Summary: Had to replace a high end Sony receiver as part of a HDMI technology upgrade of the media room. Didn't want to spent $900 and managed to find this device. The HD up scale is pretty decent. The HDMI switching is ok - it doesn't seem to like it when by blue ray switches between different video streams, e.g. from the Homeland Security warning to the first preview this device will stop sending video to my projector and cause it to show the default blue screen.
Summary: Please take this review with a grain of salt. I suspect this is an excellent receiver but does not sound nearly as good as the 7 year old Yamaha that it has temporarily replaced. There is a 97 page manual on how to operate the unit and I suspect I have things configured improperly. I run a Bose 6 speaker audio system and cannot get the rear channel surround to work. Maybe its just me but have tried every configuration I can extract from the manual.
Summary: I had been looking for some time to find a unit to replace my old Pioneer Receiver and after reading reviews on Amazon and CNET I decided that the Denon AVR-1912 was the right choice with the best feature sets. I have it setup on 5.1 Dolby Surround and with a sub-woofer and the sound couldn't be better. The Audyssey speaker setup was a breeze, I had the whole speaker system up and running in 20 minutes which compared to my old system was a dream.
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: great feature list and sound for the price, the on screen interface could use some polishing but it gets the job done. the worst part of this receiver is the Remote! seriously at first I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working (its too easy to select a different device to control by accident) if you have an android phone you can use the AVR-Remote app to control the receiver. Also you can control it by pointing your web browser on your pc to it's assigned IP.
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.
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.
Summary: My husband doesn't claim to be an audiophile, but he does his research before purchasing an item. He did a lot of research on home theater receivers and decided on this one. It's paired with the Energy Take Classic speakers and sounds amazing. Out of the box, the receiver comes with a microphone to aid in the setup. My husband said that he will continue to tweak the system to our needs, but the microphone really gave us a great starting point.
Summary: Pros: Sound quality of Audyssey EQ calibration Full-featured (though not perfect) Android App Highly customizable (thanks to Audyssey EQ) Respected brand with 2 year warranty Best sounding AV receiver around $500 (it is widely sold for $550 today) Cons: Interface is crap Streaming is buggy (very slow and unresponsive..