Long time reader, first time poster...
OK guys and gals, I have a question, there been one review on the 1910 or 790 worth reading? I really want someone to rate these receivers, but not so much CNET, they seem never to respect the power and quality of Denon. They seem to care more about features and easiness than pure quality and sound performance which is the reason that every AV receiver falls under the Home Audio section of every retailer in the world. OK sorry about the venting tangent, but really does anybody know of a review????
The second thing is that I have purchased the 1910 (I just like seeing what people think of what I own) and I love it. I recently had a AVR-597 and that sounded great, but it was time to ditch the entry level and get in on the HDMIy goodness, which has been delicious if I might say.
I'd like to point out to anyone thinking about buying this, that the video performance is great, I have a crappy Dynex 32" and the video scaling of below HD signals is laughable, and 480i is actually painful to watch. Like at college I only got 5 HD channels and well I only watched 5 lol. But the 1910 makes the below HD channels look really good, I'm not going to say they look HD and they're not near HD but they look really good. Like if HD is a 10 and SD is a 5 the 1910 makes the SD a 7.5 maybe higher. It even takes my great performing Panny DMP-BD35k upconverting a DVD and does a double and upconverts that even more.
I'm going to leave out the audio performance because it's a Denon and Denon still has never fallen short on delivering great sounding performance. Thats the reason they always seem to offer a little less features or are slower to offer them, they care about what really matters in an AVR, great sound.