Summary: Someone mentioned that they felt this receiver was custom built for them. I couldn't agree more. This has everything I need, and nothing I don't. My set-up is in a odd room. It's a 19 x 13 room, but really its only 16x13 because its open to a hallway. The problem is that the screen is on the long wall, so there is no room for 7.1. I also have a whole home audio amp. Its 12ch @ 65w each. So no need for a powered zone 2.
Summary: I haven't had this receiver long enough to give it five stars. A couple of comments based on other reviews. First, this unit definitely doesn't have wifi. It connects to your router by an ethernet cable or a separately purchased wireless bridge. I'm a spotify user. There is Spotify on the reciever, but it doesn't seem to include spotify radio. I stream spotify radio to the receiver from my iphone or Mac over airplay to get around this problem.
Summary: So my 20 year old Onkyo receiver finally crapped out and I decided to replace it with the new version of such things, the audio/ video receiver. I went to a friends house who had the AVR-x2000 and it was very cool , so I decided I needed one of these. Now she had it set up by pros during a remodel so there was no talk of how to set it up. I have two speakers on a shelf at the tv, two in the ceiling above the main listening area and a subwoofer newly purchased.
Summary: After 15 years I decided to return to Denon once again. My mid-90s unit was marvelous for the time also. This current unit supports the current set of audio and video available. It does not support older analog only devices like record players. Since I gave away my turntable when I bought my first CD in 1984 I am not impacted. The unit installs easily and straightforwardly with no surprises. I wanted Wi-Fi so I also bought an outboard wire/wireless unit.
Summary: This is a great addition to the home setup - has great sound and capabilities, but having trouble getting interoperability with remotes, and with an IR repeater. Otherwise, it has all the inputs I need, and all of the outputs I'd need for the next many years...
Summary: The Denon was very easy to hook up. It is very to use and the remote is great. You just push a button to change to Amazon or to change to media. No pushing 10 things to get there. Will get another one for the other tv.
Summary: What are the odds of getting two bad units in a row? With the same problems? First unit- no video, thus no setup screen. Called Denon-they told me I needed an upgrade to my 2 year old TV's firmware. Called TV support-no firmware update available. Suggested I use a different HDMI port. Success!! Got startup screen. Confusing setup menu. Called Denon-went through setup-no subwoofer audio-was told microprocessor was defective-Sent unit back!!
Nice sound but issues with network connectivity...
4 March 2014
Summary: I've had this receiver for a few months now and generally like it. The sound it produces is very nice, setup is easy, MultiEq is great and the remote is well layed out. The only issue I am having is with network connectivity. I am able to update Firmware without a hitch but I have trouble streaming music through Pandora or any of the other internet radio services to the point where it is unusable.
Summary: I think this was an excellent choice as the product is simply super. An added bonus is my friends and neighbours are envious. Setup was easy and the sound is excellent. I enjoy especially the iPhone app that provides me the opportunity to change stations without searching for the remote and also without opening the cabinet door. Overall ... I would definitely recommend this to others.