Summary: Upgraded from a Sony STR-DN1000 and couldn't be more pleased. Never realized what I was missing from my Definitive Technology ProCimema 1000 setup. I actually hear much better improved low level sounds and wonderful Bass management. The surrounds are much more enveloping.
Summary: I have other audio systems that cost thousands of dollars and this blows them out of the water. The setup, while long results in an amazing sound. The clarity is unbelievable. It was very easy to setup and firmware updates are a cinch. I highly highly recommend this receiver.
Summary: I bought this receiver to drive a 7.1 surround sound system for my home theater. What amazed me is how everything worked right away without adjustments. This is truly a plug and play receiver and works great for cable TV, Blu-ray movies, or Netflix streaming from my tablet.
Summary: I'm not an audiophile expert. I cannot afford the best of the best, or even the better of the better. Like most I suppose, I rely on other "experts", and read their reviews before shelling out a precious "reasonable" allowance.
Summary: I had my last receiver for about 15 years. Finally convinced myself to upgrade. I have always been a big fan of Denon sound equipment, so I have decided not to take chances with other brands, although Onkyo looked very appealing for the features it had in a similarly priced receiver.
Summary: Love my new"magic"box. I've been an avid Sony fan for a long time. Sadly the last Sony receiver (which passes HD TiVo through it) did not allow the TiVo to work in the shuttle modes very well. The Sony had so many manual settings I never got it set up quite right.
Summary: This is exactly what I needed to upgrade my home theater. I looked at the AVR-X4000 but this one was completely what I required. The iOS app works great with it and with my 3D Vizio TV, Sony Blu-Ray, Apple TV, and old Sony DVD changer.
Summary: I was surprised to find that this AVR has built in electronics to work with Apple iOS Airplay. You don't need the Apple TV set top box to play your iPod or iPhone music through this AVR. No pairing is needed. You just have to be on the same local area network.
Summary: This receiver is top notch and sounds great on my new reference series towers. The from the ipod jack on the front, the much easier to use remote ( a big requirement from my girlfriend), and the great sound quality I have been very happy with this purchase.
Great Receiver! Sounds good! Airplay works well, Album artwork displayed from Nas, Great "GUI" guided user interface.
bad app, Amazon
9 December 2013
Summary: The GUI for this maybe isn't as good as my Sony internet TV, but is still fairly nice. I previously bought a Sony STR-DN840 receiver 2 weeks ago, which was nice, but the interface was so, 1990's or so, and wasn't quite what I was looking for (but is quite a bit cheaper than the Denon).