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.. Re soldered it, put it back together, WORKS FINE!!!! I can only hope the new surround and LED TV hold up as long. P.S. To the guy that said 5.1 was obsolete back in 2010.... Well..
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. The audio quality from this particular unit is superb as well with eq settings often not found in much higher end units.
Summary: This box is relatively cheap both because it is a discontinued model and because 5.1 stereo is obsolete.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. The big advantage of these things is that they have a dynamic output of 235 watts per channel into 4 ohm speakers. Which means that one can drive Magnepans or Martin-Logans with them.
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. I record with several different components and all the hook-ups are there EXCEPT ONE. The PHONO has in jacks but NO record out jacks. The signal on a turntable is too weak to plug directly into a recorder so a preamp is necessary.
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. If you are new to surround sound systems, you will need alot more cable sets than you will find in the box.