Summary: I really love this receiver, for years my buddies have all recommended Denon for my home audio. I had hesitated for a long time getting a home theater system set up, and when my company stated offering it's employees free home audio installations and discounted equipment for our pilot program as a new service we would offer (I work for a MSO company) I jumped on the opportunity.
Summary: After owning a bookshelf Denon (model D80) from 1994 - 1997ish, nothing else has ever been good enough. i replaced my Denon wiwth a hand-me-down Onkyo 7.1 full size (51 pounds), and it sounded great/really loud, but was too big for my space, too big for me to lift without assistance, and also too complicated to use. I gave that away and looked at stereos in the $200 - $300 range (champagne taste, beer budget), mostly Denon, Sony and Onkyo. I'm so glad I waited for this.
Summary: I love the onscreen set up of this receiver. A whole lot better than my old Onkyo. Since my speakers were never labeled, the setup made it easy for me to identify which surround speaker was which so I could label them if I ever have to move the receiver. Also love the front HDMI port. Great for camcorders.