"Great receiver for the price"5.0 starson by Jeff M1
Pros: 3 HDMI Inputs
Two zone capabilities
Audysey dynamic equilization
Audysey speaker callibration
Cons: Setup User Interface
Summary: After doing months of research, I chose Denon, mainly for the Audysey dynamic equalization. It works great! When I watch a TV show, the commercial volume stays the same--no more annoying jumps in volume when the commercials appear. Soft passages are as easy to hear as loud passages. There are different levels of equalization (that you can set), and you can turn it off when you're listening to music if you want to.
The automatic speaker calibration made a huge difference. It comes with a mic that you place in six different locations in the room while it goes ahead and tests levels. Once it is done, it sets parameters that adjust speaker levels to give you the best sound. It worked great for me.
The only con--and it's a minor one for me--is that the setup UI is text-based, and there is no direct IP access. Both of these problems don't exist in the more expensive Denon receivers.
Bottom line: my wife was skeptical about setting up a home theater in our family room. After one evening of watching a dvd through the Denon 1909, she's a convert! (Now I have to work on getting her to agree to a good blu-ray dvd player).