Summary: A little tough from the start to set up but take the time and you wont believe what this receiver is capable of doing awesome sound and seperation well worth the money, definetly would buy another denon
Discontinued, but new firmware has appeared as of Aug 9 2014.
Doctor Whom "The Doctor", Amazon
9 August 2014
Summary: I have owned this AVR since it appeared on the market. I have been an audiophile since the invention of the LP, and I aver that this is the best sounding piece of audio gear ever because of its 11.2 Audyssey set-up. It is also the most difficult to use and understand electronic device I have ever encountered since abandoning Windows for Mac. I think even Windows designers would be embarrassed to produce such a confusing, anti-intuitive operating menu.
Summary: This might be the 'old' series, but the general components quality (amps, 11.2, etc) and features (Full Audissey XT32) cannot be found on the new cheaper models. Only way to get this top quality and features is to jump to the new 4520, but ouch, that's out of my budget.
Summary: Bought one of these some time ago from an authorized retailer over the internet. The unit is very flexible, powerful, and sound is very clean. As some others have said though, the user interface is not that great. I have been using it in 5.1 with zone 2 and zone 3 (kitchen and deck). I find that occasionally the unit doesn't play back well (skips) in zone 2/3 and I need to power cycle it to clear it up.
Summary: Updated- This is an amazing receiver for sure. (I previously thought I had an issue with the unit but found it was a bad ethernet cable) BACK TO 5 STARS FOR DENON!!!! Bought mine is Sep 2012 (Brand New) just before the new Model 4520 came out. The features are REALLY great with this unit. It Streams music right from my iPad/iPhone (music can only be fair quality when streaming) or run it to my computer and play FLAC (Which is the Highest and most amazing quality) music.
Summary: I guess the Denon brand is top notch. My AVR, however, was dead on arrival. I decided to try an Onkyo (have had a bunch without any problems for years). I will wait till this unit drops some in price and order it again.
this was the best thing in live i could have treated myself to!
8 November 2012
Summary: hey people out there , i'd would like to speak my mind about how well the people are and the person i share my first Ebay experience with !!! at first i was un-sure of the out come with e-bay would be and held my breath.... when first i thought of how the economy is , knowing that i had dream of owning a Denon and saved up bonus checks , birthday money and residual change from here and there for two year to do this..