Very good unit with lots of features amazing sound
C. Molina, Amazon
27 January 2015
Summary: So far the stereo has performed well, it has lots of features that my previous sony did not have. The only issue I have its the hdmi connections are not tight and the cables need to be of very good quality or the monitor does not recognize the signal. Also have to leave enough ventilation or if the unit gets hot it turns off by itself, have it inside a cabinet with no doors and added a fan and it works better.
Summary: The automatic setup is easy. The only difficulty is that, if you hook it up 5.1, you have to attach the rear speakers to the surround outputs instead of to the rear speaker outputs. The Internet radio feature is fantastic!. It works well with the android app so that you can play with the internet station feature without turning on the tv set.
Super sleek and advanced receiver with many cool features.
17 September 2014
Summary: Super sleek and advanced receiver with many cool features. Menu is intuitive and setup is easy. Once the unit is connected to your network you can take advantage of its full potential. I did not opt to use the HDMI switching capabilities (only the pass through) because I prefer to have more independent control over my components. For the price this unit proves to be a good option for A/V control.
If It Were Really 185 Watts, You'd Be Paying a Whole Lot More
24 August 2014
Summary: 90 watts of continuous power. 185 watts is the peak power or dynamic headroom that comes into play when watching action films. You can verify the info on Denon wbsite. Type in the model number, look at the owner's manual, You'll have to scroll way down to specifications. Check the ohms rating of your speakers. Are they 8 or 6? I use it mostly for music and it sounds great. Yeah, they advertise 185 watt for the wow factor and it grabs your attention.
Summary: Wow...This receiver brought me into the 21st century! Last one purchased was a Pioneer in 1993, one before that was another Pioneer in 1985. They still work, but are very dated by now. I wanted to update to have Internet radio and media server access, and this Denon had EVERYTHING (except Bluetooth)! Bluetooth was an easy fix. I used a $30 adapter I already had. The price point is now about what I paid for the Pioneers, and I had respect for the Denon name.
Awesome receiver. Have not had any problems so far.
C. Melgaard, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: Ok, after trying several receivers this one is excellent. First a bit of background of my setup for those curious. Receiver in the basement, speaker wire running upstairs to main floor as well as outside speakers. Therefore, I needed something that could be controlled remotely over wi-fi and also I love the multi-zone. This is replacing a Logitech squeezebox system since Logitech stopped making them and does not support them anymore. I wanted to simplify the setup.
Summary: I purchased this to replace an Onkyo that died. It has a ton of nice features, including Audyssey MultiEQ, which is superior to other 'auto setup' brands due to its subwoofer handling. Power is obviously not exactly as stated (NONE of them are!), but drives my Ohm fronts and Infinity center with ease. I like that you can trim the input level for each input. Built in Pandora and some other internet radio is nice, and works well.
Summary: I am running this receiver in a 7.1 home theater setup and it does all the decoding and amplification that I need. It replaced a high end AVR-4806CI model for comparison. It does up-scaling to 4K video to my Sharp TV and looks great. Highly recommended if you doesn't need WI-fi, otherwise you will need to purchase a WI-fi receiver for the Ethernet port. Highly recommended.