good reciever but competitors offers more options at price level.
Nossy "Nossy", Amazon
2 January 2014
Summary: For sound performance it deserves a 5 star. As an avr i give it 4/5. This avr has an ok phono stage for turntables (mm). I think it trades other features for this when compared to other similarly priced avrs. I would have liked analog outs for 7.1.
Summary: I'll start with the pros and cons: Pros: 4 HDMI's, good looking, sturdy, sounds great. Cons: Horrible remote, big(hangs out of my cabinet), instructions(i know i need glasses but please make the type a little bigger), very long setup. OK the main points are that it sounds great.
Summary: For starters, this is a wonderful receiver at a very good price. I got it for $499.00 which made buying this even sweeter. The remote is probably the only item that I can complain about, my god it is cheesy, poorly laid out and you have to open a flap on the back to get all of the functionality.
Summary: The AVR-889 was in the "sweet spot" for me in terms of performance and price. Thus far, I'm thrilled with the performance and build quality of this unit. Pros *Terrific sound for music and cinema in a small to mid sized room *Very solidly built in Japan *No issues with heat *4 HDMI inputs Cons *The...
Summary: I've given this product five stars because it produces extraordinary sound, particularly with blu-ray disks. I'm not familiar with the performance of similar Denon products, but I would have to spend at least twice as much to get the same quality from competing manufacturers.
Excellent Receiver - Buy a Harmony Universal Remote
Ronald Lamb, Amazon
14 February 2009
Summary: Excellent Receiver. Follow the manual to set up, but assume you'll end up tweaking the connections and settings. I bought a Harmony 880 after a month of juggling about 4 remotes and trying to make the Denon remote act like a universal remote.
Summary: Bought the Denon AVR-889 on the advice of a friend and I have to say I'm impressed. The device puts out a lot of power for its price range, was easy as pie to set up and the additional HDMI out port really makes the entire purchase worth it.
Summary: This AVR is controlling a 52" HDTV, Blu-ray, SACD player, and DirecTV. Incredible sound! Listening to DTS-HD movies is better than the theatre. The sound from music concerts off a Blu-ray is like being there, highly recommended.
Summary: Sound Quality - A This product sounds very good. The bass is heavy, power is sufficient for its class and the highs are remarkable. It is also very quite. The audio generated is very clear and crisp - you hear new instruments in songs that you are familar with. It's very surprising.
Summary: We bought this receiver to replace an outdated Pioneer receiver primarily because we were upgrading to Blu-Ray and needed HDMI 1.3 compliant switching capability. We also wanted to future proof our purchase by insuring the receiver could decode all of the latest audio codecs.