Summary: I got this receiver to replace a Denon stereo receiver from the early 90s. I wasn't necessarily looking for another Denon, but this seemed to have everything I was looking for and was reasonably priced. It's serving as the control center for my various devices (cable box, PS3, etc.) Everything goes in via HDMI and then one HDMI connection feeds the TV. It's nice to be able to switch sources on the receiver and have it switch the audio and video sources at the same time.
Great Function...Takes an engineering degree to understand the remote
Eric Vandercook, Amazon
2 August 2012
Summary: Pros: -Airplay works great -Tons of HDMI hookups -Sound is great Cons: -User interface looks like it was designed in 1998. Seriously, what year is it? Words cannot do justice to just how pathetic the onscreen interface is when you airplay. Just brace yourself for it. -Still can't get my zone 2 speakers to play a different channel than the main, which this unit claims to do -Remote and manual are terribly clunky.
Summary: This is the first time ever I bought a midrange receiver and I had no idea what to look for. After researching for almost a month, I decided to buy Denon AVR-1912. Trust me Denon really knows how to make their receivers. The sound quality is crisp. I have hooked up my Paradigm Atom monitors front and back speakers to complete the setup. Its astounding! Got so many compliments on the sound output.
Summary: I have been unable to used my refurbished Denon. I have called Denon customer service and after troubleshooting, they determined my machine is defective. I was given a reference number. I am in process of returning, but am having trouble getting instructions for returning my defective product.
Summary: Is a excellent receiver, have a nice sound for music and is hard potency. Perfect to home theater because is 3D and I combine this with some speakers klipch. I am very pleased with this purchase and recommend it.
Summary: This receiver has ALOT of everything. I use the main zone for my home entertainment system and the 2nd zone for my outdoor speaker system. The Ethernet hook-up gives me access to internet radio, Pandora, podcasts. It also has a nice FM/AM tuner system that has picked up every local station (in stereo) I listen to. This receiver also has AirPlay, which allows me to find my receiver on my network and pump my iTunes music through it.
Summary: Absolute worst worst worst purchase in 35+ years of buying hi-fi equipment. I'm not an idiot. I know my way around technology. But the UI for this thing is awful. The remote is awful. The documentation is terrible. the iOS app is an embarrassment. It typically takes me three minutes just to get the thing turned on and playing what I want to, the WAY I want to...and that's when everything is working properly. --Can't adjust two zone levels together.
Summary: I've been using the receiver for about a month now, and I completely love it. It's so technologically inclined that it completely surpasses the competition. It was extremely easy to set up and customize the various different channels. I highly recommend the AVR 1912!
Buy it because you need every hdmi input socket you can get
6 April 2012
Summary: The most hdmi inputs available for the money,aprox $500. The instructions are on a cd so unless your tv is all set up you must have a laptop next to you at startup. The selection buttons on the front of the unit are not readable so using the remote is required until one programs a logitec harmony remote and hook up the tv. Then this unit works Great. The speaker setup requires patience and a quiet period but fixes the room balance well.
Great receiver, great options and services for the price, one small flaw...
4 April 2012
Summary: So far I love this receiver. It does exactly what I wanted and more. The network integration is awesome, as is the access to music services like Pandora, and the ability to stream music from a home server. I give it 4 out of 5 stars because myself, like others (that I've read), have had to do a hard reset on the unit a couple times already when it froze in the middle of operation, and the only way to reset the device was to unplug it.