unit in Sacramento (no local DENON dealers), more than 5 hours away from my home I hooked everything up and everything worked for 20 minutes tops.