Summary: I recently bought this receiver from Amazon and was extremely disappointed with it. I think there was a problem with the hdmi handshake between it and my new Panasonic BDT-220 blu ray player, but I could never get audio or video from the blu ray through the receiver. It also never "saw" my AppleTV. Roku worked OK as did my TIVO cable box. I returned it (Thank you to Amazon's excellent customer service.) Here's the thing - I love my electronic toys.
Want airplay? You're better off buying an Apple TV.
9 May 2012
Summary: I bought this product solely on the fact that it supported airplay. It does do what it says....most of the time. Airplay quality: It works some of the time. I have the nifty app that lets you remote control the receiver. This works great 95% of the time. The other 5% of the time it loses connection with the receiver. As far as music is concerned the quality is great...when it works. About 7/10 times no sound comes out of the receiver when I am 'airplaying'.
I loved this reciever so much, except now it doesn't connect to the iPhone anymore.
Summer L. Page "Summer", Amazon
15 March 2012
Summary: This is a fantastic, multi-featured receiever with a few shortcomings. You have to buy a wifi dongle and a BT dongle if you'd like to use Bluetooth or Wifi, This will add almost $200 to the price of your unit. We have a 46 inch LED TV that was just straining like the little engine trying to push should from the Blu Ray player and an entire set of Polk Speakers in a sad pile under the couch. Waiting. Finally this unit came up as a deal on Woot and I went for it.
Feature packed product, but probably needs more firmware refinements.
Rado Rafiringa, Amazon
29 December 2011
Summary: PROS: Got it for $279 in a promo blast from Amazon's direct competitor in Whittier, CA. The replacement unit seems to work well. I have tested audio functions only so far. This receiver has advanced sound processing and speaker tuning functions that can be adjusted automatically with the help of an included microphone, or manually. If your speakers support bi-amping, this receiver will make them sing at the height of their potential.
Summary: The receiver is no doubt very good. I like the ability to control all aspects of the receiver with the iphone/android app. Airplay is great. My biggest gripe is, airplay and DLNA works only for audio: defeats the purpose of a smart receiver when it cant handle video.
Summary: I purchased this receiver back in October and it took a little while to get everything dialed in the way that I like it. I bought a subwoofer which really made a difference in the way it sounds and I would recommend buying one if you don't already have one. I would also recommend following the set up procedure using the hdmi cable into your tv. It makes it much easier to set up and make adjustments. Now the bad news.
Summary: Love this receiver, but the Airplay won't work on my network at all. I have read other Cisco router users having similar issues. I have a WRT610N with AP isolation turned off. My wired and wireless networks function just fine. My Pioneer receiver came pre-loaded with the recommended firmware and it connects to Internet radio stations using the same wired connection to the Cisco router. I've rebooted the router and still no Airplay connection with my iPad2.
Summary: I was putting in a new room and wanted a proper AV reciever for the entertainment center, and narrowed it down to the Pioneer and Denon, simply because of the wireless / airplay feature. For starters, The Wireless LAN unit, is expensive, and very difficult to hook up. The directions and website are not written clearly. You need to hook the LAN up to a computer, and enter some webaddress that works 1 out of 35 tries. Not kidding.
Summary: Product works as advertised, except one function: "HDMI Pass Through" feature. This feature should allow you to watch the device of your choice connected to your receiver through HDMI cable, while your receiver is in standby mode. The "HDMI Pass Through" doesn't work with my newest Dish Network receiver VIP 722k DVR. It does work however, with my Samsung 6900 Blue-ray DVD Player.
bought it for Airplay, not quite ready for constant use
wayne in sf, Amazon
2 July 2011
Summary: I read previous reviews and found out some useful information, I feel obliged to contribute my own experience, as it might be useful to someone else. Set-up: -Mirage left, right, center, sub in living room -Mirage stereo in Zone 2 in several rooms -Samsung 42" HD, HDMI -Apple TV (first gen) HDMI -Toshiba DVD (ancient, circa 2000) component/coaxial -Apple: iPad, Mac OS desktops and laptops -Trendnet TEW-640MB ethernet to wireless access point Primary use-cases: -Play...