Summary: I have owned other Denon units in the past and this one performs as advertised. Given all the functions of this unit, my one critique is that there should be a better owner's manual. I have to guess at some of the functionality. Overall, a good unit.
Need to clarify all fine points with Trout Auctions
3 October 2011
Summary: This unit was older than I believe was represented by the model number and the remote which is not the original remote type is barely useful except to increase volume. Very disappointed in total transaction.
Will be blown away by this one! A real winner! Buy it!
23 April 2011
Summary: This is really a winner. All the amplification anyone would ever need, all the features anyone would want. After you get familiar with the on-screen display and where everything is located in those menus, then set-up is easy. And really, I think it's fun to play around in the menus, finding all the options and tweaking everything. Audio performance is top-notch. Really clean. Plus, you can bi-wire or bi-amp (the option I am using) to drive your speakers.
Summary: I have owned the 4810ci since Sept 2009. It is an amazing unit! I have 3 Emotiva amps (XPA-1,XPA-2 & XPA-5) and am using only 4 of the 4810's internal amp channels for the heights and wides. It sounds exceptional. I had 5.1/7.1 for many years and although it was very good, 11.1/3 sounds so much better. The realism is amazing. Sometimes it gives me goosebumps.
Summary: I researched the features of many high end recievers and settled on this one for the many HDMI in and outputs, the wireless, the DLNA, the internet radio. It turned out to be an awesome receiver except for the malfunctioning wireless. The wireless did in fact work properly until it hooked up to the net and downloaded a firmware update.
Summary: I am a long time Denon customer having owned early 2ch audio preamps to purchasing my first receiver (AVR 5700) to upgrading into the digital video age with this 4810ci. I am using the receiver in a dedicated room + 2nd zone for home distribution. I'm using 7 Paradigm Signature speakers, dual home-built subwoofers & room treatments for my audio plus a Radiance XD and LG CF181D projector for my video.
Summary: I use the Denon AVR-4810CI as a pre/pro primarily in a one-room setup that is dedicated to both two-channel music as well as 7.1 channel home theater. Previous similar products I've owned have required concessions on my part, such as dramatic reductions in the midrange/treble controls of the speakers, and/or an inability to have or use specific features in order to maximize the video or audio quality of the unit itself.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality, Great Video Processing
Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control, Confusing Networking
Summary: I have owned this reciever for just over 2 months now and I can say that this is top rate gear and really does seem to have it all. There is no way that you would be disappointed with the functionality it offers, however, this is not in any way a unit for the beginner. You need to have some understanding of home entertainment systems, as the customizable functions are tremendous but need to be used properly.
Summary: Bought this a week ago and finally have everything set up. Great product. Don't have any problem. Did upgrate etc. Only thing that bothers me is I can not make my iphone to work properly if I plug it into the USB port. All songs I try to play, just play for few seconds from 100% just to 30% and 0%. I can't figure out why.
Summary: Do not buy this unit. I am now on my third Denon AVR-4810CI Receiver in 45 days. One failed after 3 days, the other after 5 days and now the third has failed after 29 days. Each was successfully returned for exchange. The unit is great when it works, but the reliability is horrible. The unit is very complex and feature rich and it takes a full day to install it and go through the setup routines. I have done this three times now.