From the Manufacturer
The Denon AVR-1612 5.1 Home Theater Receiver delivers exceptional performance and convenient features in a home theater centerpiece. Offering the latest inputs, this powerful receiver features advanced processing that brings out the best in your Blu-ray/DVD players, game consoles, and other entertainment devices. The AVR-1612 supports high-resolution audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, for a dynamic surround-sound listening experience. It also supports HDMI v1.4a, allowing you to get the most out of 3D content. Enhanced by direct digital connectivity for iPhone/iPad/iPod via the front panel USB, and including an optional networking dock connectivity option for iPod and iPhone, the AVR-1612 offers an exceptional foundation for your home theater system.
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Fully compatible with current HD audio formats, the Denon AVR-1612 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver provides powerful, theater-quality surround sound. It ensures maximum audio performance with multiple technologies:
Full HD Support
With four HDMI inputs, the AVR-1612 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices–like game consoles and Blu-ray players–to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single HDMI cable, reducing cable clutter.Vivid 3D Visuals with HDMI v1.4a
The AVR-1612 comes equipped with HDMI v1.4a, allowing you to make the most of several premium video features:
With a built-in USB port, the AVR-1612 supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or USB drive. The receiver can also be used with the Denon Networked Control Dock (sold separately) for network streaming or docking your iPod/iPhone. A compressed audio restorer guarantees that standard MP3 playback is crisp and clear.GUI Overlay and Remote Control for Simple Operation
With its programmable functions and intuitive button layout, the AVR-1612 is designed for ease of use. The front panel is smartly organized, featuring clearly labeled buttons and onboard controls for volume and source. In addition, its on-screen display provides quick information about your system’s settings.
The AVR-1612’s simple remote control is easy to use, giving you more flexibility in controlling your home theater.
Product and Warranty Information
The receiver measures 6-3/8 by 17-1/8 by 15-3/64 inches (H x W x D), and weighs 20-1/2 pounds.
The Denon AVR-1612 5.1 Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver is backed by a two-year warranty.
What’s in the Box
AVR-1612 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver, remote control, AA batteries, setup microphone, AM loop antenna, FM indoor antenna, and owner’s manual.
*75 watts per channel (20Hz-20kHz, 8 ohms, .08% THD), 120 watts per channel (1kHz, 6 ohms)
My move to HDTV has been considerably behind the times of my friends and peers. Not only is my current AV receiver over a decade old, with no HDMI support, I also learned in my TV investigation that the current tvs had a delay in processing the video signal, and that if one were to use 5.1 surround outside the tv, the video and audio would be out of sync. I had experienced a similar problem through my computer vs video grabber and sound cards so I knew exactly what the concern was.
The Denon served all my needs at a great price. The audio delay feature works perfectly. My TV has about 100ms delay in the video processing and with that set in the receiver, you would never know there was a disconnect. (Note: For most tv’s if you use the sound from the tv via optical to the receiver there is no delay, but then you lose the ability to pipe 5.1 through the tv like via satellite or blueray source. Optical only allows stereo unless from the internal tv tuner) It remembers custom settings for each input, so I can set that delay differently for the blue ray player for example if needed (Haven’t tried blueray yet). That is true ofor other sound settings as well e.g. surround modes can be set differently per source). Audysee automates the sound setup with an included Microphone. Denon menus appear onscreen through the same HDMI the tv or blueray is playing through so you can change settings will seeing the tv image. Plenty of connections for most users. If you are looking for 7.1 go to the next model up, but 5.1 suites my needs (and room layout) perfectly.
It comes with a programmable remote, but I use my dish remote for everything anyway. My only real compliant as it were, and it’s not technical, is I wish the user manual came printed and not on cd rom. There are a lot of menus and functions and I’m still learning what they all can do but it’s a bit of a pain to go on the computer when you want to look something up. I’m not going to ding the 5 stars based on that though – this is a great receiver.