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Denon-avr-788.29064995
5.7 out of 10

Denon AVR-788

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Overall 10
10

Surround Sound

Gotanfreek, Amazon
7 December 2013
  • 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. Trust me with only a quarter turn on level the walls shake and one can feel the rumble.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work

Ollie L. Jones, Amazon
26 March 2013
  • Summary: Is not working properly. Continue to make popping squeaking sounds and cut off. Makes me wonder if it is ok to puchased used items.
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Overall 10
10

Denon ... says it all!

jusdane, Amazon
14 April 2012
  • 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. I've had this receiver for about eight years now and there's nothing it doesn't do. Great sound, features and versatility. Thank You Denon for your quality products.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good as long as it worked

Hopping Bunny, Amazon
23 April 2011
  • 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. Fixing it will cost more than a comparable new one. Great product, poor quality.
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Overall 8
8.0

as advertized satisfied

mbro2023, Ebay
23 November 2010
  • Summary: it was as advertized i have no complaints33333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333333333333333​333333333333333333
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Overall 10
10

Audiophile quality and 20 seconds setup

E. Rafei "enr001", Amazon
6 August 2009
  • 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. I use banana plugs for my speakers, so the speakers are plug and play (12 gauge wires). In addition to the speaker I have 3 cables, that is it: one HDMI from the HD cable box, one from the DVD and a third to the TV.
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Overall 10
10

Denon AVR-788

Shawn J. Freeby, Amazon
27 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Denon AVR 788 Review Home use.

bjeptx, Ebay
9 February 2009
  • Summary: Pros Nice Features HDMI 1.3 Clean Power Auto setup worked well. Cons Manual is a little short some times on setup information. Manual setup is a lot of work. Speakers in 7.1 config take all the power. Overall 8 out of 10 Great quality sound. Could use some more HDMI inputs as only 2. Denon warranty and quality make this a great value.
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Overall 10
10

Denon AVR-788

P. Harrison, Amazon
20 January 2009
  • 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. The receiver has to be on for audio to be heard, only plays through surround speakers (you can go into the set-up and change it to play over the tv's speakers, but to hear surround sound you again have to reprogram it to play over the surround...
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Overall 6
6.0

Difficult to set up

Bush Pilot, Amazon
13 January 2009
  • 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. Never did solve this problem, except to not switch to CD before turning sound way down. I can not imagine anyone operating this system without a great deal of sophistication with electronics.
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