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: The Audyssey on-screen quick set-up instructions were incomplete and resulted in terrible sound. Using the instructions in the owner's manual, I was able to get very good sound. The owner's manual is on a CD, not printed. It needs proof-reading by a native speaker of English. Most of the various sound modes appear to be useless and no description of them is provided. I simply used the default settings. The on-screen menus are complicated.
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.
Summary: We all know that trying to extrapolate true power ratings for five or more driven channels simultaneously can be an exercise in frustration at times. 90 WPC stereo 8 ohms measures around 70 WPC according to the Home Theater Magazine review. I knew this going in, but still wish I had bought more power going in. I haven't had clipping issues to date, and it is capable of playing at SPL that I probably shouldn't, but still, there is no such thing as too much power.
Pros: REasonably. 7.1 capable. Good price (on sale). Clean sound. Audyssey works well. Intuitive menu system.
Summary: Picked up this receiver for a friend who wanted to control two zones, SIRIUS, and an iPod via an app. This receiver was the perfect choice. Networking, internet radio, Sirius, iPod interface, surround sound, second zone... What more could you want as a consumer?
Summary: I am used to an amp with more power, but all other functions are great. Easy to use. I also love the 2nd room function for my outdoor speakers.I know it will last, I had a Denon amp for 15 years that is still going strong.
Pros: Easy set up, functionality.
Cons: Not the strongest amp power wise.Still efficient.
Summary: I have yet to take full advantage of the receiver's features, but so far I can't complain. The Audyssey on-screen set up requires an HDMI connection to your TV. If you don't have that you need to suffer through with the unit's screen and it doesn't necessarily provide you with enough info to troubleshoot. For instance, I ran into an error in the set up.
Pros: Clean, simple design and interface
Cons: Need HDMI TV and Ethernet to take full advantage.
Summary: This thing is amazing, love the ability to be able to control the receiver from my iPhone with the Denon app. The setup is super easy, and love how you can setup the sound from multiple points of listening. The duel zone is awesome as well, I've always wanted a sonos system and this acts like it. You can listen to the game in the house and listen to Alt Nation outside (very cool).
Pros: This thing can be your center for any awesome home network system, you can stream any sorts of tunes to it from your iPhone, iPad or your network server. Sound quality is amazing, makes my regular speakers sound like a $500 system.
Cons: Was a little too tall for where I wanted to put it, but that's the only con I can come up with.
Summary: This Denon 1913 has 7.1 capabilities, and was very easy to install. I loved the microphone hook up to optimize the sound for the room my speakers are in, and i love the fact that it is very easy to set up with all of my devices. The video upconversion from component to HDMI is very nice for playing my XBOX on the plasma screen. I gave it only 4 stars because every once in a while, the sound cuts to a low volume, then gradually increases back to where it was before.
Pros: Easy to install, sleek and attractive looking, doesnt overheat in my small cabinet. The mobile remote app is really cool. having a front usb port is very convenient