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.
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.
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.
Solid receiver...video upconversion did not meet expectations
Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 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: 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.