Summary: In terms of performance this isn't a bad receiver. If you can ever get it set-up properly. I've owned several av receivers and know enough about hi-fi equipment to have built my own amp and speakers.
Summary: Excellent receiver with all the functions that you need for 5.1 or 7.1 system. Only problem is that the remote and the manual is very confusing and poorly documented. I get around this by buying Harmony One universal remote.
Summary: First off, I don't have this specific Denon but a similar Denon model. I also purchased one for my daughter. I noted the first reviewer of this particular product was extremely pleased with it in his application of 7.1 sound in his home theater system.
Summary: This Denon 805 Watt receiver can only be described as awesome. We are using it for a home theater room and have it connected to a 7 channel speaker system with two sub woofers. The sound is phenominal. Would highly recommend it.