Summary: easy set up and configuration. I'm not using a center channel so really only 4.1. But this reciever helped me configure so everything works great with on screen set up. best part is that it is passive so you do not need it on to watch tv with out surround sound. Also it mutes the sound to the tv when you are using it so you dont have to dig that tv remote out turn down the sound and turn the receiver up. Programs to turn on and be at a default level for you.
Summary: Very poor quality product. Worked for a few months, but now the HDMI signal drops of constantly. I cannot get any picture to my TV using this device. Firmware upgrade, factory reset, more HDMI cables than you can imagine and this device just wont work. I wish I would have kept my old RCA/component receiver that was 8 years old and just worked.
Summary: This unit is advertised by Demon as being 165 watts per channel X 5 channels. Even on their own website they explicitly say you get 5 channels of 165 watt power! Then if you read on, you start seeing discrepancies, like 165 watts per channel @ 8 ohms into 5 channels, then a bit further it says 165 watts @ 6 ohms into 5 channels, then if you go all the way to the bottom of the page you finally get to the part (specs) where it says 75 watts per channel @ 8 ohms into 5...
Great sound, but functions/settings are only available depending on which peripherals are connected
Paulo Coelho, Amazon
31 August 2014
Summary: Sound wise, this is amazing. It works well, packs a punch and will not let you down. However, from a usability perspective it has lots of flaws. The worse one is how functions are encapsulated within peripherals. For example, there are functions ONLY accessible on the remote control. There are other functions ONLY accessible if you connect it to HDMI and use a screen.
Summary: This is my first AVR and it is easy enough to install and get it working. The design is very modern and good looking. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because (It could be my ignorance about AVRs) that RCA video input will not go in the HDMI output. In other words, only the HDMI inputs output via HDMI. I was under the impression that all the video inputs will go via the HDMI output. I needed the RCA input because of the cable box that doesn't have HDMI output.
Summary: Works great! The unit tends to run hot so I have to make sure it is in a well ventilated area. It is in a cabinet so I leave the door open. I am using the optical port for audio out on the deck.
Denon AVR-E200, premium performance at a geat price.
2 August 2014
Summary: An improvement over the Onkyo for sure. Very simple to set up and the sound has a "presence" or an "in the room" sound. Powerful. Simple and no BS as the busted Onkyo seemed to be. That sound seemed artificial and from behind the speakers. This new puppy presents the music as if it's in your lap. It's got great sound and is priced well. I just use two big Klipsch stereo loudspeakers and a Klipsch base boom box. Really great sound...