Sorry for not reading through the 40+ pages or trying a search, but I was hoping someone who has been following this thread for a while would enlighten me; I've got a harman/kardon AVR254 which has it's own "problems/solutions" thread because there are so many issues with it. I'm considering selling it and buying one of these, but not if it will be a lateral move. Are there any issues with the 1910 with the firmware, or with HDMI handshaking, or with periodic audio dropouts with a specific source (or at all) or anything like that? My 254 has so many issues that it's become an inconvenience to use it, such that my old setup of using three sound cards from my laptop to connect my speakers to all my other sources is better because at least it worked in a roundabout way.
My main issues with the 254 at the moment are: after about 1 second of no audio activity the amps shut off, so for example in the PS3 menu, the menu clicks will most of the time be cut out, and the first second or two of pretty much anything will be cut off (songs for example, very annoying). Also I can't connect my laptop's HDMI out directly to the receiver because there's no way to turn off the video processing, so the video which is then passed from HDMI to my TV will become distorted, so I have to plug my laptop into my TV then run an optical audio cable to the receiver, then if I want to switch sources I have to switch both my TV and receiver which is annoying as well. Even not having to deal with either of those issues would be enough to sell my 254 and buy one of these.
Copied this from my post in the 1910 thread after realizing this receiver fits my needs much better, except it has no switched power outlets, but that's not a deal breaker as long as I don't have to worry too much about it overheating with normal use. It'll be on the 2nd shelf of an audio equipment shelf/rack.
It's so nice having a resident expert on Denon receivers on the forum, batpig! I'll go check out your website soon, and click a few ads for you.
Wish we had someone like you for the h/k threads.
EDIT: Another small shortcoming of this line of receivers for me is the lack of pre-outs for the speakers...right now I'm using my computer speakers for the C/SR/SL/LFE via the pre-outs on my 254 and using RCA to 1/8" then 1/8" splitters to the audio cable of the sub, which then manages the other speakers. I know I know, bit of a hackjob solution but I can't afford right now to buy new surround speakers or a sub, so it has to do me for now. Suppose I would have to replace my speakers before getting this receiver, or just settle with stereo for a while.