Summary: I bought the DENON AVR 1312 here and was very happy with it, well until it stopped working just over the two year mark. I used for no more then two hours a day and it couldn't hold up soooo disappointing as I have never had a receiver die and have several of other brands that I gave away and are...
Pros: Nice unit, it performs well. I researched for something that would accommodate some of the new features receivers currently offer without being priced out of my budget.There are a lot of features but the videos and printed instructions are helpful in learning them. This unit requires a powered su...
Cons: My only real con is not knowing which cables and kinds of speakers would be required. I couldn't just take it out of the box and set it up.
Summary: I bought this unit to replace an all in one DVD/Surround player as an upgrade. I have Yamaha 3 ways built into as my front and rear and a free standing center and sub. As soon as I set this up, I noticed an immediate improvement in the quality of sound from my previous system.
Pros: Easy set up, very good sound, plenty of power, tremendous value
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.
Summary: This model does not have the setup wizard. Tuning everything is a challenge for average users without the wizard.
Pros: Great sound when matched up with good speakers (Klipsch and Polk in my case). Very good quality for the price if you get it on sale. Has 3 HDMI in on the back for passthrough and one on the front. Uses discrete circuitry for better sound quality and less distortion.
Cons: If your not an audiophile who is up on all the latest terminology and all the different surround standards, you may have a little trouble setting it up. The settings are somewhat technical for non-experts. One other thing is I have to turn it up to over 60% volume to get anything out of it. At 40...
Summary: I was really looking forward to replacing my 12 year old Pioneer receiver with this Denon, but this receiver wouldn't handle any input source reliably...Disappointed!
Pros: For the price I paid, it seemed like a great deal, 4 HDMI in and 165 watts per channel.
Cons: Didn't work! Wouldn't pick up audio or video from my cable box, and sound kept cutting out every 5 seconds using my Blu-ray player as a source. Was this why they were selling them so cheap? Denon tech help was arrogant and useless.