Summary: This is a decent receiver for the price. I think it is better for home theater then for just two channel listening. For example in surround 5.1 it sounded awesome both with movies and concerts, drums sounded very "life like" and detainee and with movies the same very detailed but I found with just two channel listening to CD's it was a little thin sounding for my taste. I will be selling it soon. I prefer my old H/K as it is more warmer and fuller for music.
Summary: This is by far the best receiver that I have owned - (I had another that was $1200) Certainly I loved the price but here is the 2 major things. The item arrived in PRISTINE condition and the seller stayed in constant communication.
Summary: Good sound quality, but it has been in for repairs four times. Today, I brought it in for the fourth time and another person was bringing the same model in for repairs. Unfortunately, it is out of warranty. If it is too expensive to fix, I'll cut my losses and buy another brand. The interface is very difficult.
Summary: works great, plenty of plug-ins, easy set up, but you get 2 hdmi ins 1 out. hdmis' work great one cable for sound and video but the denon avr588 doesn't accept sound through the hdmi cable.(it's noted in the manual) why not? i don't understand. so you go with optical or coaxial for audio. it works but extra cables.
Summary: can't believe this all the power you could ever need in a smll - medium size hometheater. hooked it to my ps3 a hd sat dvr a dvd recorder plus to a old sony 301 dvd changer and they all sound perfect only draw back is the size and weight (65 lbs ) a must have !!!
Summary: Love my new stereo set up. Only problem is the remote doesnt work for all functions of setting up stereo and controlling it, little dissapointed. But no big deal i now have a logitech harmony 650 remote. Thanks for the great price!
Summary: Hi Amazon users. I purchased this receiver at Circuit City in my neighborhood after substantial online research. I was looking for an inexpensive 5.1 receiver and the alternatives explored included the Yamaha 361, Yamaha 363, Onkyo 505, Onkyo 506, and Harmon Kardon 147. The receiver i had decided to buy (Onkyo 505) had been discontinued and was supposed to be on sale at Circuit City, but they did not have them in stock.
Summary: Was excited , got this for a good price with the Boston Acoustics speaker system. Was very frustrated that I could not get the HDMI Audio to work on my DVD player. Bought a Blue Ray to take full advantage of the Digital experience also , even went out and bought the more expensive HDMI cables thinking it was a cable problem. Manual says right in the DVD setup area that HDMI is for both Audio and Video combined (page 11).
Summary: This is an excellent receiver in terms of sound quality. The only problem, as everyone else has already noted is that it does not receive HDMI audio. It took me a little while to figure this out. Your only options if you want digital audio are optial or coaxial. My particular unit came paired with Boston Acoustic MCS 130 speaker setup. These two together sound exceptional.