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26 January 2014
Summary: I bought it because it was cheap with a minor problem so far it seems to work good. The only downside is sometimes it switches to headphone mode and shuts off the speakers other then that it pushes my Cerwin vega DX-9's and my Cerwin Vega Subwoofer nicely also from what I have tested on full surround sound with the Cerwin vegas and the MTS surround speakers it seems to be a great sound for movies. I can say for this is better then sony by far power wise.
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. SOUND Pros: 1) The sound you hear is only as good as your speakers. My initial Denon/speakers hookup was done using my old Yamaha speakers and subwoofer while I waited for my new speakers to arrive.
Solid receiver...video upconversion did not meet expectations
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. The remote is ok but I'm still learning its functions and should master them soon. What was a bit of a disappointment for me was the quality of the upscaling of analog video.
Summary: This is an awesome receiver. The manual leaves a great deal to be desired. Very hard to follow and not great at explaining what the option really does. Its says what it is, but not what it really does. Aside from that, The included microphone makes setup a breeze. NOTE: must do setup first. The unit will not function out of the box properly. Thought the center speaker was dead as it was a new Polk set. Just do the setup and all will be perfect.
Summary: Pros Good sound Lots of connection HDMI Pass-through Cons Weird remote Worse-than-Atari On-screen menu My favorite part is definitely the HDMI pass-through. It's the only name-brand receiver in this price range that I'm aware of to have this feature. With TV, I only use the receiver when watching movies, sports or special events so this feature allowed the TV speaker to be used when the receiver is not turned on. The remote is weird and not very user friendly.
Summary: Seems like everyone is enjoying blaming the Denon products for awful manuals. Frankly, they're not any worse than the others. Setting up AV receivers can be complex for those with a lot of devices. For most people with HDMI devices and an HDMI TV, it's pretty simple. HDMI in, HDMI out, connect speakers and that's pretty much it. Analog devices are sometimes more challenging with the mix of component, composite, S-video, and the like.