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.
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..
Summary: The sound is spectacular and it diffinately deals with the individual channels well. This receiver has alot of various features that I enjoy; link to popular online music services (Pandora), internet radio broadcasts from around the world, and many customization features. I've had this receiver since mid July or so and have had a few issues which is causing me to send in to be looked at.
Summary: I am very impressed with this machine. I have had Denon, HK, Onkyo, and Yamaha receivers in the past, and at this level, the offerings from each are quite good. For my application, I had a hard time deciding between this and the Yamaha A3000 (now the A3010). Ultimately, it came down to familiarity of the sound processing of Audyssey. I don't always like what Audyssey does, but I feel comfortable adjusting once calibration is complete.
Summary: This receiver has excellent sound 'seperation' amongst channels. I am running an 11.x setup using a separate amp for the front heights. What is amazing is the dsx sound they have done a great job here. If you have a good rear channel setup now you will not want to lose those channels running a 9.2 setup (ie front and wide no rear) I think the wides and heights supplemented by the rears sound awesome with movie content.
Summary: History, I was using an old Kenwood for the last 15 years, Dolby pro Logic, it was running with 120 watts per channel. I know wattage isn't everything, but for us non audio experts its a good point of reference. I will do my best to be short, there is a lot to say about a system like this. The is a wonderful sounding system and is certainly over kill for almost everyone, and if not, your probably hooking up external amps to it and making it over kill.