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: The seller Worldwide Stereo ran out of AVR1913 so they sent E400 new model to me. Thanks! E400 is more than what I expected. My need is to connect audio speakers (no tv) and I didn't want the box with wires in the living room. With Denon iPhone app and E400 connected to network I can power on, off, and play songs without having E400 in line of sight and physical remote. Second E400 plays local and international radio stations off Internet.
Summary: The receiver I got works and looks like new. The only thing that was missing was the little piece that goes over the front connection ports (not a big deal to me). I would recommend. Also, this receiver has a 1 year warranty from Denon, not a 90 ...
Summary: I moved into a new house and convinced my wife to upgrade the receiver. We have two outdoor speakers, and with this receiver, we can power those without an amp, and we can watch TV inside while listening to something else outside.
Summary: The Denon AVR-1913 provides me with everything I needed in an AV receiver. Although I use only the 5.1 channel capability, the sound is excellent. The 2-zone capability allows me to play music in my basement while my wife watches videos in the family room. Love it!