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: 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: 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: 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.
Summary: This is a great reciever no matter how you slice it. The sound quality is very good and the Audessy auto set-up is awesome. The only issue I had was an HDMI communication problem with my Blu Ray player, but it was resolved by switching from HDMI 2 to HDMI 1 input, and everything works great now.
Summary: I bought the AVR-790 because if you are going to spend over $1,000 for a flat screen you are missing the boat if you don't give yourself a decent sound system to support it. Remember that seeing the movie on your new screen is only part of the story... hearing it is also a big part.
Summary: I bought this to replace my 2 year old Yamaha RXV-2600. Pros: Excellent surround sound performance thanks to Audessy auto setup, perfect HDMI switching performance, great value Cons: Muting the sound makes a noticeable "click" sound as the amps are turned off, cryptic manual, lack of THX...