Summary: This bad boy had to be returned. There was lots to like: easy to set up, plenty of inputs including optical and analog audio inputs as well as hdmi. The superimposed info for adjusting sound parameters are good sized and clear and the adjustments a knob twisting dream. After Audessey had it's way with my speakers, I wasn't exactly pleased with the sound although the theater sound was pretty impressive. It was a matter of the adjusted eq that I didn't really like.
Summary: I find this receiver extremely disappointing compared to my old-school units. I don’t know how the 185 watts per channel is measured. But, it doesn’t deliver! Lots of whistles and bells, short on true performance. I won’t buy Denon again, and will go back to old –school receivers and amplification at some point.
Summary: have two of these exact same Denon receivers. one at home for my pool/outdoor sound system, no real issues, reliable and quality. just bought this one from Crutchfield and it has a mind of it's own turning itself off frequently during workouts at the gym we own, not good! still trying to get to the bottom of it with support, and they seem to be trying too. Finger crossed.
Pros: easy hookup
Cons: dont like a system that turns itself off in the middle of a workout at the gym where this system is installed. UGH!
Summary: I bought this stereo with the thought I could get rid of my standalone Sirius XM receiver and use the integrated application. However, unless you want to be subjected to random channel changes, and server disconnects, don't buy this for that purpose. I've been frustrated so much that I'm not even using it anymore. Denon customer service has been non-existent with this issue and false promises. All of the other internet based apps work just fine though.
Pros: Easy setup, picture and sound quality are great
Summary: I bought this to replace a 2011 Onkyo that developed their famous HDMI problem. I wasn't too happy when I turned this one on one time and the video would not work. The audio worked but just the Denon logo was onscreen. It would pass the video along when turned off. Turned it on and off a few times and it started working. A required firmware update last week has not solved the problem. I'm not too impressed with the quality at this price. I think it's going back.
Summary: Replacement for 2 year old 1910, Internet features are nice but still does not have all the bells that my 1910 had.
Pros: Internet And apple air play and price point.
Cons: Not as crisp or As powerful as my past Denon product, in stereo mode rear surrounds are not full stereo. Unit seems to heat up very fast even at lower power levels. No audio pre outs and sound settings are very basic. Directions and audio set up not very clear.
Summary: this is not a review of this receiver, its just my current thoughts on the state of HT. the one part of any av receiver is the HDMI board. It is not something that anyone can guarantee to work flawlessly. These are made exclusively by third parties and are prone to fail. The second trend I see is the addition of networking and wireless transmission of music. IMO its best to hook up a network box like apple tv to make that easy to use.