Summary: I just bought a DENON 1912 after doing lots of research on the Internet and visiting many electronics stores (I am retired - I have time to do this!!!). The receiver I replaced was a Sony 6.1 surround bought in 2001. I was surprised at all the improvements that A/V Receivers offer in 2011. I had no problems with the setup of the unit itself and of my surround sound speakers (I have the BOSE Acoustimass Series 15 speakers).
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: 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: 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.
Summary: After returning 2 failed (video problems) Onkyo TX NR609 receivers, I gave this Denon a try and am happy I did. It has gorgeous sound and was easy to set up and calibrate and has a wide array of features, including Apple Airplay. Pros: 1) Beautiful sound! Dolby ProLogic IIz; 7 discrete amps! 2) 6 HDMI ports 3) 2 year warranty 3) Ease of setup; Audyssey automatic calibration of speakers with included microphone 4) "Airplay" for use with Apple products--this is very cool.
Summary: This device lives up to my expectations in every way. It did not cost the earth but delivers everything you can think of, Internet radio, Apple Air which is just fantastic. Lots of connection options.