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: This is a fine receiver. I bought this to replace an Onkyo that started having multiple problems after 3 years of use. The Denon receiver is easy to set up and I love the "owners manual on CD" it is designed with great cross references allowing better understanding of one features effects across the entire operating system. This receiver does have a problem with artifacting. Mostly I notice this issue an animated TV programs (never see artifact issues on commercials?