Summary: I'm pretty sophisticated technically, but configuring this receiver is nearly impossible. The menus are arbitrary and incomprehensible, the documentation poor, and the two remotes almost impossible to use. The receiver keeps crashing when it tries to update its firmware.
Summary: 2011 Update: I originally bought Denon because of software upgradeability for internet media enhancements; I was even OK when they went to a fee model for software updates under the hope that their Japanese engineers would come up the learning curve on both usability and functionality.
Caution: System Failure and Customer Service Failure
Scott Hudgens, Amazon
21 February 2008
Summary: I bought this system in late October for a Christmas gift and it was faulty right out of the box. It wasn't until Jan 2nd that I had the opportunity to hook the receiver up with my new projector, plasma, HD cable, and XBOX 360 components.