Summary: Pros: wonderful, superior sound; set it and forget it operation; number of inputs and outputs is fantastic Cons: doesn't properly switch to my Motorola (Comcast) cable box - ended up using another HDMI input direct to the television (Samsung) - possible reason: cable box = DVI -> HDMI adapter;...
Summary: The unit arrived on schedule and works as I expected it to. The price was exceptional and allowed me to go up to a higher level receiver than I had originally planned on. The receiver allows full EQ on each audio channel unlike the comparable Sony.
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 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: 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'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.
Summary: The options on the av receiver rival those of most comparably priced av receivers. The Audessey features are undoubtedly what make this a standout receiver. The set up is a bit confusing but once completed it is well worth the effort