Originally Posted by Naxray
Very interested in your comparison of the 2.
Thanks in advance!
Disclaimer: This is highly subjective, so please don't let my experience make your decision!
Overall I'm pretty happy with it.
I haven't messed with any up-conversion yet.
I had similar experiences to most with Audyssey. It seemed to lower the bass and give a hi-end curve for my speakers. The volume leveling works as advertised, seems pretty good! The EQ I'm not super hype on.. I'd rather make the decisions!
I absolutely can't stand the denon OSD/Setup..It's a real PITA! The pioneer OSD looks like a commodore 64, but it's 100 times easier for me to use/navigate. Compared to the new sony and H/K OSD gui's, both the denon and pioneer are such a joke..
The Denon definitely sounds good.
This would be "the" receiver for me if it had pre-outs.
I'm going to give it another day and see if it grows on me..
Overall I think either this or the Pioneer 1018 are the best choices for the $$, you can't go wrong with either IMHO. I was too afraid to go near the 606 & 254 due to the issues and the 663 just didn't cut it for my needs.