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. Not having a PhD in particle physics, electronics, or aerospace engineering, it had to read the manual and go online to find out how all of the I/O options worked.
Summary: One of the top of the basic line of Denon, or the first of the top line of Denon, is the same that the AVR-2307 electronics, only are diferent the front face, the strongest thing of this models are the HDMI support, Neural Surround system & that are XM ready, it have 5 digital inputs, 3 opt & 2 Coaxial, the RS-232 control port, the front face are aluminium made & looks more modern.
Summary: This is one awesome receiver. One major thing first, DO NOT PLUG THE RECEIVER IN until you have all of the connections already connected. It took me 1hr 45min to get all hooked up because all of my equipment was working except for my 360. I finally looked up the manual and on like page 26 it says don't plug the receiver in until all of the connections are made.
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. This degraded over time to the point that it's now unusable. Mind you, this only happens when playing anything tat requires more than 2 channels of audio over optical.
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. so i used this excuse to buy a new reciever hehe. i frequently visit A/V science forum and always read about denon. so decided on this brand. next price.
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. Had to use multiple brands of HDMI cable only one brand fit a little better than all others.
Summary: Product has very nice audio/video qualities when compatibility is not a problem. I exchanged 3 receivers at the recommendation of Denon tech support. Last time I simply returned it. Denon has told me that Samsung DLP and Panasonic Plasma TV's have repeatedly had compatibility problems with Denon products when using the HDMI conversion to display 480i signals.
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. Definitely worth the $$ and I believe it's the same model as the AVR-2307 sold in different stores (and the 987 is the 2807).
amp leaves much to desire / Customer service nightmare
Mr. S. Grant "smokin45", Amazon
3 December 2006
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. I would have to go into set-up to get the center channel back, (bear in mind all of this with no working remote).