Summary: This receiver can do just about everything you want it to. The only feature it didn't have which is why I'm giving it a 4 star is wireless internet connectivity. So, I had to move my router so I could hardwire in. Other than this, the receiver is awesome. Easy to use, tons of functionality, and the setup was simple. This was my first "real" A/V receiver, so I don't have much experience with things other than boxed home theater.
Excerpt: I am using this Denon X3000 in my living room. (My main audio system is in my media room) This unit runs at least 15 hrs a day primarily for audio for my Panasonic plasma monitor by my wife, as we are retired. I am used to the older high-end Denon AVRs and this one is not so high-end as it is practical. It does all that is asked of it and does it well, but it is not up to Denons quality look.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Almost 3 stars... new features and missing old ones...
Shaun Morgan "FoxxElite", Amazon
23 December 2013
Summary: The give me new stuff I like. But DENON, WHY did you take away the things I need? There is no way to interact with the device for many functions without the remote... or the new smartphone features, not sure how limited that may be for setup and configuration though. The switched AC outlet on the back is gone, WTF I need that for many things... It better come back or I will consider other options next time (sooner than you think).
Summary: Excellent receiver and value for the price. Wish there were more pre-set sounds like in Yamaha line of receivers. Bit tricky with audyssey moving the calibration unit to different spots which are very close in a mid-sized room. But it works and delivers!