Summary: Bought this as a replacement for my Onkyo HTIB system after the receiver conked out in less than two years (kept the speakers though, they're quite good for the money). Running the setup wizard made hooking everything up/calibrating the speakers a breeze. Right away I noticed a subtle improvement in the sound of my system. It's hard to quantify exactly, but I'd say the imaging of some mid to high frequencies has improved.
Summary: I bought this reciever because of the Air Play feature. I still have not got it to work without interruption, makes it useless. Everything thing else works great! Now I have to run another pooping wire. Should of got a lesser model.
Summary: I recently decided to replace my 10 year old JVC 1100W 7.1 surround sound receiver because of it's lack of HDMI functionality. I did a lot of research and read that the Denon AVR-1912 receiver was the best all-around system. I bought mine through Amazon.com Wharehouse Deals and have no regrets. The system is installed and works perfectly with no issues whatsoever. Here are my Pros and Cons for this product: PROs - Best value vs.
Summary: This is a little long, but I urge you to take the time and enjoy the journey. I have owned the Denon AVR-1912 for two months now and these are my reactions to using it on a daily basis: combined with an Energy Take Classic surround-sound system, it produces a full and nuanced spectrum of sound that represents solid value for the quality level.
Summary: Best things 1) Sounds Great 2) Remote emulates 95% of all my other remotes. 3) The Internet radio 4) It looks great and you never have to see it. Everything is controlled on screen. 5) My wife finds it very easy to use. It's was also easy to explain to our babysitter. It as easy to use as a HTIB system. The Absolute Best You can use your Nook, Laptop, or Computer to control the receiver.
Summary: I purchased this amp as it was time to upgrade based on the new speakers I recently ordered from Amazon. First of all I am running this receiver in a 7.1 configuration with my main speakers (FL, C, FR, SL, SR, and LFE) being the BIC Formula Line; the SBL and SBR are a pair of Bose 161's which will be replaced with BIC satellite speakers shortly... This AVR I am replacing is a Denon AVR 591 which didn't quite push the BIC speakers where I needed them to be.
Summary: Many of the reviews I read regarding the Denon receiver gave endless praise for the unit, which helped me in my decision to purchase it. I was looking forward to having a new receiver, and especially one with the AirPlay feature. Unfortunately I was extremely disappointed. I want to point out, though, that I do believe the receiver is good, but only for certain people; not including me.
Summary: I've had this receiver for a couple months and overall am very pleased. The sound quality is great (although that's highly dependent on the speakers as well), and they've done a nice job keeping the functionality simplified. The one-touch buttons on the front of the unit and the remote are great. Pros: * If you use digital music at all I highly recommend hooking this receiver up to your home network using the ethernet jack on the back.
Summary: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. If Leonardo da Vinci's quote is apt to anything at all it is the Denon AVR1912. Where others invest in fancy front panel controls the real magic of this gem is in the inside. The outstanding sound quality convinces immediately. The 7 amplifiers are amazing in their linearity. Bi Amp-ing is a great option as are the advanced networking possibilities.
Summary: I have had this receiver for over a year now and the sound is great and easy to set up with airplay. Pandora is a bit hard to set up natively given the onscreen entering of complex user names and passwords. The app that Denon provides is pretty useless so I would go to the app store and download the app called "DE Remote" which is done by a third party and allows me to completely control my two denon receivers.