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.
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.
Summary: The Good: The Denon 1909 is priced as a entry-level AVR, even though it has many of the qualities and features of receivers that are significantly more expensive. The HD processing and 480/720i up-converting are excellent, as is the audio.
Summary: Pros: 1. Listening at low volumes (like at midnight) while trying not to wake a child up is MUCH better with the included Audyssey Dynamic Volume! Great feature! Because of this, I like and use this much more than my older and more expensive (but higher end series 3803 receiver) that didn't have...
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.
Denon AVR-1909: Great receiver but poor instructions
E. OMalley, Amazon
15 February 2009
Summary: I was finally ready to upgrade to an HDMI receiver with the latest HD audio options so I could take full advantage of my LG BH200, Samsung LCD, Cox Cable HD DVR and Polk speakers. Previous receiver was an Onkyo TX-SR504 and I really liked it, so my first look was at Onkyo receivers.
Summary: This thing has plenty of power for most rooms if your speakers are up to the task. Don't hook up a tiny 5.1 speaker set and expect much. I bought the Fluance 5 speaker set and added a sub. These speakers are amazing for the price. I set the volume at 0db and it will run you out of the room.
Summary: The Denon AVR-1909 is a nice A/V receiver, but with significant limitations on the video side. There are lots of connectors on the back, but it can handle only four video sources connected to the back (and only three HDMI).