Summary: The setup was a bit confusing at times if you go off the standard setup but it went alright. The instruction manual reads a little confusing if you aren't an audiophile but again, it works. Once it is ready to go, it sounds AMAZING. I just wish any manual was written for us common folk. :) Anyways, I would buy it again, no questions asked. Really good bang for buck.
Summary: Unit works as advertised. No problem's so far, and was delivered on-time. Packaging attempt was poor, however. It was shipped in oversize box filled with loose fitting wrapping paper like it was just thrown together. Could not tell what was in it to identify fragility. Tighter packaging and some sort of FRAGILE label would have given some better piece of mind as to how it may have been handled, or even if just shipped in original box.
Summary: I've been running the AVR for about a month now. So far so good. Overall I've been very happy with the quality. One complaint I do have is the on screen display - I wish it would have more indicators. It really only operates during the setup process and that is it. I would love to see some overlay with changing the source or the volume. Oh and I love the Audessey! But overall pretty good.
Typical reliable and multifunctional Denon product
10 April 2011
Summary: Bought this product because I currently own a Denon receiver that has performed well over the years. Price was right and has several hdmi hookups for newer components. Works well but haven't had a chance to use for full performance. It is a little difficult to operate and has a thick manual.
Summary: I bought the 1911 to replace an older Onkyo so I would have the 3D pass through and other updated features. I was particulaly impressed with the positive comments and reviews about this unit and the great sound. I have had the unit for a few weeks now. I am not an expert audiofile and after running the Audyssey setup a couple of times I was somewat satisfied but thought it could do better.
Summary: Lots of reviews, professional and otherwise, are simply glorified feature comparisons, gleaned from manufacturer web sites. So instead, I thought I'd focus on the most important feature -- sound quality, which seems to differ greatly among receivers. Being an "audiophile" purist, I've always been a bit hesitant to purchase a receiver. Generally speaking, the more complex and feature laden a component is, the greater the chance that sound quality will suffer.
Summary: For 20 years, I have always purchased what I considered to be the best of the mid-range names in receivers (JVC, SONY, etc). Stepping into the HDMI world, I decided to explore higher quality names such as Denon. By comparison, the sound that the AVR 1911 produces is shocking...I mean jaw-dropping. The music sounds so crisp and alive. It's like fresh organic produce vs canned vegetables. The HDMI 1.4a support will allow me to upgrade to 3D devices with no problem.
Summary: Let me first state that I am long time Denon fan who has purchased several Denon recievers over the past decade, and after owning the 1911 7.1 for several weeks I have to say this is a great AVR with a certain caveat: IMO if you are a true audiophile who appreciates music over movies than you should consider an amp/pre-amp set-up; however, this unit performs like you would expect from DENON....awesome sound and functionality.