Summary: Working with DENON products like usual with setup was great, the problem was the HDMI connection are very picky and if a flea so much as farts you can loose contact between the cable connector and receiver jack.
Summary: The Denon AVR-887 is a solid entry-level high-end home theater receiver. You can pay thousands for units that don't do a whole lot more or sound exceptionally better. A down side to high-end is that they are not always simple to set up and use, and the AVR-887 is no exception.
Summary: I'm very happy with this receiver. The sound quality is excellent and the features are very nice. It's got everything I need and the upconversion to HDMI is a pleasure. Most of my wires and cables have disappeared.
Summary: my old reciever Sony STR-DE875 sounded great to me. i bought it for 350 at circuit city in um 2003 i think. i never turned it off and last year the right channel got a lot weaker than the left. i lived with it for a year and last week i started hearing crackling when playing cds at full volume.
Upsamples comp. video but does not send the sound through HDMI
Shiro Tokisada Amakusa, Amazon
8 June 2007
Summary: Why oh why does digital multimedia need to be so damned complicated? My HDTV has a built in speaker bank that I use a) when I don't want to turn on the surround sound stereo system and b) as an ad hoc center channel for my 2.1 system. The monitor part of my TV only has HDMI input.
amp leaves much to desire / Customer service nightmare
Mr. S. Grant, Amazon
16 May 2007
Summary: This A/V receiver arrived with a remote control that does not work. The auto set-up works OK but it thought I had large front speakers when there small, so it configure the sub-woofer too light. When playing DVDs with my new OPPO up-converting DVD player it would loose the center channel.
Summary: Worst interface ever. Worst manual ever. With that said, once you do have it set up and working properly, this unit is awesome. BUT, after just a few years the audio quality started to get a little weird and I could hear very slight popping noises.