Summary: I am a musician and have found that this system has excellent sound reproduction quality for the various inputs I have (including iPod, HD TV, digital signal from cable). Even at higher volume levels there is no distortion of sound and the bass response is very good.
Summary: I was looking to replace my JVC surround sound system because of the size and clutter with speaker cables and small speakers sitting on the floor. We also purchased a new TV about 2 years ago (42" Pioneer Plasma Elite).
Summary: The short: at $799 I'm not so sure. No brainer if you can get it for half that. The long: Surround: 2 Well, more than none, but a lot less than any 5.1 system. It's pretty evident that the sound is coming from the bar under your TV, with the occasional shadow of surround/spread sound.
Summary: The Good: looks great with black piano finish easy setup with few wires simple operation excellent sound can be mounted or just place on enclosed cradle in front of tv The Bad: not much surround sound, you will hear some sounds coming at you from the sides, but no rear sound detection.
Nice, but can't change the laws of physics. Also one big design issue.
ZTT Fan, Amazon
23 August 2007
Summary: I purchased the DHT-FS3 hoping not so much for a 5.1 sound-alike experience but simply hoping for a good "TV speaker replacement" system. Unfortunately, while the Denon is the best sounding system of its type, it simply wasn't to be for my application.
Summary: Ideal product for those that have to compromise sound for aesthetics. Looked at many sound bar solutions. Denon have indeed raised the bar (no pun intended). To top it off, I bought an Alphason ARC-FS3 AV table that the whole thing fits into.