Summary: I replace an ONKYO with the infamous HDMI issue with this unit. After having the ONKYO repaired 3 times, I didn't want to spend a whole lot on a receiver again but I found this unit to be good compromise. it has performed very well and setup is very easy (which I have gotten to know very well as I have been playing with different configurations). Issues I have had: When I first was setting it up, it had the issue where the setup screen doesn't display.
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. I would imagine it is a good thing, but made it a little more challenging than it should have been.
Summary: I was recently shocked when my beloved Onkyo TX-NR609 very suddenly died on me after 2.5 years (just out of warranty) due to the dreaded HDMI board failure (google Onkyo NR609 HDMI board). It was difficult to find a replacement that delivered the features I wanted without giving me too much more than I wanted and at the price I wanted.
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..works well enough, dont see it adjusting the volume for commercials when the blare, and it says it does..not sure if that a good part. Overall easy to set up it does sound ok..
Summary: I bought this to replace an outdated receiver that was working fine but had no HDMI connections. Hard to believe how many features this unit has compared to the one I was replacing that I paid a lot of money for in the 90's. With the phone app I can sit my the pool, adjust the volume and choose songs from my play list. Excellent choice for the price.
Pros: Easy setup. Nice sound quality.
Cons: No paper manual. Must be close enough to connect router with a cord/no Bluetooth connection.
Summary: I purchased this receiver a few weeks ago and so far, so good. It's not that I was unhappy with the Sony it replaced but the Denon had some features that I wanted a receiver to have. The 90 watts power that it has is about the same as the Sony's. But with the Denon I can plug my Ipod in and listen to my music-----something that I'm doing more and more these days. Whenever I upgrade my TV to a 4K, the Denon will be able to handle that.
Pros: Lots of features, great sound, got it at a great price (timing is everything!) got it PDQ!
Summary: Great unit. Well built. Good connectivity options. Easy set up. Nice room equalization set up with included microphone.
Pros: Good clean power. Good navigation options. Good remote. Crutchfield support is excellent.
Cons: Unit required reset upon initial setup. HDMI failed to pickup audio from DVR input. Reset corrected problem. Crutchfield support was excellent and resolved problem quickly. No waiting to receive help.