Summary: I've had three other devices from Denon but this exceeds all expectations. I bought in 2009 and never had any problems. 5.1 sound perfect, potent and highly crystalline. The adjustments give a bit of work, but when you learn to operate the device, it is just fantastic.
denon 2809ci - Most disappointing purchase of 2009
29 January 2010
Summary: A wonderful sounding amplifier with a Blu-Ray movie when using HDMI input, IF you are willing to do a complete, 100% manual setup. I believe the unit mis-reads Doldy True HD and DTS HD Master audio inputs.
Summary: Wow!! This receiver is amazing. We are so glad we spent the extra money to buy this one. Fantastic sound, takes care of the variable sound issue when commercials come on. Would definitely use this vendor again, product was shipped quickly and was exactly as described.
Summary: I bought this receiver and after some days I got to setup it correctily ... I think. The Audissey options sounds great for some blu-rays like Ted Nugent and Incubus at Red Rocks, because these blu-rays have a weak sound ... Audissey puts them on fire, especially the drums of Ted Nugent's blu-ray.
Summary: I've been an audio engineer most of my life. Spent 43 years at ABC-TV. Got 2 Emmys for my work. I worked everything from uontold numbeer of Wide World of Sports to 12 Academy Awards. I say this because I hope you will understand when I say...."This DENON Surround Sound VR-2809CI IS FABULOUS!
Summary: I researched many A/V receivers and finally settled for this one based on Denon's reputation. I picked this particular model as I wanted to have two independent zones. In Zone 1, I have my family room (TV + surround system). In Zone 2, I have stereo speakers to all the bedrooms.
Summary: I purchased this as an upgrade to my existing AVR-1706. I needed direct HDMI cabling for Blu-ray Disc and some additional watts (heh-heh). The setup was slightly odd with the ASCII style menuing system, but after a bit of poking around, it all makes sense now.
Summary: I'm really happy with my AVR-2809CI. The receiver produces remarkable sound; I can hear various instruments precisely. I configured my room using Audyssey EX, and the sound staging is fantastic. Inputs can be configured to your needs (e.g.