"AWESOME RECIEVER"on by nvus419
Pros Bought this Denon reciever and absolutly love it....great sound ...fantastic bass and loud (if ya want it) ....had a few all-in-one home theater systems (HTIB) from LG and Sony and they dont even come close to the sound quality ..really recommend it.
Cons Like everything about it...even the Audessy settings
Summary Been a great system so far and would recommend it to anyone who wants something better than a Home theater in a box (HTIB).
Pros Four HDMI ports in and one cable out, on-screne menu, nice remote, and 3-D capable. It's a high quality piece from Denon for less than $350.00.
Cons I'm no expert but I love the receiver and have no complaints.
Summary I wasn't looking to spend much money since this economy is terrible. I was actually going to buy a receiver in the $250.00 range. I did some research on another website and the AVR-591 was new and a stand out for the price. I went to BB and couldn't resist getting it. I brought it home and hooked it up to my BIC America speakers and I was amazed how good my speakers sounded. The reciever came with a auto tuner but I'm waiting on some rear surrounds that are going in my ceiling tomorrow. I currently have three speakers hooked up and it's pretty much good to go. I will update the experience I have once the 5.1 is fully hooked up. I popped in Avatar on Blu and the experience was very different. It's amazing how improved sound enhances the viewing experience. This well priced A/V receiver will not let you down.
Pros Connected my PC to it through HDMI (ATI HD 5850) and it works GREAT! Decodes to various formats usch as True HD, PCM, DD and so on. I have a DVD player connected via Component and Optical Audio with stellar quality. The set-up was a snap!
Cons Lacks analog inputs for those of you not completely there, and honestly forced me to get there on my DVD player so I picked up a PS3 for Bluray- Doesn't have a USB like its bigger brother but I'm not even sure that it would support video anyway?
Summary This replaced my older Sony which was on its death bed and is leaps and bonds better especially considering the Sony was almost the same amount when it was released. The sound quality is awesome!!! Love the True HD and DD tracks, even does a great converting 2 channel audio to 5.1!!! I am using Orb Audio speakers (5.1) and an old Sony 12" Sub that will soon be replaced too, connected my PC (with Blu-Ray and USB 2.0 1 TB External HDD) via HDMI, DVD player via Component and optical Audio (upscaling is great too) and basic cable through DVD player to AMP. all is amazing- had and Xbox 360 but it croaked so I didn't get to test that with it but am thinking about getting a PS3 for a stand alone Blu-ray/media to handle streaming USB HDD vids and other media. I can't say enough about the surround sound quality of even the 2 channel sources, my basic cable to my dvd player is Coax and no box but the sound is great!
Pros looks, features, performance, price
Cons none for the price
Summary I have had speakers and receivers that cost in the ten or thousands. along with my 401K I had to downsize. kept the XBR and bought AVR-591 with the boston speakers as an open box at BB for $399.00. it was a bit to set it up in my much smaller living space. but bang for your buck there is nothing out there that does what this system does. I have an xbox, PS3, my macbook pro when needed and a cable box hooked up. switches without pops, is loud enough. the bass works fine. Life is better now but still keeping the AV to push the in wall set up in the new living room. 4.5stars for people not used to setting up this type of system at this price point.
Pros Good to great sound for the price. The microphone setup once understood makes the sound as perfect as possible.
Cons Terrible manual
Summary Great receiver with the most difficult manual I have ever read. The menu was also difficult and burdensome.
If I was not somewhat tech oriented I would never have discovered how to use this receiver. The manual was so poorly written with over explanation, double instruction, poorly drawn line drawings and details that were completely unnecessary. I learned to hook it up by default.The manual was so apparently conflicting that I almost took the receiver back. I went on-line with Denon Customer Service and found myself talking to an independent serviceman who wanted to charge an exorbitant fee. All of a sudden the price of the Denon was no longer attractive. Now that I have it set up it is wonderful. I would like to write Denon's manuals for them.