Summary: Great system. Pushes 90 watts for music listening with excellent frequency response. Using 7.1 surround sound. The included testing unit to set up system actually works. I am sure that I am not using all the capabilities of this unit. Very happy with purchase.
Summary: Worked great for 2 1/2 years, but no power to the speakers anymore. Bummer, because my last Denon receiver lasted 12 years...UPDATE: So I had some dust or dirt in the headphone jack that set the receiver to headphone mode thus not sending sound to speakers.
Summary: Let me tell you this avr is a fine one. Yes, you can get a better sound from DENON but, and I say but for this price it's a GEM and will give you a sound that's very close to the more expensive DENON at a fraction of the price !
Summary: After 8 months the receiver lost all sound on allinputs. I sent it back to Denon and 6 weeks later, it was returned. The same problem recurred within 2 weeks and by now Denon had switched to an independent repair service, Panurgy.
Summary: The Denon AVR790 replaced my 11 yr. old HTR-5230 Yamaha home theater AV and has relegated a 4 yr. old Sony home theater system to our bedroom. I bought the Denom AVR790 unit because I had heard how good Denon AV units are. Here is what my experience has been so far.
Solid receiver...video upconversion did not meet expectations
Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 August 2010
Summary: This in my first 'real' receiver. I owned a Phillips receiver in the past. In terms of sound quality, this receiver pumps out good clean sound. It is hooked up to a JBL CS680 5.1 speaker set. Setup was straight forward and was not as difficult as many reviews suggest.
Summary: What an upgrade from my previous system- excellent surround sound with the Audyssey EQ. A great value for the sound alone, but also has upscaling/upconverting Analog to HDMI and HDMI to HDMI, to 1080p.
Summary: I had a Kenwood VR3090 and loved it! Only downfall was no HDMI and I wanted to start upgrading by TV, Receiver and Blue Ray and use the one cable system with HDMI support.I am one of those guys that has to know every last detail about an item then once I find the make and model I want I hunt down...
Summary: I was researching a quality A/V receiver for a couple of months before I decided to go with the Denon AVR 790. I knew I was getting a quality product from Denon right off the bat. When I came across it on overstock and it being almost $200 less than anywhere else online, I jumped on it.
Summary: A friend recommended Denon as a good receiver when I started shopping for a replacement for my 30 year old Sansui Stereo. He worked for a Home theater installer and said they never had an unhappy customer after setting them up with a Denon system.