Summary: These Denons are unmatched. Built in Japan and cool running without the need for noisy fans. May not be for home theater novices who seem to be complaining but Denon tech support is actually great. I called twice got knowledgeable American people and was very happy to deal with them.
Summary: Despite reading many negative reviews, I purchased this receiver for the sound quality. I had no problem setting up the unit to work with my TV, HD DVD player, PlayStation 3, or any other device. The sound quality is unbeatable, and I am thoroughly satisfied!
Summary: The Denon brand name does not have a good reputation for nothing. This unit has excellent sound. HOWEVER, I have spent the entire last week reading through the manual trying to figure out how to "setup" this receiver. The manual is EXTREMELY poorly written.
Summary: Just a note on the comment that banana plugs do not work with this receiver. Individual banana plugs do in fact work fine. If you have a speaker cable where the positive and negative wires terminate in two banana plugs joined together by a plastic sleeve, you will have to remove the plastic sleeve...
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6 October 2007
Summary: I bought a refurbished Denon AVR3806 from (reseller name omitted), which is a Denon authorized reseller for their B-stock products. At the time some online retailers were selling new unit at roughly the same price as the refurbished Denon on this authorized e-tailer.
Summary: The sound from this AVR is by far the best i've ever had, i go to many dept stores with surround sound setup and none sound as good as this. I've had several AVR and this one is the best of all. I didn't purchase this AVR for its video capabality.
Summary: Some of the reviews of this product are from customers who purchased it refurbished from an "e-tailer". Let's give common sense a chance folks, if you buy anything refurbished, you take your chances. There's a reason why those units were sent back.
Summary: I bought a Denon AVR-3803. Sound to the back speaker failed. Bought from an authorized dealer, but it took Denon three months to "fix it". The fix lasted about two weeks. Great receivef\r (except difficult to figure out) but warranty repair service is terrible.