5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great system but big learning curve,
This review is from: Denon AVR890 7.1-Channel Multi-Zone Home Theater Receiver with 1080p HDMI Connectivity (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I purchased a Bose V-20 and after several weeks I returned it because it just didn't seem to have power I wanted. I exchanged the Bose for the Denon 890 and got back over a $1,000. The Denon has 5 HDMI inputs which I found very useful. I love the sound I get. It just took a long time to get everything to work the way I wanted. The user manual is very difficult to understand and the remote is almost as bad. I still haven't figured out how to use everything on the remote. I have no idea what all the buttons on the back of the remote is for. I had to make several adjustments to the front center speaker to get proper volume. I'm also confused about how to hook up my amp. I think I got it working properly, but still haven't figured out how to get more bass out of it. Like I said the user manual is not much help. The HDMI is very easy to use and I can hook up my Blu ray DVD and Direct TV DVR with ease. I like this system much better than the Bose V-20 and for the price it is much better. There are several downsides like trying to figure out how to get all my FM stations to work. After some experimenting I finally got it to work. I also can't get great volume from my IPOD dock - I really have to crank up the volume on the Denon to get the sound I want. I think I might have to use the Denon Dock which costs over $100. Overall I'm satisfied with the system. It does a great job once you figure out how to use it. This isn't a system that is easy to set up - at least for me. I am happy with the power and sound.