Pretty much as I expected, was a great deal for what i spent.
8 April 2013
Summary: Nice receiver. Performs powerfully as expected. Replaced an older 3000ES series Sony that was a bit cantankerous. I will say the picture enhancement ability from the Sony was better but still over all pleased with the Denon. I also noticed it doesn't create as much heat as the Sony did.
Summary: Works well, no issues with the hardware. Only caveat is that it took a while for me to figure out how to set it up. The setup process is not very intuitive, remote control is not intuitive either.
Summary: All in all the reciever is a solid piece. It's the 3rd Denon reciever I've purchased and there are some inherent issues that run through them. The most annoying is trying to make head or tails of the owners manual. It stinks on ice.
Great while it lasted ... which wasn't long enough
E. Docktor "diggydoc", Amazon
14 December 2010
Summary: I bought this receiver in December of 2008. I did not expect to be back on the market for a receiver in December 2010, but here I am. The HDMI card has failed, and it's a $350 part (plus $100 for labor). Two years is insufficient for moderate usage of a high-end receiver. Stay away.
Summary: This makes a really nice center piece to build your home theater system with. I got mine in December 2008. It is very easy to set up and if one needs the directions, they are well written. Loads of inputs on the back!!
Summary: All i can say is My husband loves it i know this for a fact because i pulled up the other day to our house and i could here the music outside with the windows and door shut. He keeps reading the Manuel and playing and as he says " It dose everything" So the Denon Receiver is wonderful.
Juan Alvarez "Latin American Road Warrior and..., Amazon
21 April 2009
Summary: I'm not a home theater expert by any stretch of the imagination. When planning our home theater, we borrowed ideas from the setups of 2 friends. One of my friends had an older model that is similar to this one so I decided to purchase this one. Am very happy with the purchase.
Summary: Denon AVR 888 brings a whole new awlsome digital sound comparing to my previous analag receiver. Since I saw many Review comments that the instruction and the remote features can be confusing, so I spent a little time ahead to read the manual and familiarize with the remote and the receiver...
Summary: This item appears to take a rocket scientist to figure out the instructions and to setup in operational mode. Thus, in remains in the box on the shelf until further help arrives. I had a helper, who is quite able in electronics, who could not get it workings either.
Summary: Denon AVR-888 provides great sound due to its robust multi power supplies. HDMI carries sound. Built-in upconversion can be selected to up-convert all analog video to 1080p with no noticeable color distrotion. Set up is not as difficult per some reviews if you follow the manual step-by-step.