Summary: I have this unit installed with two floorstanding tower speakers, two small rear speakers, a 10-inch powered sub, and a small-to-medium bookshelf center speaker. Connections: Simple, quick, and straightforward.
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.
Summary: I am still having mixed feelings about the AVR-591. Now that I'm used to it and was able to solve its most frustrating problem (requiring reset every day, discussed below), I decided to keep it but hope to solve its remaining weakness (remote control weirdness) with a Harmony at some point.
Summary: Since "7.1" turned out to be a waste of time and money.......7 channels is mostly a waste, since they don't mix 95% of movies (even the new Blue Rays) in anything but 5.1, it's all fake data and doesn't sound much better than just 5 channels.
Summary: UPDATE - MARCH 25 2013 Everything keeps working fine. Still happy ORIGINAL POST 2011 I'm very happy with denon avr 591 receiver. My first receiver was a samsung, included in a kit (home theather in a box). The difference is big. Sound quality is great.
Best features for the price; cheapest Audyssey setup unit out there
12 January 2011
Summary: I bought this for two reasons. The first was the Audyssey MultiEQ automated speaker setup. By coincidence, my daughter also bought the same unit. I set them both up, and it was very easy to do with great results.
Summary: I am not a specialist and this is my first A/V receiver. NEvertheless, this device has what you need to have with modern equipment : 3D, 4 HDMI (1.4a which is necessary for 3D), etc. It also has a mike to automatically configure itself.
Warning to users of S-Video in looking for upconversion
Bob Cates, Amazon
8 January 2011
Summary: I got this receiver at Best Buy in Canada in Dec 2010 for $400 plus $30 recycling fee plus 13% tax. And that was on sale $200 off! One of the main reasons I got this, was that it's the only receiver I could find with an S-video in, that was to be up converted.