Summary: Wow, what a great AVR for 9.2 channels. This thing is packed full of features and is a great bang for buck unit. Takes a bit to set up everything, but once done it is awesome. Great if you don't need 4k functionality. This is perfect for my home theater and the 9.2 sound is amazing.
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
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. Totally satisfied :)
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.
Summary: I've been using this for about 3 months now in an 11.2 system. I use a NAD 5 channel amp for the LCR and surrounds simply because you need an external amp for the last 2 or in 11.2 setup and I have a 5 channel external amp. For the price, this can't be beat. You get... - 11.2 with external amp.
Summary: Needed to upgrade my whole house system to HDMI components, this was the upgraded AVR to my 8 year old Denon AVR. Excellent price compared to what I paid 8 years ago, smaller foot print and easily switched out. I didn't compare other manufacturers as I've had Denon in my house systems since 1990.