Summary: The Denon web site [...] mentions the compatibility with iPhone but it's only when you check the compatibility chart (which I did not do prior to purchase) you realize that it does not work with the newer iPhones and iPod touches - I find it appalling that Denon does not make it clearer the limitations of the device. Additionally, many features are Windows only - again it should be made clear that the Mac is not supported.
Summary: I recently purchased the Denon ASD-51W specifically for connection to my iPhone 4s. I have a few issues: My home computer is a Mac. I didn't realize, nor can I find any information that specifically notes this unit is a PC only device (really Denon??) The place I bought it from noted I would also be able to stream movies through this device to my TV (I was thinking Nextflix) but never mentioned the compatibility issue with Mac.
Summary: The product (Denon Networking Client Dock with WiFi for iPod by Denon) would not stay on after a couple of months. It initially worked. I Contacted Denon after a few months before the warranty expired and was told that since I didn't buy it from Denon, or an authorized reseller, the product was not covered under warranty. The customer service individual was rude and kept asking for a receipt number. I tried explaining that I bought it on-line through Amazon.
Summary: I purchased this unit with reasonable hopes of a quick and easy setup. Nope, didn't happen that way. Connecting the unit to my DENON AVR-592 was a breeze, as expected. The IPod Touch worked well, sounded great, clumsy but funtional menu on the tv was easy to use as well. However... when I tried to connect the unit to my wireless network I ran into a couple of issues.
Connectivity issues get worse; Denon needs to be up front
Michael Siegel, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I had a similar problem to M.Stevens as explained in his review. Mine is a little worse. This is quite annoying. I bought a brand new Denon AVR-1910 just a couple of months ago. It is not one of Denon's top-shelf AVRs, but it is current and up-to-date. This AVR has connections for ipod docks in the back, including a Dock Control connection which helps your ipod dock communicate in a user-friendly way with the AVR.
Summary: Though expensive it is worth every penny! Hook-up was fairly easy and connecting it to my wifi was simple. Having a menu of all my music on screen and being able to control it by remote control is so cool! Streaming internet radio is simple as it is built in to the menu system. Click the "Browse/Remote" button on the remote and you can listen to Pandora or Slacker radio through your stereo.
Summary: This is definitely an awesome, feature-filled iPod dock. Solid construction, good looks, and it is the only dock I've seen that has a digital audio output to take advantage of my receiver's superior D/A converters. I've confirmed full compatibility with iPod Classic 160GB, 4th- & 5th-gen Nanos. I had some trouble hooking it up properly with my new Denon AVR-2310, though.