I like Denon but I have to wonder how many people actually want alexa or anything like it built into there A/V receiver? The average person is lazy enough do we need to make it easier to be lazy? And do we really need it and do we really need the privacy risk that alexa and anything like it could subject us to? Right now I am considering a Marantz a/v receiver to replace my Pioneer Elite SC-05 and that now has alexa built in. It will be awhile so I could still end up with a Denon or even a Yamaha, it's hard to say right now till I get really close to walking in the door and making the purchase. But I see it as something I do not need and do not want! I would be tempted to take the lid off and find the microphone and clip the wires going to it. How do we know what alexa takes in because for it to work it would have to have the microphone live at all times to be triggered. So how much of what is said in your household is it recording and sending to a server somewhere?
So question stands, How many of you out there actually want technology like Alexa that could be listening in and could be hacked?
HT System: Marantz SR-8012 Receiver, Emotiva XPA-3 Amplifier, Sony XBR55A9F 55"OLED 4K TV, Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, 4K Apple TV 64GB, Speakers: Altec Lancing A-7's (L&R), Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel, Klipsch RP-600M surround speakers, Advent Marbles, HSU VTF-3 MK5HP subwoofer. AudioQuest cables, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Harmony Elite Remote.