Summary: A trip to Best Buy proved to me that my 8 y old Sony was outdated. I never realized all that I had been missing. I bought a Denon AVR-X2000, great sound good finish, but had a HDMI input problem out of the box, I took it back and took what is considered a VERY reliable receiver. My comparative findings; Yamaha RX a730 sound quality for movies is better, Yamaha has a VERY complicated Remote full of stuff you don't need or can't read, the buttons are plenty and very small,...
Replaced AVR-991 and got future proofed to 4K TV (later)
Jo B. Williams, Amazon
20 February 2014
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.
High quality, but expected a little more from Denon
A.M.Boughey "Poetmaster", Amazon
12 June 2013
Summary: Denon is synonymous with quality, and you expect high end performance for the money. This is my first Denon, so I was excited and highly expectant, I have to say after playing around with it for a couple of weeks, that while it's a very nice, and capable receiver, I expected a little more. 7.1 with 185watts per channel sounds impressive, but in 2013 I'm looking at that as standard.
Summary: What is this? The Denon AVR-X2000 is a home theater receiver designed for home theaters with a strong digital makeup. Why do I need this? Do you have a Blu-ray player? Then you need a home theater receiver. Home theaters have been an essential part of homes for the last 10 years.
Summary: This 7.1 receiver is noteable for supporting the 4K Ultra HD format (3840x2160 or 2160p). It has 95W/ch and 7 HDMI inputs with 1 HDMI output. In addition to HDMI sources, it does have the capability to support two legacy video and audio inputs, and also has digital coax and optical audio inputs. Thankfully, most of these are fully configurable. Speaker terminals accept bare wire and will also accept banana plugs (which I used).
Summary: Denon AVR-X2000 In-command 7.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay is truly a high quality item. I'm floored by the sound I'm getting through my speakers. I always thought it was really good but with this receiver, man, the sound is over the top and down the block. Wow. I just have 2 3-way speakers and am looking for a sub-woofer and another set of speakers to create a surround sound atmosphere.