Summary: I purchased this after my older Yamaha stopped working, with 6.1 surround sound. This unit is great for the beginner home theater enthusiast. There are features this unit does not have that my old amplifier had, such as: more sound fields, individual speaker level adjustments, and 5.1 input for SACD...
Summary: We like buttons on the machine, not remote control only.
Pros: Good sound quality, fairly simple set up IF you have corresponding equipment. The auto adjust with the included microphone was a bonus.
Cons: Extremely difficult to operate unless one is very accustomed to using this exact type of equipment. Cannot operate radio independent of television (waste of power consumption) & radio is very hard to configure because of preset channels. Difficult to follow directions come on a hard disc & are 15...
First of all great service from Amazon and the vendor
19 October 2014
Summary: First of all great service from Amazon and the vendor. Receiver was easy to hook up and calibrate.sound is absolutely incredible no lie. no need for Wi-Fi because it plays music through my AppleTV easy breezy.
Summary: My previous AV Receiver, a Denon AVR-1911, got taken out by a lightning strike so I'm in the market for a replacement. I tried the AVR-E400 based on specs, features and prices (not purchased here - sorry Amazon).
Summary: I had a Harmon Kardon higher dollar AVR that I thought was going bad..turned out it was the settings on my Directv DVR...but this is 8 years newer, has plenty of HDMI ports, but a much less quality box than my old one.
A receiver that runs hot and horrible customer service (UPDATE)
16 January 2014
Summary: ***Update I received the replacement about 2 weeks after writing this review and while the new unit runs hotter than I'd like, it has yet to shut down on me. Although I haven't cranked it up as loud as I used to keep the Yamaha, it's been set well past -16 DB without shutting down.
Summary: The only thing that I would say could be better, is they try to make the setup so flawless, that it's somewhat complicated. A big tip would be that if you set the speaker volumes with the microphone sensor, make sure it is dead silent. The microphone picks up EVERYTHING, and it will interfere.