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4.5* out of 10

Denon AVR-686

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Overall 8

Great sound

Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 March 2008
  • Summary: I have this receiver hooked up to my HDDVR, DVD, and an Xbox 360 on a 5.1 speaker system. I thought the receiver looked good. Figuring it out wasn't the easiest, but it's also not incomprehensible. I get great Dolby Digitial sound and it automatically changes to Prologic when not recieving Dolby5.1 from the non-HD stations. The autosetup was great.
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Overall 8

Best Mid-Range Receiver yet

Rani, Amazon
3 April 2006
  • Summary: I've owned old stereo receivers and I've owned very High-End receivers and this one is the best Mid-End one yet. The system has all the bells and whistles that you'd ever need for a Mid-Range Receiver. I've hooked it up 5.1 and it's great it even comes with a mic that sets up your speaker levels for you. If you're still not satisfied with how they're set up it still allows you to tweak the speaker levels yourself i.e. Speaker size, LFE and Sub Cross-Over etc.
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Overall 2


Brian A. Schar, Amazon
15 January 2006
  • Summary: This is one of the worst purchases I have ever made, electronic or not. The Dolby Digital 7.1 is anything but; you are lucky to get 3.1. The rear surround speakers don't work unless you invoke junky old Pro-Logic. Heck, if I wanted Pro-Logic, I could have spent $50 for some ancient receiver with that 80s technology. On top of that, the remote is incomprehensible, as is the manual. It is the worst Japanese English manual I have seen for years.
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