I have several Denon products and they are my supplier of choice, although I am just an average guy and not an audiophile. This was so much easier to set up than any before. The Audyssey setup identifies the speakers being tested on screen so you can be sure which you are listening to. If even shows if you have polarity reversed (which was the case in the home theater in our new home). The back panel has a very organized and convenient layout. The onscreen menus are much easier to use than in the past and its very obvious how to set it. The Ethernet (internet) connection recognized itself automatically, so it seems that Denon has really fine-tuned the operation, setup and use of this unit. I have a 7.1 system + 2 speakers in zone 2(bedroom). One thing I really like is that they have improved the sound over older units so that I get surround w/o high volume and voice is very clear w/o having to optimize the center channel. I do not use any remotes or other features as I got it specifically for the theater. I ordered the higher wattage output to be sure I hade enough power.