Summary: This is the second Denon I've bought. This was for another room. Sound quality can be a subjective thing but to my ears this is an excellent unit. I do like the room tuning feature with a microphone on a long wire you configure the unit to suit the listening environment. I never realized the benefits a dedicated AVR unit can bring to the media experience until I bought one, or in this case, two.
Summary: This is a great receiver, but one must be a whiz kid to get the thing hooked up correctly. Apparently, Denon is not known for its ease of use. Once hooked up right, the sound is great. WARNING: if you have an early Blu-ray player (i.e. 40gb PS3)you will not be able to play bit stream allowing the very best sound. Instead, you will have to use the linear setting to get your TRU sound and DTS, and the functional lights on the receiver (dts, TRU, etc) will not light up.