Summary: I had Denon AVR-1912 for about a year now. Everything is great about this receiver, except for one major flaw - the zone2 audio only takes analog inputs. That means none of devices connected to the receiver via HDMI can be played in zone2. :-( I have a set of Energy RC-10 in zone2; and all I can use it for is listening to the radio. I wish I knew this before I made the purchase. The newly-released Denon AVR-X4000 is a much better option for multi-zone application.
Summary: I bought this AVR over a year ago. Hookup was easy and the Audyssey software did a very good job of setting up the speakers. All of my components, and TV, are connected via HDMI and I have not experienced any compatibility issues.
Summary: The product ships with no manual and a non intuitive menu. The wizard gives false messages about your speaker connections and simply fails to properly calibrate your speakers. Save your money and buy another brand. Any company with such poor investment in instructions and an easy to use product should not be patronized. Mine worked for 14months and crapped out.
Summary: This is definitely a great receiver, it has a full range of inputs and supports everything without needing any switches. The receiver itself is fairly easy to use but still supports a lot of advanced options, and the ability to connect online for internet radio is definitely a plus.
head & shoulders above every other receiver I've owned
David Kirshner "Jerzy Boy", Amazon
10 April 2013
Summary: I'm a recent convert from string of Onkyo receivers. I never did any research beyond the fact that the Bose store (where I purchased my surround sound speakers) sold me my first receiver. So I'd assumed that if Bose sold it to me to go along with the speakers, it must be a sound choice. Boy was I mistaken!! Anyway, after extensive research online and asking many musician friends, I began to look at Denon. This receiver rated among the top in it's category.
Summary: This is my first real AV receiver and I couldn't have made a better choice. I upgraded from a sony home theater receiver that i had for 5yrs and after extensive research and probing with my knowledgeable best friend I chose the Denon AVR 1912. The delivery was very timely and there was no damage to the product. It was carefully wrapped and packaged by the shipper.
Summary: I bought this receiver to use to do an ipod wedding reception dance. Was using it with some high quality JBL speakers. I had the volume set to about 80% and after about 50 minutes the device overheated and shut off. After about 45 seconds it turned back on, but then shut off again. Thank God the reception room had a high quality system that we were able to quickly switch over to or the reception would have been a disaster! The laptop was definitely not on the receiver.
Summary: I bought this because it has good sound, but equally important is how easy it is to use. The provided iPhone app (no, they don't have an iPad app yet) is absolute rubbish. Third party apps aren't much better. Documentation is quite poor for the receiver and its options. I would recommend looking to another receiver.