Summary: Has all the surround sound that you would want and more. I have two 15" Altec Lansing woofers and 2 JBL Array BG Bi-Radial®-horn compression drivers and has power to spare. This setup is the 7.1 surround with some satellites to fill in the gaps.
Summary: Everybody I know who has Denon has had Denon for a long time. Their products (including this one) are great and built to last. It was great knowing I didn't need to buy an "extended warranty" as it wasn't going to fail in two years.
Summary: I have had the AVR-788 for about three years. The problem started about 3 months ago with crackling sound from the front speakers. Slowly, the 5.1 died. All standard efforts (reset, power cycle, factory settings, etc) to resuscitate the surround failed. I am left with a regular stereo receiver.
Summary: Superior sound quality and surround processor, plenty of power, easiest setup ever. Setup is done out of the box, yes this system can do so many things, but the default from the factory works on its own. No configuration is needed.
Summary: I love this receiver. It has all of the connections that I needed and it works well with my RF remote! I got this for a great price, but it took 3 weeks to get it shipped from DakMart. I did not pay for express shipping though.
Summary: Great sounding receiver. Best price on the internet too. The manual is terrible though. Not even the Denon engineers understand it. [...]. Only thing I dislike about this receiver is that it does not have HDMI pass through.
Summary: Very frustrating to set up. Manual difficult to understand. System had annoying feature of going to mute each time system turned on and at first I thought system was not working. Sound level with system set for HDTV and then switch to CD was ear shattering high.
Summary: This is a really nice receiver and it sounds great, but it is non-trivial to set up! I am an engineer and I think it took me about 2 weeks to get it correctly set up. The HDMI is switching only, so you need separate cables for sound--not a big deal to me.
A fine receiver, just read the manual from the beginning
15 December 2008
Summary: I have had this receiver for about a week now, and after a difficult start I am very satisfied. Here are some of the problems I created for myself by skipping over the "junk" at the front of the manual: 1.