Summary: This sounds fantastic. It replaced a not very old Onkyo. Now the Onkyo is replacing a very old JVC. This system is very easy to set up. The remote is a must so try to buy one with it other wise it will cost you another $60. It has such great sound even our dogs look around to see where the noise is coming from.
Summary: I bought this unit because denon is renowned for quality and the positive reviews on it. Sorry to say it was a DOA. To make matters worse the company that sold it, onsale, jerked me around for almost 2 weeks and I had to get amazon involved to get them to make it right, sort of. I asked for a swap, give me a working unit. After almost 2 weeks of arguing and getting the runaround, amazon stepped in and I recieved an email for a refund.
Summary: Great product overall but I was very disappointed to find out the zone 2 can only handle an analog input. This is useless for Apple TV which only has digital outputs. Essentially, the only thing I can list to in zone 2 is the radio. There was no mention of this in the specs I read and it was only when I got to the small print in the instruction manual that I realized. Very disappointing on the part of Denon. Aside from that, it is a great product.
Great sound, poor user interface, user manual and remote
D. Kelly, Amazon
29 August 2010
Summary: Let me reiterate what the other reviewers have said and add my own lament. I have owned a wide range of stereo equipment over the years and in the past I was very happy with Denon. Recently after about fifteen years of party music and blockbuster explosions my Denon AVR1010 finally died. I was very happy with the unit both in sound quality and features so another Denon was a no brainer.
Summary: I purchased a Bose V-20 and after several weeks I returned it because it just didn't seem to have power I wanted. I exchanged the Bose for the Denon 890 and got back over a $1,000. The Denon has 5 HDMI inputs which I found very useful. I love the sound I get. It just took a long time to get everything to work the way I wanted. The user manual is very difficult to understand and the remote is almost as bad. I still haven't figured out how to use everything on the remote.
Summary: After a lot of research I decided to go with the Denon AVR890. I recently set up my media room with a HD projector and have a 105" screen and wanted something that could upconvert everything to 1080p. I am extremely satisfied with this AV receiver as I can run just one HDMI cable from the receiver to the projector and it upconverts everything.
Summary: A great receiver! I've tried Onkyo 607, Yamaha rxv 665 & 765, Hk 254 & 354, and this receiver blows them away. It has as much if not more bass as Onkyo, as clear as HK, upscales like a blue ray player. It does almost everything. I purchased on internet For $619 shipping included. I wish I would of purchased this first and there wouldn't have been any reason to spend the last 3 months going thru receivers.