Summary: People keep receivers for years, given the not-insignificant investment required in both the receiver and the associated speakers. If you are going to have a piece of consumer electronics for a good chunk of your life, you need to have confidence that you can fix problems with the equipment and be able to deal with differing configurations of the equipment. The AVR-789 makes this nearly impossible, at least for English speakers.
Summary: No beating around the bush. This is a tough system to customize. But once you have it figured out you can output anything through this receiver. I use it in conjunction with a Harmony all in one remote. I am very happy with this product.
Summary: Wow, this is a nice piece of equipment, a steal at this price really. I'm upgrading from an old Pioneer VSX-D711 and while the quality of sound on this unit is clearly better (albeit the Pioneer certainly wasn't poor in this regard) the more complex setup options and rather poor menu and remote make accessing many of the nicer features of this receiver somewhat bewildering at first.
Summary: Comments about Denon AVR789 A/V Receiver: it is a nice system , i have had it for about a week and havent even explored it 20% , i am a tech savvy person but it is difficult to set up and understand the controls initially , to make a change you need to read the manual .
Summary: Comments about Denon AVR789 A/V Receiver: This is my third Denon receiver, having replaced an AVR-2800 which has lasted me for years. This product is easily capable of bring out the best audio from Blu Ray disks and the 7.1 is simply outstanding. I have never had a problem with any Denon product, and hopefully this one will be the same.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Good Power
Summary: I have the Denon 1909 which is virtually identical to this unit. Pros: 1. Listening at low volumes (like at midnight) while trying not to wake a child up is MUCH better with the included Audyssey Dynamic Volume! Great feature! Because of this, I like and use this much more than my older and more expensive (but higher end series 3803 receiver) that didn't have these features. 2. Audyssey system is general seems to work well. 3.
Summary: Well... This is my second review of the product... now that I have been using it more I would have to agree that it's a pain in the neck to configure other than HDMI interface devices. I have tried to add component stuff and S-video... and I am having a hard time doing it... Some of the controls have un-intuitive functions... The quality of the sounds and functions is really good but what an awful setup... ************ I'm writing this to help you make a decision.
Summary: .... The other reviews pretty much cover the difficulties regarding the manual and remote. Once it is up and running the sound is very rewarding. My first Denon AVR unit is from the 80s and still sounds great. The learning curve on the 789 is steep compared to the earlier unit but the difference in what it can do with the sound is just a wee bit short of incredible.