Replaced AVR-991 and got future proofed to 4K TV (later)
Jo B. Williams, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: My AVR-991 is unhappy and keeps shutting down and going to protect mode (even with nothing connected). Have generally been very happy with the AVR-991, but decided to fix the AVR-991 and move to a art studio / basement exercise room area and replace with a newer equivalent device. The new AVR has mostly the same specs, but can handle and up convert 4K video signals.
Summary: I was a bit taken back by how simplified it is. I guess i prefer a more in depth remote like I've been used to on old Denon AVR's. Denon's remote app is terrible. But there is several other free ones to try. Very clean design with straight forward back panel layout. It has a plastic, not aluminum front facia. But this is a mid level AVR. More sound field settings than found on remote.
Summary: the box came tattered and torn, with the receiver rattling inside due to crumbled styrofoam. i was definitely concerned but the unit itself looks and functions totally like new. so i guess i cant complain. the audyssey microphone/program seems to be a waste of life - it ended up way better with manual settings. overall great receiver with great sound, when paired up with some great speakers of course. nice and beefy with more than enough power.