Summary: I have owned this receiver since 1992. The remote volume stopped working about a year ago. The wife finally made me get a Sony Blu Ray system last week. I just pulled the thing apart and found a broken solder joint on the the servo that that controls the remote volume..
Summary: The unit is well made. It has all the inputs and outputs you need for normal home use. The setup is relatively straight forward for a device of this complexity. (Reading the instuctions is a must for the inexperienced). Note.
One of the best buys available. AWESOME performance for a 10 year old avr!
30 September 2011
Summary: I've had this receiver for over TEN years. It's been used with NHT super two fronts, super center, and super ones for surround channel and a Velodyne 10" sub. It's performed flawlessly that entire time. From Xbox, PS3 / Blu Ray, DVD, to playing music the DE935 has never had an issue of any kind.
Summary: This box is relatively cheap both because it is a discontinued model and because 5.1 stereo is obsolete. Plus it is a mass market brand. Audiophiles love to pay too much for obscure brands, the more obscure the better. They call such things "exotic", a euphemism for over-priced.
Summary: I have had this receiver for about a month now and I am just getting to know all it's capabilities. It has all the power I'll ever need. I have it in a guitar studio and only use front speakers as it's not hooked up to any video equipment.