Summary: My first Denon as well as my first purchase from J&R. I made my order on the phone and it was easy and the person I talked to was incredibly friendly. The system is amazing, lots of power, beautiful design, and enough inputs to satisty analog, digital and HDMI connections. I currently have my xbox360, ps3 and dvr input through hdmi, with the output to the tv. Works like a charm with beautiful sound and quality.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Good Power
Summary: I bought two Ipod docks by Denon which didn't work and my reciever kept shutting down. Have you ever tried to set this thing up? You need to be a rocket surgeon to do so. There are many other user friendly units out there that actually work. I switched to Harman Kardon, I would suggest you go elsewhere too.
Summary: Great receiver with easy setup. I bought this receiver because of the Audyssey sound leveling feature. This feature levels the sound so that those TV advertisements don't blast you out of the room. You no longer have to grab the remote to turn down the volume when an advertisement comes on, particularly on HD channels. It really works! The setup is easy. Use the included microphone to measure the room and let the Audyssey system set the EQ.
Summary: Pleased to do business with J&R, they were prompt and responsive, will look at them for all my purchases from now on. I just hooked up the product in our basement at a dedicated HT room and I was able to enjoy the quality of sound and its ability to transform the sound to be filled in the room in a extremely satisfactory way; I have not explored all the functionality, but the plug and play made me very happy.
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace an aging Denon that I had in my Home Theater. My old Denon had great sound and it lasted a long time without issue so Denon was on the top of my list as well as Yamaha and Onkyo. By the time I narrowed my choices down to the top Receivers from each for about the same price point the choice was clear.
Pros: Clean Sound, Easy to use, Flexible AV setup option, Good Power
Summary: I finally got this all setup with a set of Energy speakers (4-C50s, 1 CC-50, 8" Sub) and I'm very happy with the initial results. The manual is very poor but thanks to other resources on the web I got everything setup fairly easily. The Audyssey setup was straight forward and with a little more tweaking I should be all set. Video switching is great. I have all my components going into the receiver with 1 HDMI cable to the TV.
Summary: This product, well some what difficult to setup is an amazing first home theater buy. The output is great for some small beginner speakers and the wide range of inputs is enough to satisfy the main stream user. While some people do not like the styling I think it's a great looking product. There's no form over functionality here! (and vice versa).