Summary: I would strongly recommend this receiver to the home theater user that is looking for an above average system. Boxing was standard for this type of electronic component and was complete with testing microphone, complete manual, and remote control.
Pros: Very good range of input and output options.
Summary: This receiver has many features and options. The instruction booklet is over 100 pages with multiple columns. So before buying, I would suggest also looking at professional reviews, my review will be from a consumer's point of view. Build: Solid and very heavy.
Pros: Solid build quality, excellent audio, many features
Cons: Some accessories, connections should have been better
Summary: I agree with all the good things that have been said and I have just a few brief comments to add. The remote takes time to get used to. I had to call Denon Support a few times for more than a year every now and then to learn what I needed. Now I love it. My manual is dog-earred.
Summary: I installed a few home theaters using the old 3805 and the customers were literally left in shock. Especially the one in which the 3805 was used in a by-amp situation were it ran mids and highs on some large Polk Audio towers and 3 Polk centers.
Outstanding Performer- not for the inexperienced User
Kindle Customer, Amazon
1 December 2006
Summary: Absolutely outstanding feature set and performance. Very easy to set up, the net radio feature is very cool. I have and oldish VCR, a DVD player and DirecTV HD DVR set up through system, works flawlessly.
Summary: First off, you are going to buy this receiver for it's brand name: Denon. Long established as one of the better A/V receiver manufacturers. It's not their top-of-the-line, but it's pretty darn close.
Pros: Denon Quality; Solid build; not overly flashy exterior; internet radio & home-netowrk streaming; decent remote; 2-year warranty
Cons: Lop-sided heavy (understandable); kludgy OSD; complicated setup
Summary: This is an absolutely phenomenal receiver. It can drive my Axiom audio 7.1 system with 4 ohm front speakers (not recommended by Denon, but it works just fine) and 6 ohm surrounds without any problems at volumes as loud as I can stand for as long as I can stand it.
Pros: Phenomenal sound and options, pristine video bypass.
Summary: I love this unit. I upgraded from the Denon AVR-3801. It took a few hours to get it completely setup, but it works great. I have to hand it to Denon on the supplied microphone and the automatic surround sound calibration. One word of advice, "READ" the manual.
Pros: Support both new & legacy technologies, HDMI, iPod, XM-Radio ready, more in/outputs than you can shake a stick at, etc., etc., etc...
Cons: Non-Techies may be intimidated by the effort required for installation & setup (just call up your techie friend and provide a home cooked meal for his services)
Summary: I just received delivery of the 4306 and installed it into my rack replacing a Denon AV3500. Being familiar with some of the Denon nomenclature helped with where to plug all my legacy, DVD (2 Sony Jukeboxes), CD (JVC 200 Disk).
Pros: Easy set up. plenty of inputs for legacy equipment, HDMI in(3) and out(1). upscaling for HD monitors. 7.1 channel capable
Cons: Not quite the build quality of my old 3500. Input and out put set up not as intuitive as it could be, ditto for the remote. Instruction manual lacks a "contents" directory