Summary: This was the best value I found in home theater systems. The amplifier is well constructed and uses a massive transformer in it's power supply, not a cheap switching supply that box systems use.
Little bit over priced for discontinued AV receiver
Terence Shea, Amazon
5 February 2008
Summary: This is my first time buying HTIB.I have been looking into HTIB systems for some times. Living in an apartment,my choice was limited to smaller but powerful systems. I looked at Yamaha YHT-380 first then saw Sony DAV-IS10 on craiglist for cheaper price.
Summary: I have had this system for a few days now. My other system is a Sony Dream system. The differences between the Sony and the Denon are huge. It really isn't fair to compare the Denon to the Sony I guess. The Denon's sound is amazing. It really makes you feel like you are in the movie.
Summary: I recently purchased this system from local store. It came with 3 individual packages for DVD 557 player, AVR-487 receiver and SYS 57HT speaker system. Setup not very easy, but the receiver is fully configurable. take few days to understand completely how the system works and to calibrate the sound.
Summary: This is an excellent entry level in-the-box system. The receiver and dvd/cd/mp3 player are good. The speakers are good as well. I am very pleased with the system and it was extremely affordable.
Denon DHT487-DV 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System
Noel Phares "Paradise, CA", Amazon
9 September 2007
Summary: This package is really solid. It is Denon's early move into the "HT in a Box" concept, plus some legendary quality from Denon. Sounds wonderful, components are high quality, plenty enough headroom for a 18 x 22 w/ vaulted wood ceiling room. The satellites are a very nice smaller but beefy build.
Summary: I got this system because it was highly rated on several sites, and because it was one of the lowest cost sets that has two optical inputs on the back of the receiver (the only way to confirm that before buying was to check Crutchfield's site.
Summary: I have had this system for a couple months now and am 100% satisfied.. Just make sure you get the most out of this system by getting Quality cables.. My TV does not support HDMI but it does Support Component Cables.. Those are a must for the DVD Player as is an Fiber Optic Audio cable..