I bought it mostly for stereo plus to have a theater in the future. Just liked the sound of it with a pair of Paradigms Studios 60 v5. Nice and clean sound for the money if you prefer it on the bright side. It can be very loud without noticeable distortions. Never tried it on full. Too much for me. Again, I just liked the sound and disregarded the hometheaterish reputation . Bonus: MADE IN JAPAN which is quite unusual these days comparing with honorable NADs, Rotels and others from their line.
It has tons of features which I probably will never use. Pairing amp outputs for stereo is nice, so is the networking and 3 zones. The rest are useless for me.
Networking could be done better though. WEB browser-based UI is total crap. I swear, I can write much better myself. , Slow, pedestrian, ugly and buggy. I do not see any reason why it should be so slow serving this kind of primitive HTML pages. Just lame programming.
Browsing servers broke after I installed Twonky server and all my efforts to restore it were just waste of time. Twonky sees the device and pushes the music files but sometimes it looses the receiver. I would blame it on Denon because the device reappears again in Twonky Manager after receiver restart.I hope the problems will be fixed in the firmware upgrade.
Other than that - quality hardware. Software could be done way better.
By the way, Twonky saved Denons butt in my case. At least I can stream audio with occasional problems. I will ask for Twonky license refund from Denon