Summary: I am very satisfied with the selection of this receiver to replace my 15+ year old Yamaha. Initial concerns of quality, sound and functionality with such an inexpensive unit were quickly eliminated once the unit was set up. This is a must consider for anyone looking for a new AV receiver at a great price.
Pros: 1. The unit was a breeze to configure and optimize, and the sound is surprising good with my old Infinity Reference series 5.1 speakers. 2. I was pleasantly surprised how well the Denon remote app works on my I-Phone and the supplied remote is very nicely laid out. 3. The internet connectivity works flawless and we love the ability to listen to Internet Radio via the receiver.
Cons: 1. Air Play is Audio only, so I have to keep my apple TV connected to view movies and applications from a Mac Book or IOS device. 2. FM reception was poor to say the least but a powered antenna resolved this problem. 3. The remote will not control other devices leaving us to keep multiple remotes handy. 4. The unit is throws off a considerable amount of heat and should have been equipped with a cooling fan.
Summary: Have had this unit in use for only a little while so far so can only give a 'brief' review but... So far so good. Was very easy to setup and it sounds great so... Hopefully it continues to function in this manner.
Summary: I upgraded from a 12 year old Onkyo receiver. The Denon model was an affordable step into modern tech with all the features I wanted. It was a cinch to set up and use. The sound quality is exceptional as well. I am pleased all around.
Pros: Easy of set up and use. Full of features for the price. Sounds great!
Cons: Doesn't play digital audio in zone 2, but at this price no big deal to work around.
Summary: I bought the receiver to power my patio speakers and in the near future to power a surround sound system for the living room. So I can only comment on a few things, since I'm not using the full potential of the receiver just yet. First off, the price is awesome for this great receiver, that was one of the main reasons why I jumped on this deal so early.
Pros: Price, Zone 2 capability, network capability, length of warranty
Summary: Bought as a replacement for an old Onkyo that was dying. The Denon AVR-X2000 IN-Command layout for connections is uncluttered and easy to find what you need. The setup procedure is easy to run and fairly comprehensive. The only flaw I found in the setup was getting it to recognize my sub woofer as being installed. It has built in internet radio, but if not using a subscription service I found it a bit difficult to navigate.
Pros: Many hdmi inputs Easy to use controller Clean and efficient connection layout in back Big Plus: Comes with the excellent Crutchfield cable labels Great sound and easy to switch between one input and the next
Cons: Had difficulty with sub woofer being recognized as connected Internet radio controls not intuitive
Summary: I am very impressed with the sound quality of this receiver! I was worried about the drop in wattage from my Denon 3802 but the clarity of this new unit surpasses the 3802 by leaps and bounds. The video quality is a little buggy but I'm hoping that an HDMI cable upgrade will fix that.
Pros: Amazing sound quality
Cons: Video through HDMI can sometimes be a little off but a little tweaking solves that problem.
Summary: While I was shopping for an AVR, I was particular about a few things which guided my choices: - Priced under $450, and therefore need not be latest and greatest. - Must have Airplay so that my wife and I can both listen to music and control it with our Apple devices. - HDMI and USB option in the front. - A simple remote that is capable of advanced settings yet keeps things simple (I ask for a lot, I know). The AVR-x2000 delivered all of the above.
Pros: What I really like: - Sound and Picture quality - Audyssey MultiEQ XT - Spotify built-in or via Airplay on my iPhone (!!) - Airplay - Being able to ask someone who wishes to audition my system what music they would like to listen to and search and play it on Spotify - can't believe we did things any other way previously, i.e., no longer will the words, "I don't have that album" be uttered! - Availability of codecs at this price point
Cons: What I feel could be better: - the web interface is a joke. At a minimum I hoped it would let me enter username and passwords for all internet apps (it doesn't). The only time I find myself using it is out of desperation and laziness when I can't find the remote. - how some options are buried within other settings requiring multiple "clicks", for instance "subwoofer level', i wish this was directly accessible via the remote. Hopefully remedied by a logitech harmony de...