Originally Posted by karlsaudio
Did Denon make a bad batch of recievers? What is the exact problem with them if I happen to get a early build date?
not a bad batch (hardware) but earlier versions of the firmware have a couple of small bugs that may or may not impact you:
1) problems bitstreaming from specific Blu-ray players (LG and Samsung mostly)
2) some issues (esp. loss of audio) when connecting to a DVI display
There have also been reports of certain units with an inability to use Dyn EQ/Vol with multich PCM, but this one appears to be very rare.
If your system is working fine currently, I wouldn't worry about it. For example, neither of those bugs affect my system at all (although I have updated the firmware just to test it).