Just picked up the new Denon over the weekend (my Yamaha RX-V2700 wouldn't pass 1080p24 correctly). It sounds great and it passes my bluray player output correctly to my television (also decodes some soundtracks I couldn't handle before). The automatic audyssey setup has been the only source of trouble. The procedure takes longer for one pass than the yamaha does and the 2309 suggests 6 to 8 different mic positions. Its sometimes difficult to keep the house quiet for that long. I ended up running the procedure about 4 times. Twice it hung during the save phase and after 10 minutes, I was forced to power cycle. The other two times it saved in less than 30 seconds. I needed to do another pass because I wanted to try a different speaker location to improve the bass. The second pass took three tries. Anyone else experience a lockup like this? Anyone think this is a defective unit?
It made some interesting crossover choices (150 hz for my mains, Def Tech Mythos 4, and 60 hz for my center, Def Tech Mythos 8, and 110 hz for my surrounds, Mirage Omnistats). I adjusted the crossovers more to my liking and turned down the subwoofer gain and everything sounds great now.