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.
Very Good AV Receiver...maybe a little under powered
Dean T, Crutchfield
7 March 2014
Summary: This receiver was relatively easy to set up, and contains plenty of HDMI inputs. I love the 2 zone control, which works very well. I have the main zone hooked up to my living room, including surround speakers and sub woofer. Zone 2 is connect to my back screened-in porch speakers and TV. Initially the system sounded awful; the speakers were terribly unbalanced. But the Audessey calibration system worked very well.
Pros: Easy set up, Audessey calibration, simple and intuitive use.
Cons: Seems a little under powered for the price and specs listed.
Summary: This little guy is pretty impressive for the price. It's like having a computer with the nads to run big speakers. I have it running Polk towers and signal for a 12 inch Polk sub and all my music is vibrant and rich. Plus all the connectivity you need is there.
Pros: Flexibility with options and the second zone option is perfect for the outdoor sound when having parties.
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!
Summary: This device gives the appearance of being very simple or even 'dumb', nothing could be further from the truth! It is a rather brilliant and well thought out device, my only second thought is I wish I'd bought the big brother as you can always crank the sound level down on a big amp but a little one is breathing hard on high dynamic range material.
App-alicious: A Denon AVR-X3000 In-command 7.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay Review
L. T. Beasimer "www.LBphoto.net", Amazon
6 August 2013
Summary: Close to a year ago, I purchased an Onkyo HT-S9400THX 7.1-channel network A/V receiver and speaker package. I've been happy with this complete home theater audio system and see no need to upgrade or change out components. Since the Denon AVR-X3000 In-Command 7.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay was available to me, I decided to see which I would prefer.
Summary: I upgraded to this AVR because my Monoprice HDMI matrix switch was extremely finicky and unreliable. I want to easily watch TV during daytime on my LED TV but at nighttime for movies, to drive my projector using the same sources, with the option of running both at the same time for sports. This AVR handles it flawlessly. My previous Denon AVR could not handle 3D, nor did it have enough HDMI inputs. So while it was a better amp, I needed an AVR with better digital brains.
Pros: Flawless HDMI matrix switching, more HDMI inputs, improved user interfaces
Cons: On screen displays not drawn on Zone 2 HDMI output, sometimes menus can be a bit sluggish.
Serious Business Right Here! If your wallet can afford it, its worth a look
K. Dubose, Amazon
18 July 2013
Summary: Can you ssaaaaaaay surround sound! If your anything like me, you've had several surround systems the good, bad and the ugly. I've also had the pleasure of see/hearing excellent high-end systems as well. When given the chance to review this receiver I jumped at the chance. The AVR-X3000 is a pretty advanced home theater receiver but the front design doesn't really show that.