This is a great device, but I'm not sure I would have ...
Melissa Olszewski, Amazon
2 March 2015
Summary: This is a great device, but I'm not sure I would have been able to figure out how to use it on my own. I would not recommend it to someone who is technologically challenged. I use a computer every day, but I sometimes have trouble trying to figure out how to use a particular feature. If I get stuck I have to call my brother, who is more tech savvy than me. He has no problems with it. He owns one as well.
Super receiver with terrific sound, but a bit of a pain to set up
4 December 2014
Summary: Like all Denon products, setup can be pretty darn confusing, but, like all Denon products, the sound quality is excellent. And this using has an ARC (audio return channel). If you don't know what that is, you probably wouldn't use it anyway, but essentially it means yiou can pass audio from your TV back to the receiver through the same cable. Very nice. It also includes a setup microphone that "listens" to the room and automatically adjusts the equalization accordingly.
Summary: Great sound, confusing to set up, and died after 1.5 years. Re-set it to factory settings, and still won't play a sound, but it does re-charge my iPhone, so that's something. Ah well. Live and learn...
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14 September 2014
Summary: Wow! What junk! One year is all it lasted. For $450. What a bargain! Yippee! After a bit more than a year of irregular use, it will not pass any HD video anymore. Says it is updated to latest firmware, can't roll back, can't try again. Sorry Charlie. Hey, you can buy a new one though! I can get menus on Roku, but once trying to play all we get to watch is a blue screen that says HDCP Content Unauthorized. Want to watch a DVD? Tough. You don't get to.
Summary: Sound: great quality, great user interface, nice features with iphone app. only negative point is the lack of a second zone - ie for outdoor speakers, or at least a sound out for a second amp..
Summary: I went from a fairly expensive Denon receiver to this unit and the change in surround sound through the same speakers was dramatic. The setup was a bit complicated due to the process of fine tuning the speaker output algorithm with the provided microphone. Although fully setup the sound produced is amazing.