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: 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: 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.
Summary: Comments about Denon AVR789 A/V Receiver plus DVD-757: Awesome deal. I was looking to buy the AVR-789 model because I had read such great reviews on it. I just bought it here with an upscaling Denon dvd player for the same price I have seen most dealers sell just the receiver for!
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Setup, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
Summary: Works well, no problems with it. However, there are others that I could have bought with similar features (Pioneer) that would have been significantly cheaper. So I probably would check into them before I bought this again. The good: lots of options in how to set things up, has volume leveling feature (a must in my opinion), and auto calibration of speakers. The Bad: Lots of options means the manual must be very good in order to understand them - instead its very bad.
Summary: Let me start out by saying that two things prevented me from giving this receiver 5 stars: the remote (I had to return the first one as it was defective) and the user's manual. Both leave much to be desired. However, with that said, once I got this thing up and running and played around with the various audio settings, I was thrilled. What really impresses me is the audio performance at low volume. The bass is crisp and clear and the highs are excellent.