Pros: It reproduces great sound
Cons: Difficult setup and mine exploded after only 18 months of use.
I always liked Denon AVRs, but I also found them difficult to set up initially. But they were usually very reliable. I have owned several Denon AVRs, until my AVR 3312Ci gave me trouble and died. I had just turned it on when sparks shot out of the top of the unit and it shut down. It simply died on me, and I don't know why. I now own a Yamaha RX V673. It was almost half the price of the Denon, was simple to set up, and sounds great! (I use it only in straight mode) I use the receiver mostly for watching my BD ripped movies (MKV files). I think my system sounds better than in the theater!.