Summary: Pros: Sounds great, all the connections in the back are easy to use and understand. It's a powerful unit. Cons: Front display is not user friendly, setup and usage is kind of a challenge. In order to operate first you have to connect the unit to your router for network connection then download their online app to your ipad or iphone. Most of the buttons in front of the unit almost useless, you have to operate from either remote control or ipad/iphone.
Summary: Great receiver. Love the extra hdmi inputs. I used up all of the inputs on my Vizio 50" led tv. I recently added another device, my Q-see security camera dvr, which I also purchased from amazon. Ran it through my receiver. Worked without a hitch. Although the main reason I purchased this unit was for the audio return channel hdmi output. To my surprise the unit turns on by itself when an audio signal is detected.
Excellent, but somewhat limited, receiver for non-audiophiles who watch TV/DVDs, need network access
RW Starrett, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Easy setup for all of my devices that require HDMI. If you have an older, analog only, audio device, forget it. They say that you can use the Media Player or Satellite/TV inputs with your TV or media player turned off to access audio signals from an older device, in my case a DCM280 Denon CD changer. Forget it, doesn't work. HDMI devices want to seek out that input. Don't try to set up an analog audio device. Otherwise, this receiver is superb.
Summary: Was debating with X2000 and X1000, realized for my room configuration I dont need a 7.1 configuration & also 4K scaling not needed. Decided to go with AVR-X1000 and the bet paid off, I have connected following devices (1) Apple TV (2) Comcast Cable (3) Sony Blu Ray (4) Media server Hooked up to 5.1 surround (pre-wired) in-ceiling speakers. My favorite feature is Audyessy setup, amazing calibration technique and works like a champ. Very vivid sounds and dialog.
Summary: This is my second Denon receiver purchase. I bought my first one about 10 years ago and desperately needed the upgrade. My video switching on my old one went out plus i wanted hdmi inputs and a lot of power so I chose this one. I especially like the audessey speaker calibration. It is a very detailed calibration. My speakers sound better than ever. Im running 5.1 so this one had plenty of power and inputs for my PS3 and HD cable.
Summary: i am very pleased with my Denon 5.1 Receiver regarding all aspects. I replaced a 10 year old Sony 5.1 Receiver and no comparison. The Denon drives a Bose 5.1 Acoustimass 10 Series II ( passive subwoofer) speaker system...and the sound is incredible. Must admit that I had to tweak the bass (+6db) and treble (+2db), to improve over-all sound. The system is great for CD'S and Movies....and plenty of power! With all of the additional features you get a lot for the price.
Summary: I shopped around for a AVR for about a week. I had an Onkyo that got so hot I thought it was going to catch fire, and an older Kenwood that couldn't handle my 4 ohm speakers, plus my need for HDMI was growing so I really wanted something new. I considered Denon, Yamaha and Sony. Despite Cnet's claim that the Sony STR-DN840 was the best AVR in the price range, the reviews about the GUI left me thinking I'll had wished I waited for an upgraded version.