Summary: I believe for the price its worth the money, but buyer beware it took me 3 returns to Crutchfield to find the perfect one. The first two systems kept on going black when playing back DVD movies. I recommend sending it back right away if you start to see this happening.
Summary: It's small, attractive, and feature-laden. But: as some people have mentioned, DVD playback occasionally drops out when connected via HDMI. From what I've read, this is a problem for units manufactured prior to September 2006 (check the date label on the bottom of the main unit).
Summary: I went to Magnolia (high end retailer) and they convinced me that I should get the Denon S-301 since I didn't want to install true surround sound and tear up the house. The best price they were willing to offer was $1300. So from a price perspective, you can't go wrong.
Summary: I have researched home theater systems online for a long time before I rested at Denon 301. Had a lot of reasons to choose it over Bose. Bose though sounds better in 5.1 system, but Denon beats the sound effects in 2.1 system. Overall the sound quality is crisp.
Summary: I bought the Denon S-301 to connect to a Sony Bravia 40". I wanted an all-in-one system that looks good, sound great and plays DVDs well. I am quite happy with my decision to purchase this system. Playing DVDs. The picture quality is excellent. No complaints there.
Summary: I was undecided between the Bose 3-2-1 GS and this system until I realized the Denon system had a USB port for playing MP3s or WMAs from ANY mass storage device. Whoa! The sound is great! Surround? You betcha! Watched "War of the Worlds" last week..
Summary: I bought this home theater system from Crutchfield--not Amazon (because although Amazon is my overall favorite online store, the bad experience I had with a television purchase has made me vow to never buy another big-ticket item from Amazon ever again).
Summary: Overall, I am pleased with the S301. The DVD picture quality is excellent, as is the sound. However, you would need to have a head full of strange and terrible drugs to believe that 2 speakers can generate "virtual surround sound". Don't misunderstand me, the speakers sound GOOD.
Excerpt: This is a good quality product that offers good value for money in the very short term. Although as with most electronic products, the value will deteriorate over time and should be able to get a cheaper version next year.
Summary: Che bello mi piace tanto, adesso il fine settimana perchè arriva il sabato e viene sempre qualcuno a trovarmi, infatti ieri sera e venuto il mio fratello maggiore a trovarmi con tutta la sua famiglia e mi ha raccontato che venerdi si era preso un bellissimo impianto per la sua TV al Plasma e mi...
Pros: Puoi vedere e ascoltare della buona musica nel sallotto di casa tua !