Summary: I have owned this now for 8 months. Playing Blue-Rays thru a high end Oppo Blue-Ray player. Sometimes this unit decides to recognize the high end audio signals thru HDMI and sometime it does not. Even with the same Blue-Ray DVD. For the last 2 weeks we have been watching movies in standard PCM format because this unit will not recognize the DTS Master or Dolby True HD signal. Have wasted many hours of my time on trying to get this unit or work!
Summary: I bought this product recently, even though its old technology cause I wanted a new AV receiver that could connect all my older gear as well as new functions. Built-in ethernet is great, although I wish it was gigabit. The remote is really the weakest part of this unit because the text is so small and there's no backlight option. I actually use the Android app on my phone for day to day (non-setup related). The firmware upgrade process is a huge drag.
Summary: After 1 year of use, 3 different configurations in two completely different rooms, I still absolutely love this receiver. I have the receiver paired with 7 Polk speakers, and I still think this rocks. Take care to use speaker wire of the appropriate AWG for the length of the run for the surround sound speakers (my satellites need 20 ft of wiring to get the wires into less conspicuous locations).
Summary: this is one excellent piece of electronic equipment.bought this because i owned another cheaper Denon model and needed one with more bells and whistles and power of course.after using this for about two months now the only thing that i disliked about it i thought the directions were hard to understand but after awile of going through them figured them out. All in all this a/v reciever is awesome would recommend it to everyone.
"Buy this unit if you have a want to pull your hair out!"
26 June 2011
Pros: There are absolutely NONE. Buy one if you do not believe me.
Cons: I wanted a receiver that does not require a rocket scientist to hook up and Brand Smart suggested this lousy unit!!! It took 2 days to get hooked up and working. The manual is poorly written, disorganized and incomplete.Their support people told me that
Summary: I bought this about a year ago and it took MANY phone calls with Denon to get it setup and working properly. The manual is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!! One of the support reps even told me that it was written in Japan in Japanese and Denon took the Japanese version and translated it with a computer translator and VOILA, an English manual, no proof-read needed-YEAH RIGHT. It is no help at all. I just moved and have to set it up again and HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Summary: I debated for a long time about buying this receiver; I checked out Denon's website,read all the reviews and a lot of forums. As I am sitting here,I can't think of any good reason for me spending this much money on it. I'm not just speaking of the Denon brand alone : I think that all of the new A/V receivers are pretty much alike. I have an older Pioneer 5.1 channel receiver that has been working flawlessly for over 12 years.
Summary: I purchased the AVR 990 because I wanted to upgrade my audio system(AVR 785) and I though 990 would be a very good value and it is.Outstanding sound quality and amazing power output,trully 120 Watts and distortion is barelly zero.In conjunction with JBL speakers ,the result is very good even though the room I have is "bad" to say the minimun.The only issue I have with it is that for people like me who just want a very good sound quality,this reciever has too many...
Summary: bought this to replace an Onkyo that didn't have HDMI connectivity and also wanted integrated HD radio. Installation was a breeze with HDMI. Audyssey setup gives amazing balance to my 5.1 audio configuration. The GUI interface much better than the Onkyo and while owners manual could be a little better in explaining advanced settings, Denon customer service was most helpful when needed.