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Denon AVR-S910W offers mighty home cinema performanceThe Denon AVR S910W comes fully loaded with up-to-the-second features and delivers highly transparent sound.
If you're looking for a home theater receiver, Denon is one of the brands to turn to, and it's new AVR-S910W doesn't disappoint when it comes to movie thrills. This is a seven-channel receiver which can also turn to [UNKNOWN] or [UNKNOWN] And it offers better movie replay than the equivalent Onkyo receiver. It has all the features you would want like bluetooth, wi-fi, and Spotify connect. Plus it has convenient input shortcuts on the front panel. However it doesn't have the company's Helios multi room capability. But you can control it with the Denon smartphone app. Design minded, looks like a receiver. And it does come with a readable blue LED display. It includes 8 HDMI ports as well as a port for HDMI standard 2.0, and the latest 4K resolution. The remote that comes with it is attractive and well laid out, and it's design is kind of stolen from it's sister company Marantz. While it has a lot of music features, it performs it's best with movies, and it has more guts than Onkyo TX-NR646 at the same price. The sound is open and very dynamic. It doesn't cope as well with music though, or with brighter sounding speakers. And so, if you want something that is more flexible, then try maybe a Sony, Onkyo, Marantz. For around $580, it is a very robust and enjoyable receiver for home theater fans. This is Ty Pendlebury for cnet.com.